Facebook, Twitter remove disinformation accounts targeting Ukrainians

Facebook and Twitter removed two anti-Ukrainian “covert influence operations” over the weekend, one tied to Russia and another with connections to Belarus, the companies said.One of the operations, a propaganda campaign featuring a website pushing anti-Ukraine talking points, was an offshoot of a known Russian disinformation operation. A Facebook spokesperson said it used computer-generated faces…

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Trump wins CPAC straw poll, revs up campaign speculation amid Biden polling collapse

ORLANDO, Fla. — Former President Donald Trump overwhelmingly won a straw poll at the country’s top conservative conference Sunday, another sign of his continued dominance of the GOP.Trump got 59 percent of the vote in a nonscientific straw poll at the Conservative Political Action Conference, or CPAC, long considered an early measure of popularity of…

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Trump places fault for Russia invasion of Ukraine on Biden during CPAC speech

Feb. 26 (UPI) — Former President Donald Trump spoke at length during the Conservative Political Action Conference on Saturday about the Russian invasion of Ukraine, placing fault for the aggression on the policies of President Joe Biden. Trump seemed to largely downplay the invasion of Ukraine, telling his supporters that “the Biden administration cares more…

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YouTube blocks RT, other Russian channels from earning ad dollars

Author of the article: YouTube on Saturday barred Russian state-owned media outlet RT and other Russian channels from receiving money for advertisements that run with their videos, similar to a move by Facebook, after the invasion of Ukraine. Citing “extraordinary circumstances,” YouTube said that it was “pausing a number of channels’ ability to monetize on…

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France seizes ship suspected of violating Russia sanctions

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.comPARIS, Feb 26 (Reuters) – French sea police seized a ship on Saturday that authorities suspect belongs to a Russian company targeted by European Union sanctions over the war in Ukraine, a government official told Reuters.The cargo vessel transporting cars, which was headed for St. Petersburg, is “strongly…

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UK says bulk of Russian forces 30 km from the centre of Kyiv

People take cover as an air-raid siren sounds, near an apartment building damaged by recent shelling in Kyiv, Ukraine February 26, 2022. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.comLONDON, Feb 26 (Reuters) – Britain’s defence ministry said on Saturday that the bulk of Russian forces involved in the advance on Ukraine’s capital…

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