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Beware: this Russian cyber warfare threatens every democracy | Natalie Nougayrde

Kremlin-inspired interference is about much more than skewed elections. Its the world of mind control imagined by George Orwell, says Guardian columnist Natalie NougayrdeAnyone in Europe and Britain worried about the state of US democracy should take time to senator Dianne Feinstein leans into the microphone and calls for parliamentary

Al Franken hammers Facebook lawyer at hearing over Russian ads

Senator clashes with Colin Stretch over how tech giants apparently missed posts coming from Russia: How could you not connect the dots?A top executive at Facebook struggled to answer on Tuesday as an angry and incredulous Al Franken, a Democratic senator, demanded why the social network accepted political advertisements paid

Why the far right believes a US civil war will start on Saturday

Since late September, alt-right members have advanced the idea that anti-fascist groups will begin a violent insurrection on 4 November. But no antifa groups are planning to protest so what gives?If you are inside the alt-right information bubble, you might be preparing yourself for a civil war to commence

‘We tried nice guys’: conservative hardliners stay in a trance for Trump

At the Values Voter Summit, as speeches hammered gays, gun control and the GOP old guard, attendees clung to a rose-tinted view of their unlikely championNearly a year ago, conservative Christians gambled on Donald Trump, a thrice-married Manhattan billionaire who Values Voters Summit, a yearly Washington symposium that brings together

Ted Cruz joins Republicans ranged against Graham-Cassidy healthcare bill

Effort to replace ACA appears doomed as Cruz indicates Lee will follow him and Collins says its very difficult for her to envision voting for the billThe Trump administrations latest efforts to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) appeared to be disintegrating over the weekend, as a growing number of

From hope to hate: how the early internet fed the far right

The early days of the internet were full of hope: limitless information would make us wiser, kinder, less bigoted. So when did hate get a foothold?Back in 1990, the American lawyer and author Mike Godwin proposed a law of early internet behaviour: As an online discussion grows longer, the probability