Russia accused of more hacking, Pence warns China, combating disinformation in Brazil

October 04, 2018

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Russian President Vladimir Putin and Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov are shown walking past a marble floor depicting a bat at the new GRU military intelligence headquarters building in Russia.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov visit the new GRU military intelligence headquarters building in Moscow, Russia.

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Russia has again been accused of cyberattacks around the world. Also, Vice President Mike Pence warns China that the US will not back down from Chinese intimidation. And, Facebook's effort to combat disinformation in Brazil's election campaign.

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The songs played between segments during this episode included:
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Artist: Mehmet Polat
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Artist: Corina Lawrence
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Artist: Ali Farka Touré
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Artist: Winston Reedy
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Brazil fights online misinformation during election season

This election, the work of fact-checking organizations is being amplified by a new partner: Facebook. It is part of the social media giant’s push to assure users it is taking misinformation campaigns in elections seriously. In September, Facebook announced it was dedicating its own “War Room” in Menlo Park to preventing election interference in Brazil — one of its five biggest markets.