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Twitter to label Russian and other state-run media accounts as foreign controlled

Twitter will label the accounts of state-controlled media entities, as well as their senior staff and government officials, said the company in a blog post Thursday.

There are no U.S. media outlets on the list.

From the Twitter blog post:

Twitter provides an unmatched way to connect with, and directly speak to public officials and ...

State Department says Russia is pushing coronavirus disinformation

The U.S. State Department says Russia is exploiting a well-established online operation that includes proxy websites to amplify coronavirus disinformation and conspiracy theories.

“The websites the State Department identified Wednesday have promoted unsupported conspiracy theories that allege COVID-19 was created in a lab as a bioweapon, billionaire Bill Gates is plotting to use the pandemic as ...

Facebook sued by news media outlet over ‘Russia state-controlled’ label

07.30.2020 · Posted in Technology Articles

An online media company identified as “Russia state-controlled” on Facebook is now suing the social network over that very label. Maffick LLC has filed a lawsuit against Facebook over the foreign-controlled label that the social media gia... ...

Russia convicts yet another American — student Trevor Reed gets 9 years in prison on dubious charges

[Photo: Trevor Reed with his Russian girlfriend Alina. He was visiting her in Moscow when he was arrested and charged with the crime for which he was sentenced today. via freetrevorreed.com]

An American student accused of drunkenly assaulting a group of policemen says he's innocent. Russia is sending him to prison anyway, not long after ...

Russia is using 3 English-language websites to spread coronavirus disinformation: US government officials

US government officials told the Associated Press today that three different English-language websites are spreading disinformation about the novel coronavirus directly from Russia.

Is one of them white house dot gov?

No names given yet.

WASHINGTON (AP) — US government officials tell AP that Russia is using 3 English-language websites to spread coronavirus disinformation.

— Zeke ...

More evidence of increasing militarization of space as U.S. claims Russia satellite weapon test

The U.S. Space Command has released details about an alleged anti-satellite weapons test it suspects Russian of conducting using an existing probe already on orbit, The Verge reports. The Russian satellite in question is the same one that made headlines back at the beginning of 2020 when it seemed to be tailing an existing orbital ...

Trump says Russian bounty story is ‘a made up Fake News Media Hoax ‘ (it is not)

Definitely not treasonous Trump tweeted today that the Russian bounty on U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan story is a hoax.

It is not a hoax.

Tweeted the twaitor,

“No corroborating evidence to back reports.” Department of Defense. Do people still not understand that this is all a made up Fake News Media Hoax started to slander me ...

AP: Trump aware of Russian price on U.S. troops’ heads since 2019

The Associated Press reports that Trump was briefed on Russia's cash-for-corpses program in 2019. He kept it to himself then, and kept it to himself when he was briefed again earlier this year.

Top officials in the White House were aware in early 2019 of classified intelligence indicating Russia was secretly offering bounties to the ...

Putin expresses doubt in Trump and America over protests

Russian President Vladimir Putin is expressing concern about his confidence in arrangements with Donald Trump because of ongoing protests in the United States, Russia's Interfax news agency quoted Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov as saying on Saturday.

From Reuters:

U.S. and Russian envoys are due to discuss “mutually agreed topics related to the future of arms control” ...