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What Was Russia Up To?

Here’s what we know about how Russia tried to use Facebook, Google, and Twitter to sway the 2016 election.

Future Tense
Oct. 2 2017 3:02 PMTwitter Could Do a Lot More to Curb the Spread of Russian MisinformationProtecting democracy means making sure voters have access to reliable information.
The Gist
Sept. 28 2017 8:48 PMRecentering American PoliticsCan the left and right ever agree?
Interrogation
Sept. 25 2017 12:30 PMFacebook Was Built for ThisThe gargantuan social network enabled Russian interference in the election, and it will do it again.
Interrogation
Sept. 22 2017 12:43 PM“There’s No Office Left to Run For”New Yorker editor David Remnick on the rawness of Clinton’s What Happened—and his hopes for Obama’s presidential memoir.
Technology
Sept. 20 2017 2:13 PMBlame the Minder, Not the MachineFacebook’s ad network lent itself to abuse by Russian hackers and racists. The problem has nothing to do with algorithms.
Jurisprudence
Sept. 13 2017 1:50 PMToo Little Integrity, Too LateAt the second meeting of Trump’s voter fraud commission, a handful of panelists developed the capacity to feel shame.
Trumpcast
Sept. 11 2017 2:13 PMFacebook’s Russia ProblemHow should the company deal with Russian disinformation? Can it?
Future Tense
Sept. 5 2017 7:15 AMWe Need to Move Beyond Election-Focused PollingPolling didn’t fail us in 2016, but what happened made polling’s flaws more apparent. Here’s how to fix that.
Jurisprudence
July 27 2017 4:24 PMThe Obstruction of Justice Case Against Donald TrumpNo, not that one. This other one.
Jurisprudence
July 12 2017 10:15 AMOrchestrated ChaosTrump’s election commission has been a disaster. It’s going exactly as planned.
Politics
June 7 2017 2:57 PMWill We Ever Have a Woman as President?Hillary Clinton’s defeat galvanized Democratic women. But along with the trauma of her loss is the dread of repeating it.
Cover Story
May 31 2017 6:00 PMWill We Ever Have a Woman as President?Hillary Clinton’s defeat galvanized Democratic women. But along with the trauma of her loss is the dread of repeating it.
Future Tense
May 9 2017 3:25 PMThe FBI Relied on a Private Firm’s Investigation of the DNC Hack—Which Makes the Agency Harder to Trust  
The Gist
April 25 2017 6:16 PMThe Clinton Campaign Tell-AllIn Shattered, Jonathan Allen and his co-author, Amie Parnes, detail an organization beset by infighting, fatalism, and a fundamentally weak candidate.
Science
Feb. 28 2017 11:34 AMDid Trump Win Because His Name Was First on the Ballot?It might technically be possible, but it’s not probable.
Future Tense
Sept. 29 2017 4:30 PMRep. Lamar Smith Wants to Know if Russia Interfered With … America’s Love for Oil?
Technology
Sept. 28 2017 5:51 PMThe Malicious Election Tweets Had a TargetAs Twitter faces scrutiny from Congress, a new study suggests a misinformation campaign used the social network to home in on swing states.
Politics
Sept. 22 2017 10:28 PMThe Donald Trump Election Brag TrackerHow long has it been since the president reminded us of his “massive landslide victory”?
DoubleX Gabfest
Sept. 21 2017 10:00 AMThe DoubleX Gabfest “Hillary’s Yoga and Chardonnay” EditionListen to the DoubleX Gabfest on Hillary Clinton’s new book, sexual harassment on campus, and best friends.
Books
Sept. 14 2017 6:50 PMWhy Isn’t Hillary Clinton Even Angrier?In What Happened, Clinton takes on the obsessive demand that she assume responsibility for the 2016 election. But we can’t move on.
Explainer
Sept. 11 2017 5:25 PMWhat Is Alternate Nostril Breathing?The breathing technique that helped Hillary Clinton cope with her election loss.
Future Tense
Sept. 6 2017 9:55 PMWhy Russian Operatives Buying American Political Ads on Facebook Is Such a Big Deal
The Slatest
Sept. 1 2017 3:10 PMEvidence of Russian Election-Data Tampering Mounts as Urgency to Investigate It Does Not
Science
July 19 2017 4:49 PMTwo of This Summer’s Tropical Storms Will Be Named Don and HilaryThe extremely apt names are the result of chance—not a misguided attempt at humor.
Politics
June 19 2017 11:02 AM“Our Sovereignty Was Violated”The Moscow Project tries to solve the mystery of Trump’s Russian entanglements.
Doublex
June 7 2017 9:01 AMBad News: We’re SexistNew data show how sexism played a role in Donald Trump’s election.
The Slatest
May 10 2017 6:32 PMDid a Voter ID Law Really Cost Clinton a Victory in Wisconsin?
The Slatest
May 8 2017 12:11 PMLow Black Turnout May Have Cost Clinton the Election
Politics
April 25 2017 2:04 PMJames Comey’s Real ProblemIt’s not that he’s partisan. It’s that he’s blind to his own biases, which helped Trump get elected.
Cover Story
Feb. 20 2017 5:45 AMIt’s BadThe first month of the Trump presidency has been more cruel and destructive than the majority of Americans feared. The worst is yet to come.

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