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How to deal with democracy in crisis in Southeast Europe

New forms of authoritarian leadership, nationalist ideology and neoliberal economic policy are spreading across the Balkans. The EU could be an …

Political Science

'Give Us Your Passwords'

What happens if border agents are allowed to demand access to your phone and online accounts—and turn you away if you don’t comply?<p>“What sites do you visit? And give us your passwords.”<p>That’s what U.S. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly wants foreign visitors to hear before they’re allowed to …

Russia tightens limit on foreign ownership of media

The Russian parliament has passed a law barring foreign investors from owning more than a 20% stake in the country’s media outlets. The move comes amid a propaganda war with the west over the Ukraine crisis.<p>The legislation, which was passed by the state Duma without debate on Friday with a vote of …

Facebook Angers Russian Dissidents by Blocking Protest Page

Facebook has waded into a political controversy in Russia after it blocked a page promoting a demonstration in favor of prominent opposition figure …

How 'Fake News' Became Trump's Favourite Insult

<b>And why it no longer has anything to do with truth, but is all about power</b><p>Back in the mists of time, somewhere around early November, a number of …

Lies, propaganda and fake news: A challenge for our age

With news sources splintering and falsehoods spreading widely online, can anything be done? Richard Gray takes an in-depth look at how we got here – and hears from the researchers and innovators seeking to save the truth.<p>Who was the first black president of America? It’s a fairly simple question …

Journalism

Donald Trump raises 'conspiracy theory' after CIA concludes Russia intervened in election to help him win

With the CIA concluding that Russia intervened in order to help him win the White House, Donald Trump has claimed that if he lost the election and made similar accusations they would be dismissed as a "conspiracy theory".<p>Calls for a Congressional investigation into Russian hacking during the …

Donald Trump

How Russia Pulled Off the Biggest Election Hack in U.S. History

Putin, Wikileaks, the NSA and the DNC email fiasco that gave Trump and Clinton another reason to be at odds.<p>On an April afternoon earlier this year, Russian president Vladimir Putin headlined a gathering of some four hundred journalists, bloggers, and media executives in St. Petersburg. Dressed in …

Security

Government spies can see everything you’re doing with your phone on a plane

If you like your privacy, don’t fly the friendly skies with your phone connected to in-flight networks. American and British intelligence have been surveilling phone use aboard civil aircraft since at least 2005, according to a new investigation by Le Monde based on secret documents from former …

Surveillance