Selected New York Times Articles – Week Ending December 25th, 2018

Weekly round-up of cognitive security-related articles from the New York Times.

Russians Tried, but Were Unable to Compromise Midterm Elections, U.S. Says
Julian E. Barnes, New York Times, December 21st, 2018
Russian operations meant to polarize American voters continued during the midterm elections, but did not compromise the voting systems used, according to a study by the intelligence community.

Facebook and Twitter Remove Pages and Accounts in Bangladesh Ahead of Election
Reuters, New York Times, December 20th, 2018
Facebook and Twitter said on Thursday they had removed accounts and fake news pages linked to the Bangladesh government which had posted anti-opposition content, days ahead of an election in the South Asian nation.

UK Media Watchdog Says Russian Broadcaster RT Broke Impartiality Rules
Reuters, New York Times, December 20th, 2018
Britain’s media regulator Ofcom said on Thursday Russian broadcaster RT had broken impartiality rules in news and current affairs programs aired in March and April, including coverage of the poisoning of former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia.

Doug Jones ‘Outraged’ by Russian-Style Tactics Used in His Senate Race
Scott Shane, Alan Blinder and Sydney Ember, New York Times, December 20th, 2018
Senator Doug Jones of Alabama on Thursday said he was “outraged” to learn of deceptive online operations used by fellow Democrats to assist his election last year, and called for a federal investigation into the matter.

Facebook Rebuked for Failing to Disclose Data-Sharing Deals
Michael LaForgia, Nicholas Confessore and Gabriel J.X. Dance, New York Times, December 19th, 2018
Facebook and some of the other largest technology firms in the world faced sharp criticism on Wednesday for failing to disclose the extent of the social network’s data-sharing deals, many of which went back to the company’s early years.

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