06 Jan 2021

Violent threats ripple through far-right internet forums ahead of protest

Conservative online forums have been buzzing with far-right activists discussing an upcoming protest scheduled for today in Washington, DC. The march was scheduled to coincide with the congressional certification of the election. However, the forums have also been filled with threats and expectations of violence. Due to this development, May

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19 Oct 2020

Biden Campaign Staffers Targeted in Cyberattack Leveraging Antivirus Lure, Dropbox Ploy

According to Google’s Threat Analysis Group, Joe Biden’s presidential campaign has been the target of credential phishing and malware attacks as hackers send campaign staffers malicious emails impersonating McAfee, an antivirus software provider. The sophisticated attacks used a mix of legitimate services and malicious links in an attempt to stead

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05 Oct 2020

Facebook, Twitter and YouTube race to contain disinformation about president’s diagnosis

Just minutes after President Trump announced that he had tested positive for COVID-19, misinformation began to spread across social media platforms. Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube have been actively combatting disinformation campaigns related to the President’s diagnosis, including marking posts with warnings about fraudulent information. With Election Day just weeks away,

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02 Jul 2020

Iran issues arrest warrant for Trump over drone strike that killed Qasem Soleimani

Iran has issued an arrest warrant for US President Donald Trump for his involvement in the drone strike that killed a top Iranian general in January. Trump is one of 36 people who now have a warrant out for their arrest in relation to the death of the general, Qasem

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19 Jun 2020

Facebook Pulls Trump Campaign Ad Featuring Nazi Symbol

Facebook has made the decision to remove advertising for Donald Trump’s re-election campaign because it featured a symbol that is heavily associated with Nazi Germany. The advertisements, which stated that left-wing activists he calls Antifa should be branded a terrorist organization, had an inverted red triangle. The inverted red triangle

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12 Sep 2019

College student tried to hack into Trump’s taxes by creating a fake FAFSA application

Two US college students are facing up to two years in jail for trying to obtain unauthorized access to the tax returns of President Donald Trump. In 2016, when Trump was running for office, the students filled out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application using Trump’s social

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