The Accused Russian Agent as Trump Republican

Here are some things we know about Maria Butina. She is a 29-year-old white woman with an enthusiasm for guns who has attended multiple National Rifle Association events, socialized with NRA leaders and repeated NRA talking points. She attended Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's 2015 announcement seeking the Republican nomination for…

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‘Gay conversion therapy’ to be banned

It includes plans to introduce a national LGBT health adviser, tackle discrimination, improve the response to hate crime and to improve diversity in education institutions. Theresa May has also launched a 16-week public consultation in England and Wales about the process of gender reassignment after research showed that trans people…

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Russia-Linked Facebook Ads Targeted a Sketchy Chrome Extension at Teen Girls

Earlier this week, the Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee released roughly 3,500 Facebook and Instagram ads purchased by the Internet Research Agency, a notorious Russian troll farm. Among them: Ads purchased in May of 2016 that promoted a suspicious Chrome extension that gained wide access to the Facebook accounts…

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From AI to Russia, Heres How Estonias President Is Planning for the Future

At 48 years old, Kersti Kaljulaid is Estonia’s youngest president ever, and its first female president. A marathon runner with degrees in genetics and an MBA, she spent a career behind the scenes—mostly as a European government auditor—before being elected by Estonia’s legislature in 2016. Two years later, she’s continuing…

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