Twitter admits to exposing nearly 700000 people to Russian propaganda

Nearly 700,000 Twitter users were exposed to Russian propaganda by more than 50,000 automated accounts during the 2016 U.S. presidential election, according to the social media site. In a new report detailing findings of its investigation on Russian efforts to influence the election, Twitter revealed … Source: Twitter admits to exposing nearly 700000 […]


Twitter and Facebook have very different ideas about “fake news.” One of them is terribly wrong.

During the ten weeks leading up to the 2016 election, these accounts posted 175,993 tweets, roughly 8.4 percent of which were election-related. Twitter also identified 13,512 Russia-based bot accounts, for a total of 50,258. In all (again, according to Twitter), 677,775 users in the United States interacted … Source: Twitter and Facebook have […]


House conservatives push to release memo critical of FBI

A growing chorus of Republicans have called for Nunes’ four-page memo to be made public after the Intelligence Committee voted Thursday to give all House members access to the classified document. Republicans in Congress, conservative media personalities, Donald Trump Jr., and civil liberties … Source: House conservatives push to release memo critical of […]


Germany's Social Democrats consider opening government talks

Martin Schulz, chairman of the Social Democratic Party (SPD), attends a party meeting Jan. 17, 2018 in Mainz, Germany. Leaders of Germany’s Social Democrats are making their final push to try and convince party members to approve opening talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives on … Source: Germany’s Social Democrats consider opening government […]


A Conservative and a Liberal Have an Honest, Heated Conversation

It was refreshing, it was real, it was engaging. And the feisty face-to-face conversation on set at Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle” Friday night between host Laura Ingraham and long-time director and actor Rob Reiner — live from California last night — could actually be a model for future dialogue … Source: A […]


Knight: Liberal pity for conservative women is misplaced

To write conservative women off as submissive – in the same tone in which Clinton referred to Trump supporters as “deplorable” – is to discredit conservative women who read the news and research the candidates (like everyone else did) and simply came to different conclusions about what they value. Source: Knight: Liberal […]


North Korea Agrees, Again, to Pre-Olympic Visit to South Korea

But Mr. Moon’s critics, including much of South Korea’s generally conservative news media, have argued that the North will use the Olympics as a propaganda opportunity, to try to weaken international resolve over enforcing sanctions against the North for its nuclear program. South Korean officials have … Source: North Korea Agrees, Again, to […]


Conservative Irish Leader Supports Easing of Abortion Ban

A campaign to end Ireland’s constitutional ban on abortion appears to have moved one step closer to success. In an emotional speech to Parliament late Thursday, Micheal Martin, the leader of the conservative Fianna Fail party, said that he would support a forthcoming referendum to repeal the … Source: Conservative Irish Leader Supports […]


UNH pollster: Trump election provided lessons for 2018 polls

DURHAM — Andrew Smith and other pollsters learned an important lesson from the 2016 presidential election: The people you don’t survey are as important as those you do survey in determining the results of a political poll. Smith, director of the University of New Hampshire Survey Center, said … Source: UNH pollster: Trump […]


Conservatives Shake Their Heads at the Stormy Daniels S—storm

A less light-hearted take on the Trump-Daniels matter came not from a predictable, if brilliantly cutting comic, but the editor of the conservative political-cultural magazine Commentary, who noted, “Trump pays off a porn star and it isn’t even the fourth biggest story of the day.” Yes, John Podhoretz’s lament … Source: Conservatives Shake […]