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What Facebook Did to American Democracy

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In the media world, as in so many other realms, there is a sharp discontinuity in the timeline: before the 2016 election, and after. Things we thought we understood—narratives, data,

Here's How Breitbart And Milo Smuggled Nazi and White Nationalist Ideas Into The Mainstream

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In August, after a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville ended in murder, Steve Bannon insisted that "there's no room in American society" for neo-Nazis, neo-Confederates, and the KKK. But an ...

Exclusive: Russian-linked Facebook ads targeted Michigan, Wisconsin

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(CNN)A number of Russian-linked Facebook ads specifically targeted Michigan and Wisconsin, two states crucial to Donald Trump's victory last November, according to four sources with direct knowledge of the situation.

Tillerson's fury at Trump required an intervention from VP Pence

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WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was on the verge of resigning this past summer amid mounting policy disputes and clashes with the White House, according to multiple senior ...

Trump Goes After Senator Bob Corker, Who Bites Back

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To some extent, however, the rift between the two men had been building for months, as Mr. Corker raised doubts about Mr. Trump’s character and fitness for office. Once a ...