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UPDATED: Tue., May 1, 2018

Two Koreas dismantle propaganda loudspeakers at tense border

The rival Koreas dismantled huge loudspeakers used to blare Cold War-style propaganda across their tense border on Tuesday, as South Korea’s president asked the United Nations to observe the North’s …


Commentary: Feeding our propaganda addiction

On Wednesday, a nasty piece of character assassination summited YouTube’s trending list. The video spread like a rash, and not just among those sympathetic to its wingnut paranoia. If the …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 16, 2018

Sandpoint racist flyer suspect identified

For more than a year, Sandpoint has been plagued by racist propaganda, from flyers targeting city leaders to CDs left on cars in a high school parking lot. Police now …


Facebook exec meets with lawmakers amid Russia probe

One of Facebook’s top executives met Wednesday with House members investigating the company’s Russia-linked ads and told them the social media giant is serious about dealing with the issue.


Past opinions provide perspective

Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. Teacher qualifications, May 28, 1924


Facebook gearing up to fight political propaganda

Facebook is acknowledging that governments or other malicious non-state actors are using its social network to influence political sentiment in ways that could affect national elections.


Trudy Rubin: Russia taking aim at democracy

With Russia’s economy doing poorly, Putin is looking for cheaper ways to pursue his goal of re-establishing a Russian sphere of influence in Eurasia reminiscent of Soviet glory days. He …


Obama could enact a U.S. offensive on Russian propaganda this week

A bill on President Barack Obama’s desk this week would authorize U.S. officials to combat propaganda and fake news from Russia and other countries, as well as allow federal money …


Russian propaganda effort helped spread ‘fake news’ during election, experts say

The flood of “fake news” this election season got support from a sophisticated Russian propaganda campaign that created and spread misleading articles online with the goal of punishing Democrat Hillary …