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Brittany Kaiser’s work with Cambridge Analytica helped elect Donald Trump. She’s hoping the world will forgive her.

Brittany Kaiser, a former employee of Cambridge Analytica, near the Capitol building in D.C. (Bill O’Leary/The Washington Post) August 2 at 1:13 PM Brittany Kaiser first emerged in last year’s Cambridge Analytica scandal as a seemingly nefarious figure, an insider steeped in the dark secrets of a new kind of voter manipulation powered by Facebook […]

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Trump accuses social media companies of ‘terrible bias’ at White House summit decried by critics

President Trump speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House on May 2. (Al Drago/Bloomberg News) July 11 at 4:49 PM President Trump assailed Facebook, Google and Twitter on Thursday for exhibiting “terrible bias” and silencing his supporters at a White House “social media summit” that critics chastised for giving a prominent stage to […]

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Trump looks to rally controversial online allies at White House social media summit

President Trump at the White House in July. (Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images) Michael Scherer National political reporter covering campaigns, Congress and the White House Amy B Wang National politics reporter covering 2020 presidential campaigns July 9 at 7:58 PM President Trump has summoned Republican lawmakers, political strategists and social media stars to the White House on […]

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Huawei ban threatens U.S. national security, tech companies warn Trump administration

(Jason Lee/Reuters) U.S. technology companies have told the Commerce Department that the Trump administration’s ban on selling to the Chinese tech giant Huawei could significantly harm their bottom lines and might damage their ability to develop new technological innovations, including those needed by the U.S. military. The companies are making the claims in applications for […]

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Trump warns he’ll ‘monitor the censorship’ on social media after Facebook banned some far-right leaders

President Trump on Friday threatened to “monitor” social-media sites for their “censorship of AMERICAN CITIZENS,” a day after Facebook permanently banned far-right figures and organizations including the conspiracy theory site InfoWars. Trump’s subtle threat — delivered in a series of tweets — marked the president’s latest broadside against Silicon Valley, which he has repeatedly accused […]