Ross Douthat, New York Times Published 5:37 am PDT, Tuesday, August 13, 2019 FILE - This March 28, 2017, file photo, provided by the New York State Sex Offender Registry shows Jeffrey Epstein. Epstein has died by suicide while awaiting trial on sex-trafficking charges, says person briefed on the matter, Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019. (New York State Sex Offender Registry via AP, File) less FILE - This March 28, 2017, file photo, provided by the New York State Sex Offender Registry shows Jeffrey Epstein. Epstein has died by suicide while awaiting trial on sex-trafficking charges, says person ... more Photo: AP Photo: AP Image 1 of / 30 Caption Close Image 1 of 30 FILE - This March 28, 2017, file photo, provided by the New York State Sex Offender Registry shows Jeffrey Epstein. … [Read more...] about Opinion: Jeffrey Epstein and when to take conspiracies seriously
MEGHAN Markle fan Twitter accounts that post "obsessively" about her have been linked to Russian conspiracy theories, an investigation has found. Accounts within a Duchess of Sussex Twitter community were analysed and about 1,000 found to have tweeted more than two-and-a-half-million times since September, the Telegraph reports. One of the widely followed accounts by Meghan fans questioned the Salisbury Novichok attack and another, with the second highest number of pro-Duchess followers, indicated "bot-like activity". Research from 89up found there was an "unusually high reach" for the community of Meghan Markle fans. Josh Feldberg, Director of Digital at 89up said: “There is highly suspicious activity on Twitter around search terms linked to the Duchess of Sussex. "It is unclear the extent to which this content is automated, but the prevalence of strange Twitter usernames and the overlap between accounts that tweet primarily about politics but also tweet extensively about the … [Read more...] about Meghan Markle fan Twitter accounts that post ‘obsessively’ about Duchess ‘linked to Russian conspiracy theories’
World Russia investigation Special Counsel Robert Mueller will “get to Russian conspiracy” in the ongoing investigation into whether President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign colluded with Moscow, former federal prosecutor and legal analyst Glenn Kirschner has said. Trump campaign officials “could collude, they were colluding, and all of this is so nefarious,” Kirschner argued in a Tuesday interview with MSNBC’s Deadline: White House news program. “It’s not reckless, it’s not happenstance, it’s not careless,” he said. Kirshner discussed comments made by prosecutor Andrew Weissman, which were reported by The New York Times from a hearing for Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort. In a redacted transcript of the hearing, Weissmann suggested that Manafort was supposed to be the spokesperson for an allegedly Kremlin-linked plan to split Ukraine, a move that would be in Russia’s favor. Weissmann was … [Read more...] about Mueller Probe ‘Going to Get to Russian Conspiracy,’ Former Federal Prosecutor Says
Eli Rosenberg, The Washington Post Published 9:51 am PST, Saturday, January 12, 2019 (FILES) In this file photo taken on August 7, 1997 shows a picture of late Jeanne Calment during a memorial mass at the Primatiale Sainte-Trophime church. - What if Jeanne Calment's longevity record was a fraud? Russian researchers have concluded an incredible sleight of hand between the French woman and her daughter, provoking interest and controversy in the scientific community. Jeanne Calment died at the age of 122 years and 164 days in 1997 - a world record of longevity of all genders. less (FILES) In this file photo taken on August 7, 1997 shows a picture of late Jeanne Calment during a memorial mass at the Primatiale Sainte-Trophime church. - What if Jeanne Calment's longevity record was a ... more Photo: GEORGES GOBET, AFP/Getty Images … [Read more...] about The world’s oldest person record stood for decades. Then came a Russian conspiracy theory.
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Chad Day and Eric Tucker Associated Press November 12, 2018 WASHINGTON — An associate of longtime Trump confidant Roger Stone said Monday that he expects to face charges in the special counsel’s Russia investigation.Conservative conspiracy theorist Jerome Corsi said on his YouTube show that negotiations fell apart with special counsel Robert Mueller’s team and he expects in the coming days to be charged with making false statements.‘‘I’m going to be indicted,’’ Corsi said on his show. ‘‘That’s what we were told. Everyone should know that, and I’m anticipating it.’’ Advertisement The Associated Press couldn’t immediately confirm Corsi’s claims that charges against him are forthcoming. Corsi’s attorney, David Gray, declined to comment Monday evening. A … [Read more...] about Conservative conspiracy theorist Jerome Corsi expects to be charged in Mueller probe