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United States

The US is unique in that it is the only demo­c­ra­t­ic coun­try in the world where its own gov­ern­ment, under the Trump admin­is­tra­tion, and a major polit­i­cal par­ty have employed the same kind of influ­ence oper­a­tions tar­get­ing its pop­u­la­tion nor­mal­ly asso­ci­at­ed with author­i­tar­i­an actors such as Rus­sia and China.

June 30th, 2021 16:36
Pro-Trump Youth Group Responsible For Facebook Ads Pretending To Be From Leftwing Group
UK media reported earlier this month that a digital marketing firm closely linked to the pro-Trump youth group created a series of deceptive ads falsely attributed to a leftwing group and...
June 29th, 2021 13:32
New Anti-Critical Race Theory Group Likely Further Republican Disinformation Effort
A new organization known as the Free to Learn Coalition has announced that it has launched with an initial "initial seven-figure national ad campaign of well over $1 million” to...
June 28th, 2021 15:26
RT Jumps Into Growing Fray Over “Critical Race Theory” In The US
The Russian TV channel known as RT (formerly Russia Today) has jumped into the growing controversy in the US over so-called “Critical Race Theory” or CRT. The RT article defends Christopher...
June 2nd, 2021 12:25
Secretive And Influential US Right-Wing Coalition Includes Well-Known Anti-Muslim Figures
The Southern Poverty Law Center is reporting on the Council for National Policy described as a “secretive and influential right-wing coalition”, including anti-Muslim hate figures, and which focuses on political...
May 18th, 2021 10:49
Republican Claims Of US Election Fraud Originated With A Texas Businessman
US media is reporting on how US Republican false claims about a stolen election originated with a Texas businessman and his associates. The Washington Post report begins: May 9, 2021...
April 29th, 2021 13:02
YouTube Pulls Florida Governor Video For Spreading COVID-19 Misinformation
US media is reporting that YouTube has pulled a video of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and a panel of scientists on the basis of spreading COVID-19 misinformation. According to an NBC...
April 26th, 2021 15:52
US Republicans Orchestrated Smear Campaign To Win California Congressional Seats
Local US media is reporting on how what are described as “political smears” helped to win four California Congressional seats for Republicans. According to the CalMatters report, the information campaign...
March 22nd, 2021 14:03
Report Examines Conspiracy Theories About Covid-19 Origins In China, the US, Russia, and Iran
The Associated Press and the DFRLab, a US think tank, have published a joint research project examining and comparing the false narratives about Covid-19’s origins in China, the US, Russia,...
March 11th, 2021 13:46
How Pro-Trump Forces Blamed “Antifa” For Capitol Violence
US media is reporting on how what are described as pro-Trump forces worked to spread the disinformation that the so-called Antifa (anti-fascist) movement was to blame for the violence at...
January 17th, 2021 14:26
US Intelligence Says Trump Administration Politicized Intelligence On Foreign Election Influence,
US media is reporting that US intelligence has concluded that the Trump administration politicized the intelligence around foreign election interference in 2020, resulting in significant errors in its reports last...