Facebook said it had identified a new political influence campaign on its platform that appeared intended to disrupt the US midterm elections.  Photographer: Jason Alden/Bloomberg.

Facebook said it had identified a new political influence campaign on its platform that appeared intended to disrupt the US midterm elections. The s(...)

Microsoft announced on Tuesday that hackers linked to the Russian state tried to target the websites of two conservative think-tanks. Photograph: Carolyn Kaster/AP

The United States government has long believed that the Russian state mounted a concerted digital campaign of interference in the 2016 presidential el(...)

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“Co-ordinated inauthentic behaviour”. If you were a powerful company seeking a disingenuous euphemism to disguise activities that in the past, you had(...)

Facebook has made a number of changes since news broke of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, including simplified privacy tools. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Facebook is planning to make clear how it uses the data it collects across its social media platforms, including Messenger service and Instagram. In (...)

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg. Photograph:  Robert Galbraith/Reuters

Facebook said on Tuesday that it had found and removed more than 270 accounts and pages controlled by Russia’s Internet Research Agency, the so-called(...)

Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin  speak during the G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany, in July  2017. Photograph: Stephen Crowley/New York Times

US president Donald Trump has called his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to congratulate him on his landslide victory in Sunday’s election, breakin(...)

“We’ve taken down fake accounts and pages created by the Internet Research Agency, and have shared this information with Congress”

Facebook has created a new tool for users to determine if they liked or followed a fake account or page created by the Russian Internet Research Agenc(...)

The skill of printing and the people who possessed it, are largely gone now. Photograph: Jewish Chronicle/Heritage Images/Getty Images

When I started in journalism a gazillion years ago, there was a person called a printer. They were shouty folk (they worked in a loud environment), wh(...)

The disclosure adds to the evidence of the broad scope of the Russian influence campaign, which US intelligence agencies concluded was designed to damage Hillary Clinton and boost Donald Trump during the election. Photograph: Regis Duvignau/Reuters

Providing new evidence of Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election, Facebook disclosed on Wednesday that it had identified more than (...)

Juris Ulmanis, a Riga-based entrepreneur who is a member of Latvia’s volunteer national guard and a Baltic “elf”. Photograph: Daniel McLaughlin

When Donald Trump told a crowd in Warsaw last week that the West must “meet new forms of aggression, including propaganda... in new ways and on all ne(...)

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