2016 Us-elections

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Donald Trump 'offered pardon' to Julian Assange if he denied Russia hacked Democrats' emails in 2016, says WikiLeaks founder's lawyer
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Donald Trump 'offered pardon' to Julian Assange if he denied Russia hacked Democrats' emails in 2016, says WikiLeaks founder's lawyer

US President Donald Trump offered to pardon WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange if he said that Russia had nothing to do with WikiLeaks’ publication of Democratic Party emails in 2016.

Bernie Sanders launches 2020 US presidency bid in crowded Democratic field: All you need to know
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Bernie Sanders launches 2020 US presidency bid in crowded Democratic field: All you need to know

Bernie Sanders, that 2016 prophet of US left-wing populism, now 77, launched his second campaign for US president early Tuesday but this time as a heavyweight candidate rather than an underdog in an already crowded Democratic field that is being assessed on one outsized metric: Can you beat Donald Trump?

Russia's had its eyes on Instagram to influence US election and it still does
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Russia's had its eyes on Instagram to influence US election and it still does

Instagram became a much bigger tool than Facebook for Russian meddling during US Elections.

Facebook's Sandberg claims she was unaware of PR firm's campaign in US elections
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Facebook's Sandberg claims she was unaware of PR firm's campaign in US elections

Sheryl Sandberg also explained that she was not aware of the hired PR firms' scope of work.

Facebook to ban misinformation on voting in the upcoming US midterm elections
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Facebook to ban misinformation on voting in the upcoming US midterm elections

Facebook will also fact-check fake reports of violence or long lines at polling stations.

Russia military intelligence accused of hacking weapons database at The Hague; Moscow's 'cyber troops' face global criticism
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Russia military intelligence accused of hacking weapons database at The Hague; Moscow's 'cyber troops' face global criticism

The skills of Russia's hackers today developed from a tradition of excellent computing and programming skills dating back to the Soviet era. Many young Russians now may choose to work for the military and secret services for reasons of patriotism, some may still be more interested in the money.

Vladimir Putin calls US sanctions 'counter-productive' after America's warning against more 'economic pain'
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Vladimir Putin calls US sanctions 'counter-productive' after America's warning against more 'economic pain'

Vladimir Putin called US sanctions against Moscow "counterproductive and senseless" after Washington warned that more "economic pain" was to come

US senators introduce stiff sanctions on Russia to combat cybercrime, restrict uranium imports and oil projects
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US senators introduce stiff sanctions on Russia to combat cybercrime, restrict uranium imports and oil projects

The US Congress passed a Russia sanctions bill last year, but some lawmakers chafed at what they saw as President Donald Trump’s reluctance to implement it.

Twitter suspended about 58 million user accounts in Q4 of FY17: Report
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Twitter suspended about 58 million user accounts in Q4 of FY17: Report

The new figure sheds light on Twitter’s attempt to improve “information quality” on its service.

Washington to sue Facebook, Google for failing to disclose information about political ad buyers
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Washington to sue Facebook, Google for failing to disclose information about political ad buyers

Washington state will sue Facebook and Google for failing to keep updated records of political advertisements featured on their platforms.

German minister to push Facebook and Google to change how they present news with real-time information feeds
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German minister to push Facebook and Google to change how they present news with real-time information feeds

The minister said she would open talks with Facebook and Google on the way that posts on social media platforms were sequenced.

Russian agents created 129 events on Facebook during the 2016 US Elections, testifies Facebook to Congress
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Russian agents created 129 events on Facebook during the 2016 US Elections, testifies Facebook to Congress

Facebook, the world’s largest social media network, said in September only that Russians had created “several promoted events.”

Facebook says social media's benefits for democracy are not guaranteed; admits it was slow to respond to 2016 US election crisis
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Facebook says social media's benefits for democracy are not guaranteed; admits it was slow to respond to 2016 US election crisis

“I wish I could guarantee that the positives are destined to outweigh the negatives, but I can‘t,” Samidh Chakrabarti, a Facebook product manager

Donald Trump Jr.'s Russia probe: Grand jury issues subpoenas in connection with Trump aides meeting Russian lawyer
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Donald Trump Jr.'s Russia probe: Grand jury issues subpoenas in connection with Trump aides meeting Russian lawyer

A grand jury has issued subpoenas in connection with a June 2016 meeting that included President Donald Trump's son, his son-in-law and a Russian lawyer.

Barack Obama tells Vladimir Putin to cut it out after US intel leaders agree on Russian intervention in US polls
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Barack Obama tells Vladimir Putin to cut it out after US intel leaders agree on Russian intervention in US polls

Earlier this month, concerned over alleged Russian cyberattacks, Obama ordered a full review of the Russian hacking before he leaves the office, expecting it would provide "a comprehensive and best guess as to those motivations".

US election: President-elect Donald Trump's actions and inactions will change the world as we know it
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US election: President-elect Donald Trump's actions and inactions will change the world as we know it

Trump's strong emphasis on stopping outsourcing of American jobs and his tough views on immigration may have an adverse effect on India and its businesses.

Donald Trump pledges to be 'President for all Americans' in his victory speech
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Donald Trump pledges to be 'President for all Americans' in his victory speech

Seeking to "bind the wounds of division" after a bitter and divisive campaign, Donald Trump on Wednesday pledged to be the President for all Americans and asked Republicans, Democrats and independents across the country to come together as one united people.

Donald Trump rushed off stage after false gun scare, swiftly returns to finish speech
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Donald Trump rushed off stage after false gun scare, swiftly returns to finish speech

Just before the fracas, Trump could be seen shielding his eyes from the lights in order to peer into the crowd as a struggle broke out.

Donald Trump wins Washington primary, stands on the cusp of clinching Republican nomination
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Donald Trump wins Washington primary, stands on the cusp of clinching Republican nomination

Donald Trump on Wednesday cruised to victory in the Washington state primary and was just one step away from clinching the nomination.