Facebook Toughens Political Ad Policies in India Ahead of Election
Reuters on the New York Times, February 7th, 2019
Facebook Inc is toughening up the rules governing political advertisements in India to create more transparency ahead of the country’s general elections due before May, the social media giant said late on Thursday.
A Call to Putin, and Russian TV Changed Its Story
Jason Horowitz, February 12th, 2019, New York Times
When he was prime minister of Italy, Matteo Renzi, fighting desperately to win a referendum on which he had staked his job, thought that one particular rally had gone well. He was surprised, then, to discover that RT, the international Russian television network with close ties to the Kremlin that was formerly known as Russia Today, had mischaracterized the pro-Renzi event on Oct. 29, 2016, as “Protests against the Italian prime minister ahead of the referendum on the Constitution.”
Dutch, Russia in Talks About Responsibility in MH17 Downing
Associated Press in the New York Times, February 7th, 2019
The Netherlands is in diplomatic discussions with Russia about the European country’s assertion that Moscow bears legal responsibility for its role in the 2014 downing of a passenger jet over Ukraine, the Dutch foreign minister said Thursday.