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Russia weaponized political advertising in 2016. That was just the beginning. | The Fact Checker

-Facebook’s purpose was to connect people. -Then, you can browse around and see who people’s friends are and just check out people’s online identities. -Google’s was to share information. -We have a tremendous ability and responsibility to provide people the right information. -Twitter’s, to encourage public discourse. -Never before have we had such access to that immediate information. -But, then,...

Will Putin’s Political Party Ever Lose An Election?

In September 2016, Vladimir Putin’s political party, United Russia, won yet another parliamentary election. The party overwhelmed its competition, getting about 54% of the vote, with the next two highest, The Communist Party and the LDPR, receiving only 13% each. This landslide victory is reminiscent of the 2011 elections, as well as all the general elections since United Russia formed...

The significance of former Russia adviser Fiona Hill’s congressional testimony

JUDY WOODRUFF: Another marathon of private hearings on Capitol Hill today, as members of three committees in the House of Representatives question President Trump’s former top Russia adviser Fiona Hill. It’s part of the ongoing impeachment inquiry. Our Yamiche Alcindor has been reporting on Capitol Hill today. And she joins us now. So, Yamiche, remind us who Fiona Hill is....