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A battle for public opinion: Trump goes to war over Mueller and Russia

8 months ago adcity Comments Off on A battle for public opinion: Trump goes to war over Mueller and Russia
Illegitimate and corrupt. Using the FBI as a political weapon and America’s secret police. “Secret surveillance, wiretapping, intimidation, harassment and threats. It’s like the old KGB that comes for you in the dark of the night, banging through your door.” This is special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, Read More

100,000 Puerto Ricans have left the island since Maria. How many more will follow?

9 months ago adcity Comments Off on 100,000 Puerto Ricans have left the island since Maria. How many more will follow?
It’s been more than six weeks since hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico, and life in the island is still filled with uncertainty: How many people died? When will power come back? How big will the storm’s impact be on the economy? In this series, Quartz is examining questions Puerto Ricans are navigating. Here’s Read More

It’s election day again in the US, and Twitter is still home to bots, liars and Russian networks

9 months ago adcity Comments Off on It’s election day again in the US, and Twitter is still home to bots, liars and Russian networks
It’s the one-year anniversary of the US presidential election, in which social media companies were weaponized by Russian government-linked accounts trying to influence the vote. One of those social media platforms, Twitter, today seems pretty much like the same ludicrous yet addictive mish-mash of righteous indignation, pithy jokes, culture wars, and breaking news that it Read More