Analysts say Russian Twitter accounts promoted Republican talking points during government shutdown

The White House branded the federal budget impasse, which appeared to be ending on Monday, as the “Schumer Shutdown” in its attempt to pin the blame on Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.). But… Read More

Governors and Federal Agencies Are Blocking Nearly 1,300 Accounts on Facebook and Twitter

We filed public-records requests with all 50 governors and 22 federal agencies. Here’s what we found. by Leora Smith and Derek Kravitz Amanda Farber still doesn’t know why Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan blocked her from… Read More

Why We Had to Buy Racist, Sexist, Xenophobic, Ableist, and Otherwise Awful Facebook Ads

We repeated our 2016 test to figure out whether Facebook was adequately policing itself. It wasn’t. by Ariana Tobin Last week, we bought more than a dozen housing ads excluding categories of people explicitly protected… Read More