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TechnologyFacebook removes Ukraine political ‘influence-for-hire’ network

Reuters 07 May 2021
"You can really think of these operators as would-be influence mercenaries, renting out inauthentic online support in Ukrainian political circles," Ben Nimmo, Facebook's global influence operations threat intelligence lead, said on a call with reporters.
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The Secret Papers of Lee Atwater, Who Invented the Scurrilous Tactics That Trump Normalized

Democratic Underground 07 May 2021
An infamous Republican political operative’s unpublished memoir shows how the Party came to embrace lies, racial fearmongering, and winning at any cost ... Sally Atwater, the widow of the legendary Republican political operative Lee Atwater, had died ... height of his political career.
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Lee Atwater's secret papers reveal how his dirty tricks prepared the GOP for Trump

Raw Story 07 May 2021
Notorious GOP political operative Lee Atwater was unable to finish writing his memoirs before he died of brain cancer in 1991, but after his widow passed away in March, his daughter allowed New Yorker journalist Jane Mayer access to the records ... his political career," Mayer wrote.
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Tamale Pragia drivers and passengers fighting over 50percent fare increment

Ghana Web 07 May 2021
Passengers and operators of the popular ‘pragia’ tricycle in Tamale, Northern Region are at each others’ throats after the latter increased fares by 50 percent. Passengers who could not take this ‘illegality’ have refused to pay these unapproved fares with Pragia operators also refusing to reduce the fares.
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Republicans are already preparing for the 2024 campaign. But Trump looms large

Finger Lakes Times 07 May 2021
But Trump has stayed in the mix, setting up his own political operation and saying that he will decide whether to run for president again after the 2022 midterm elections ... Operatives in the three early voting states said GOP activists are also keeping their eye on other potential contenders who have yet to visit.
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Gov. DeSantis signs controversial new election law making it harder for some Floridians to vote

Finger Lakes Times 07 May 2021
DeSantis signed the measure into law at a political rally in West Palm Beach, arranged so he could take the action during the Fox News Channel morning show “Fox & Friends.” Hundreds of DeSantis supporters attended the event ... “We’re not going to let political operatives go and get satchels of votes and dump them in some drop box,” he said.
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Afghanistan: 80 Taliban fighters killed, 59 injured in military operations

The Siasat Daily 07 May 2021
At least 80 Taliban fighers were killed and 59 others sustained injuries during a counter attack operation carried ... A large number of weapons and ammunition of the enemy were destroyed during the operations.
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Could disclosing ad buyers prevent political influence operations on social media?

CBS News 07 May 2021
... operations, who is likely to oppose the bill, and why fake accounts are the real problem platforms face.
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Trump leaving for New Jersey after Mar-a-Lago Mother’s Day brunch: report

New York Post 07 May 2021
The move means Trump’s political and fundraising operations will be headquartered at his Bedminster golf course for the season, sources told the Daily Mail ... years – spend the winter in Florida and then go back north,” Florida Republican operative Larry Casey told the Daily Mail.
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Gov. Ron DeSantis Signs Bill to Safeguard the Sanctity of Florida Elections

Space Coast Daily 07 May 2021
The proposal strikes a reasonable balance for families and those in elder care facilities while simultaneously banning ballot harvesting by political operatives ... The bill also increases election transparency, allowing each political party and candidate guaranteed access to observe ...
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Facebook's oversight board: Watchdog or distraction?

Times Free Press 07 May 2021
"They made the right choice," said Yael Eisenstat, a former CIA officer who worked for six months in 2018 as Facebook's global head for election-integrity operations for political advertising and is now a researcher at Betalab.
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British ‘breach of trust’ would ensure North’s scars never heal

Irish Independent 07 May 2021
Scars are said to be there to remind us that the past is real. Ignore them, and the pain that lies beneath can add to or even create new cycles of suffering ... Read More. Kathy Donaghy ... Managing the difficult tensions and delicate relationships in the North has taken years of political finesse and close co-operation ... Daily Digest Newsletter ... .
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Covid-19: US-Germany rift could scupper vaccine patent waiver

The Times of India 07 May 2021
WASHINGTON ... He cautioned firmly against disrupting current operations "with politically motivated announcements." ... Eid celebrations are also facing disruption in Malaysia, where new rules in the capital Kuala Lumpur will see only essential businesses allowed to operate and restaurant dining-in banned after daily cases topped 3,000 recently.
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After poll rout, MNM VPs and gen secys quit

The Times of India 07 May 2021
Chennai ...Today, I’m sad to say, there is a decline in your tenacity of purpose, which lies buried under a style of operation that reeks of a non-democratic manner of running a political party,” said Mahendran and added after three years, the situation warranted him to step down from the party posting and the primary membership of the party ... .
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Germany Says Patent Protection Must Remain on Covid Vaccines

Yahoo Daily News 07 May 2021
He cautioned firmly against disrupting current operations “with politically motivated announcements.” ... Eid celebrations are also facing disruption in Malaysia, where new rules in the capital Kuala Lumpur will see only essential businesses allowed to operate and restaurant dining-in banned after daily cases topped 3,000 recently ... TRENDING.
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