Freedom House: Governments’ increasing use of social media undermining democracy

Freedom House: Governments’ increasing use of social media undermining democracy

by WorldTribune Staff, November 14, 2017 Governments in 30 countries manipulated information on social media in an effort to advance their agendas and suppress dissent, a U.S.-based rights group said in its annual report on Internet freedom. “Paid commentators, trolls, bots, false news sites, and propaganda outlets were among the techniques used by leaders to […]

AG Sessions weighs special counsel for Clinton Foundation-Uranium One deal

AG Sessions weighs special counsel for Clinton Foundation-Uranium One deal

by WorldTribune Staff, November 14, 2017 A special counsel could be appointed to investigate the Clinton Foundation’s involvement in a deal that transferred 20 percent of U.S. uranium deposits to Russia. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is leaving open the possibility that a special counsel could be appointed to look into the Obama-era Uranium One deal, […]

Facebook ads reveal Russia did not favor either candidate in 2016 U.S. presidential election

Facebook ads reveal Russia did not favor either candidate in 2016 U.S. presidential election

by WorldTribune Staff, November 3, 2017 Contrary to previous U.S. intelligence agencies’ assessments, the Facebook ads placed by a collective of Russian Internet trolls during and after the 2016 presidential election did not favor Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton. The ads placed by the St. Petersburg Internet Research Agency, a group of online trolls linked […]

Who is George Papadopoulos? Like Russia dossier writer Christopher Steele, he worked out of London

Who is George Papadopoulos? Like Russia dossier writer Christopher Steele, he worked out of London

by WorldTribune Staff, November 1, 2017 While well-paid former spook Christopher Steele was digging for, or creating out of thin air, the nitty gritty on candidate Donald Trump, an unpaid low-level Trump adviser was reportedly doing the same on candidate Hillary Clinton. George Papadopoulos “was trying to do what the Democratic-financed dossier writer also wanted: […]

Wall Street Journal calls for Mueller’s resignation; FBI informant ‘threatened’ by DOJ

Wall Street Journal calls for Mueller’s resignation; FBI informant ‘threatened’ by DOJ

by WorldTribune Staff, October 27, 2017 Recent revelations of the FBI’s role in the investigation into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election make it impossible for Robert Mueller to conduct an objective probe and he should resign as special counsel, the Wall Street Journal’s editorial board said on Oct. 26. “It is no slur against […]

Report: Chinese intel backed Russia-Trump collusion narrative

Report: Chinese intel backed Russia-Trump collusion narrative

by WorldTribune Staff, October 25, 2017 China is committed to supporting the narrative of an improper link between Donald Trump’s 2016 election campaign and the Russian Government, a report said. “Chinese intelligence money and influence is promoting the idea that Russia is the enemy [of the U.S.] and that it attempted to influence the U.S. […]

Uranium deal dwarfs Russia probe, implicates Obama White House and Clintons

Uranium deal dwarfs Russia probe, implicates Obama White House and Clintons

by WorldTribune Staff, October 22, 2017 Despite the silence of federal agencies and major media, the implications of the Uranium One scandal involving the Clintons and the Obama administration is staggering compared to allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 election, an analyst wrote. The uranium deal with the Russians “compromised national-security interests,” Andrew McCarthy […]

DOJ left American public in dark about probe of Russia-Clinton uranium deals

DOJ left American public in dark about probe of Russia-Clinton uranium deals

by WorldTribune Staff, October 18, 2017 The Department of Justice waited several years to investigate substantial evidence from the FBI of corruption and kickbacks involving former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s approval of selling 20 percent of U.S. uranium to Russia, a report said. The Obama administration approved the uranium deal in 2010 “giving Moscow […]

Blackwater founder calls on DOJ to investigate unmasking by Obama administration

Blackwater founder calls on DOJ to investigate unmasking by Obama administration

by WorldTribune Staff, October 15, 2017 Erik Prince, founder of the Blackwater security firm, is calling for U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions to launch a formal investigation into the Obama team’s “incidental” surveillance of Americans who met with foreign officials. Erik Prince told The Daily Caller News Foundation that the Obama administration’s unmasking of him […]