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Trump ordered me to rig election polls, says former lawyer Cohen

Trump ordered me to rig election polls, says former lawyer Cohen

Michael Cohen, a former personal lawyer for US President Donald Trump, claims he paid a firm to manipulate online polling data "at the direction of" Trump.

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Anchor for Iranian TV is arrested on visit to US
Iran

Anchor for Iranian TV is arrested on visit to US

A prominent American anchorwoman on Iranian state television has been arrested by the FBI during a visit to the US, the broadcaster reported on Wednesday.

Doubt over claims made in campaign to help jailed WA mums
Influence campaigns

Doubt over claims made in campaign to help jailed WA mums

The WA Justice Department says some of the statements used to promote the fundraiser are "not true".

  • by AAP
Russia's influence campaigns may be more sophisticated than we thought
Russia

Russia's influence campaigns may be more sophisticated than we thought

Interference campaigns may be more advanced and more targeted than previously understood, new research suggests.

  • by Chris Zappone
African-American group calls for boycott of Facebook
Facebook

African-American group calls for boycott of Facebook

If you haven't logged off of Facebook yet today, one of America's oldest African-American advocacy groups would like you to do so - now.

New report shows Russia used every major social media tool to help Trump
US Election

New report shows Russia used every major social media tool to help Trump

The report is the first to study millions of posts by Russia-linked accounts, including on YouTube, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr and email.

  • by Craig Timberg and Tony Romm
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Hero or villain? Robert Mueller is Washington's invisible man
Donald Trump

Hero or villain? Robert Mueller is Washington's invisible man

It is impossible to spend a day in Washington without hearing or reading Mueller's name. He will go down in history as one of the key figures of the Trump era.

  • by Roxanne Roberts
Alleged Russian agent Maria Butina poised to plead guilty
Russia

Alleged Russian agent Maria Butina poised to plead guilty

Maria Butina, a Russian gun rights activist, is poised to plead guilty in a case involving accusations she was working as an agent for the Kremlin in the US.

  • by Rosalind S. Helderman and Spencer S. Hsu
Russian links to 'yellow vests' protests to be probed
Emmanuel Macron

Russian links to 'yellow vests' protests to be probed

Workers in Paris swept up broken glass and towed away burnt-out cars on Sunday after the latest round of protests in the French capital.

Russia is trying to undermine confidence in US justice system: experts
Russia

Russia is trying to undermine confidence in US justice system: experts

Russia's efforts to weaken America's democratic institutions aren't limited to elections - but also extend to the US justice system.

  • by Bastien Inzaurralde
EU seeks regular updates from Facebook, Twitter on Russian disinformation
Facebook

EU seeks regular updates from Facebook, Twitter on Russian disinformation

EU authorities want internet companies including Google, Facebook and Twitter to file monthly reports on their progress eradicating "fake news" campaigns.