Donald Trump

Online Propaganda

Evidence Suggests the GOP Bought at Least 17 Anti-James Comey Domains

The Republican party has apparently created a series of domains to discredit and attack former FBI director James Comey. Meanwhile, Democratic party sympathizers appear to have created similar domains to counter the Republicans’ anti-Comey campaign.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
4.19.18
Opinion

James Comey Is Not the Hero the Left Is Looking For

Comey's book, 'A Higher Loyalty' serves to boost his profile and ego, not protect the American people.
Jason Koebler
4.16.18
Internet Insecurity

Update: Zuckerberg Said He ‘Misspoke’ About Alerting Campaigns to Russian Hacking Attempts

Mark Zuckerberg revealed that Facebook’s security team identified Russian government hackers targeting US presidential campaigns and notified them of the hack attempts.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
4.10.18
ecology

Justice for the Swamp: Why We Hate Some Ecosystems and Not Others

It's not just the rainforests that need saving.
Melissa Cronin
4.6.18
living with jaguars

Trump’s Border Wall Would Condemn US Jaguars to Extinction

“A viable jaguar population could be reestablished in the US, but not if the wall is built.”
Stephen Leahy
4.5.18
DNC hack

Guccifer 2.0 Was Always Sloppy

A sloppy mistake linked Guccifer 2.0 to Russian military intelligence officers, according to a new report. But this was hardly the only mistake the hacker made in his months-long existence.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
3.23.18
Cambridge Analytica

Watch Cambridge Analytica Executives Say They Masterminded Trump's Election Win

A second documentary from Channel 4 News reveals Cambridge Analytica sharing the tactics it used to allegedly win the presidential election for Donald Trump.
Sarah Emerson
3.20.18
Banhammer

Trump Signs Executive Order Banning Venezuela's 'Petro' Cryptocurrency

The Petro was meant to boost Venezuela’s economy, but it’s faced harsh criticism at home and abroad.
Jordan Pearson
3.19.18
Cambridge Analytica

Why We're Not Calling the Cambridge Analytica Story a 'Data Breach'

Facebook insists that Cambridge Analytica didn't get information on 50 million Americans because of a 'data breach.' It's right. What really happened is much worse.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
3.19.18
space war

Trump Thinks a Militarized ‘Space Force’ Is a ‘Great Idea’

He may be referring to a proposal that died in the Senate last year.
Becky Ferreira
3.14.18
gina haspel

New CIA Director Gina Haspel Oversaw Torture at a Black Site Then Lost Evidence of It

As "chief of base" of a CIA Black Site in Thailand, Haspel oversaw the torture and waterboarding of Abu Zubaydah, who still hasn't been charged with a crime.
Matthew Gault
3.13.18
free speech online

Federal Judge Tells Trump to Just Mute People on Twitter

A Manhattan federal judge is encouraging a settlement to a First Amendment lawsuit over President Trump's Twitter behavior.
Sarah Emerson
3.8.18