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The logo of news website BuzzFeed is seen on a computer screen in Washington on March 25, 2014. AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM

Russian Billionaire Files Application Seeking Testimony of British Spy Behind Trump Dossier

Documents filed in a British court are the latest move in a complex international legal battle.

Traditional Russian wooden nesting dolls depicting Russia's President Vladimir Putin, U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and then-
U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on sale at a gift shop in central Moscow on Nov. 8, 2016.  (Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP/Getty Images)

Russia Has Invented Social Media Blitzkrieg

And it’s time that America learns to defend itself.

The silhouette of Saint Vitus Cathedral (L), a part of the Prague Castle is seen on April 20, 2015 as the sun sets in the Czech capital. AFP PHOTO / MICHAL CIZEK        (Photo credit should read MICHAL CIZEK/AFP/Getty Images)

The Brief Life, and Looming Death, of Europe’s ‘SWAT Team for Truth’

The Czech Republic launched the continent’s first center to combat fake news in January. It might not survive the year.

Cambodian people cover their heads with local newspapers as they wait to pray for the late former King Norodom Sihanouk at the cremation site near the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh on February 2, 2013.  A sea of mourners filled the streets of the Cambodian capital on February 1, for a lavish funeral for revered former king Norodom Sihanouk, who towered over six tumultuous decades in his nation's history.  AFP PHOTO/TANG CHHIN SOTHY        (Photo credit should read TANG CHHIN SOTHY/AFP/Getty Images)

The ‘Cambodia Daily’ Is Dying in Darkness

Cambodia’s autocratic leader is trying to shut down his country’s most celebrated journalistic training ground.

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Can the Deep State and the Media Survive Trump?

The FBI and the Department of Justice must not overreact to leaks.

BAGHDAD, IRAQ - OCTOBER 1: Col. Steve Warren, the new spokesman for the US-led coalition in Iraq, speaks during an introduction of Let. Gen. Sean MacFarland s the new commander General of the US led coalition in Iraq on October 1, 2015 in Baghdad, Iraq. MacFarland is a three-star general in the United States Army. (Photo by Khalid Mohammed-Pool/Getty Images)

Pentagon Forces Out Popular Press Spokesman

Press relations take a turn for the worse at the Pentagon.

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 29:  U.S. President Donald Trump (L) and Attorney General Jeff Sessions (R) attend a panel discussion on an opioid and drug abuse in the Roosevelt Room of the White House March 29, 2017 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Shawn Thew-Pool/Getty Images)

Trump Is Going After Legal Protections for Journalists

The Trump administration’s most dangerous attack on media has nothing to do with cries of "fake news."

Fox News host Sean Hannity is seen in the White House briefing room in Washington, DC, on January 24, 2017. / AFP / NICHOLAS KAMM        (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Fox News Has Completed Its Transformation Into Trump TV

Who needs state-owned propaganda when the president has friends like these?

Incumbent Rwandan President Paul Kagame dances onstage after addresses supporters at the closing rally of the presidential campaign in Kigali on August 2, 2017.
Rwandans go the polls on August 4, 2017 in a presidential election in which strongman Paul Kagame is widely expected to cruise to a third term in office. / AFP PHOTO / MARCO LONGARI        (Photo credit should read MARCO LONGARI/AFP/Getty Images)

Even Critics of Rwanda’s Government Are Helping Paul Kagame Stay in Power

For every problem highlighted by local journalists, Rwanda’s strongman can present himself as the solution.

A man watches a campaign ad that was unleashed on the internet this week in Kenya just weeks before national elections, on July 13, 2017, in Nairobi.
The 90 second video, shot in moody monochrome, presented a dystopia in which Raila Odinga, Kenya's leading opposition candidate, won the August 8 vote and plunged the nation into a violent and inept dictatorship, setting tribes against one another while terrorists run riot. "Stop Raila Save Kenya. The Future of Kenya is in Your Hands," the video concluded. / AFP PHOTO / SIMON MAINA        (Photo credit should read SIMON MAINA/AFP/Getty Images)

Texts, Lies, and Videotape

Will fake news sow chaos during Kenya's election? Or will voters roll their eyes and change the channel?

Technicians sit in a control room at the State Grid vehicle battery recharging and exchange station in Beijing on May 30, 2012.  According to government sources, China is to set aside around two billion yuan (320 million USD) as part of drive to cut carbon emissions and produce energy-saving vehicles.        AFP PHOTO / Ed Jones        (Photo credit should read Ed Jones/AFP/GettyImages)

How Badly Is China’s Great Firewall Hurting the Country’s Economy?

Beijing's paranoia is about to kill the country's booming live-streaming sector — and it won't be the only victim.

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Vladimir Putin Is Trying to Get Down With the Cool Kids

After years of wooing the middle-aged and elderly, the Kremlin is attempting to court young voters. And it's extremely awkward.

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Putin Doesn’t Care If You Think He Was Rude to Megyn Kelly

The Russian president's recent Western media blitz is aimed at winning over an audience of one: Donald Trump.

UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - JANUARY 17:  Fox Network logo is displayed during the 2005 Television Critics Winter Press Tour at the Hilton Universal Hotel on January 17, 2005 in Universal City, California.  (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Fox

The Seth Rich ‘Scandal’ Shows That Fox News Is Morally Bankrupt

The network I once respected as a necessary antidote to liberal media now peddles craven lies and Russian disinformation.

US National Security Advisor H. R. McMaster denies the report of US President Donald Trump revealing classified information to Russian officials in the Oval Office, during a statement to the press outside of the West Wing at the White House in Washington, DC, May 15, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB        (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

What Exactly Is the White House Denying About the ‘Trump Mishandled Classified Material’ Story?

It appears they are attempting something much bigger and more difficult: they are claiming the central allegations of the Washington Post story are false.

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