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Key takeaways from new reports on Russian disinformation

Dec. 17, 2018 5:05 PM EST

Russians seeking to influence U.S. elections through social media had their eyes on Instagram and the black community. These were among the findings in two reports released Monday by the Senate intelligence committee. Separate studies from University of Oxford researchers and the cybersecurity firm New Knowledge...

Judge rules Alabama sheriff not immune from blogger's suit

Dec. 12, 2018 9:06 AM EST

DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — A federal judge says a blogger can sue an Alabama sheriff for allegedly trying to silence her criticism of the officer. The Decatur Daily reports that U.S. District Judge Madeline Haikala ruled that Morgan County Sheriff Ana Franklin is not immune from a lawsuit filed by online critic...

Exile won't stop Vietnamese blogger from highlighting abuses

Nov. 21, 2018 1:03 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Forced into exile in the U.S., Vietnamese blogger Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh is without her homeland but not without hope. Quynh and her family are beginning their lives anew in Houston after she was released last month from prison in Vietnam on the condition that she left the country. She had...

Facebook blocks 115 accounts ahead of US midterm elections

Nov. 6, 2018 5:40 PM EST

Facebook said it blocked 115 accounts for suspected "coordinated inauthentic behavior" linked to foreign groups attempting to interfere in Tuesday's U.S. midterm elections. The social media company shut down 30 Facebook accounts and 85 Instagram accounts and is investigating them in more detail, it said in a blog...

Indian couple who died in Yosemite took risks for photos

Oct. 30, 2018 10:37 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — She was a self-described "adrenaline junkie," and he took "wow-worthy photos" of the couple posing at the edge of cliffs and jumping from planes that appeared on social media and a travel blog that attracted thousands of followers. In one post at the Grand Canyon this spring,...

Exiled Vietnamese blogger: I'm not alone advocating freedom

Oct. 18, 2018 6:22 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A prominent blogger freed from prison in Vietnam on condition that she live in exile in the United States says she is glad to be reunited with her family and that she knows she is not alone in advocating for freedom. Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh was smiling when she emerged from the George Bush...

Vietnam frees popular blogger on condition she leave for US

Oct. 17, 2018 9:31 PM EDT

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam has freed a well-known blogger after two years in prison on the condition that she leave for the United States. Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh, known as "Mother Mushroom," was arrested in October 2016 and sentenced to 10 years in prison on charges of defaming the Communist government....