Facebook Bans Russia-Based Firm Behind Smear Campaign On Pfizer, AstraZeneca VaccinesFacebook said Tuesday that it has removed hundreds of accounts linked to a mysterious advertising agency operating out of Russia that sought to pay social media influencers to smear COVID-19 vaccines made by Pfizer and AstraZeneca.
Reports: Abducted UC Davis Graduate Catherine Serou Found Dead In Russia; Suspect In CustodyRussian news reports said searchers on Saturday found the body of UC Davis graduate Catherine Serou, who had gone missing for several days in Nizhny Novgorod after texting her mother that she was "in a car with a stranger."
Biden Says "I Did What I Came to Do" in Putin MeetingPresident Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin met Wednesday for the first time since Biden took office at a summit in Geneva.
Elon Musk Talks With Russian Students About New Tesla Factories, Interstellar Travel and Meaning of LifeElon Musk answered questions from Russian students for around 40 minutes Friday and, among other topics, he spoke about how he sees the future, proposed to build a base on the moon and a city on Mars and said he doesn't rule out the existence of alien life.
Russia Won't Block Twitter, But Partial Slowdown To ContinueRussian authorities on Monday backed away from threats to block Twitter, saying that the social media platform deleted most of the banned content identified by Moscow and expressed “readiness and interest in building a constructive dialogue.”
Bay Area Election Experts Reassure Voters After Reports Of Iran, Russia Accessing Some Voter Registration DataTop intelligence officials held a last-minute briefing with reporters on election security Wednesday night, announcing that Iran and Russia have taken actions in an attempt to compromise the election, specifically obtaining some voter registration data.
Facebook Shuts Down Alleged Russian Military Intelligence Operation Weeks Before ElectionFacebook said Thursday it had identified and shut down a network of fake accounts that included fictitious personas it said were tied to Russian military intelligence.
San Francisco FBI Helping Fight Foreign Interference in ElectionThe San Francisco Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) announced Thursday it’s providing additional information to combat foreign interference in the 2020 election.
Facebook, Twitter Suspend Accounts Linked To Russian 'Troll Factory' Targeting Left-Leaning AudiencesFacebook said Tuesday that it removed a small network of accounts and pages linked to Russia’s Internet Research Agency, the “troll factory” that has used social media accounts to sow political discord in the U.S. since the 2016 presidential election.
Russian National Found Guilty Of Hacking Into LinkedIn, Drop Box Employee Databases Yevgeniy Nikulin has been convicted by a San Francisco federal jury of charges he hacked into LinkedIn, DropBox, and the social networking company formerly known as Formspring databases and stole employee ID information, federal prosecutors announced Friday.
Pelosi Leads Bipartisan Congress Members Demanding Answers From Trump On Russia Taliban BountiesA bipartisan group of congressional leaders is demanding the Trump administration explain what it knew about reports U.S. intelligence concluded Russia offered bounties to Taliban fighters to kill U.S. troops.
2 Russians Flee Coronavirus Quarantine, In Dismay At HospitalsOne patient jumped out of a hospital window to escape her quarantine and another managed to break out by disabling an electronic lock.
Facebook: Russian Trolls Are Back, Here To Meddle With 2020People linked to the Internet Research Agency, the Kremlin-backed troll group indicted by the United States for its alleged interference in the 2016 US presidential election, are laying the groundwork to do the same in 2020.
Silicon Valley Braces For 1st Presidential Debates, Target Of Russian Trolls In 2016Silicon Valley is preparing for its first high-profile challenge of the 2020 presidential campaign: the Democratic presidential debates.
Read, Download The Mueller ReportA redacted version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russian election interference and the Donald Trump's campaign was released publicly Thursday.