Chinese bots had key role in debunked ballot video shared by Eric Trump

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; A Chinese bot network played a key role in spreading disinformation during and after the US election, including a debunked video of “ballot burning” shared by Eric Trump, a Läs mer…

Joe Biden's 'climate day' of executive actions signals clean break with Trump

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Sign up for the Guardian’s First Thing newsletter Joe Biden is to instruct the US government to pause and review all oil and gas drilling on federal land, eliminate Läs mer…

Biden signs four executive orders aimed at promoting racial equity – video

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The US president, Joe Biden, has signed four executive orders aimed at healing the racial divide in America, including one to curb the US government’s use of private prisons Läs mer…

Biden announces 'wartime' boost in vaccine supply – video

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The Biden administration is increasing vaccination efforts with a goal of protecting 300 million Americans by early fall, as the administration surges deliveries to states for the next three Läs mer…

Biden vows to vaccinate 300m people in US by end of summer or early fall

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Joe Biden vowed on Tuesday to ramp up vaccination programs so that most of the US population is inoculated by the end of summer or early fall. “This will Läs mer…

Boost for Trump as 45 Republican senators vote to dismiss impeachment

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Sign up for the Guardian’s First Thing newsletter Donald Trump’s hopes of avoiding conviction by the US Senate received a boost on Tuesday when 45 Republicans tried to dismiss Läs mer…

Biden presses Putin on election interference and Navalny arrest in first call

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; US and Russia agree to extend arms control treaty Biden raised concerns over several issues The US and Russia have agreed to extend an arms control treaty limiting their Läs mer…

Giuliani attacks 'censorship' but made threat to sue paper over unflattering story

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; On Monday, Rudy Giuliani called a $1.3bn lawsuit brought against him by Dominion Voting Systems “another act of intimidation by the hate-filled left wing to wipe out and censor Läs mer…

Trump campaign distances itself from new 'Patriot party'

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Trump team rejects claims by new party’s founder that they are holding joint fundraising activities Donald Trump’s campaign has sought to distance himself from efforts to create a “Patriot Läs mer…

Oregon Republican party falsely suggests US Capitol attack was a 'false flag'

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Sign up for the Guardian’s First Thing newsletter The Oregon Republican party has falsely claimed in a resolution that there is “growing evidence” that the 6 January attack on Läs mer…

US House delivers article of impeachment against Donald Trump to Senate

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The US House delivered its article of impeachment against Donald Trump to the Senate on Monday evening, setting the stage for the first ever Senate trial of a former Läs mer…

Biden continues to unpick Trump's legacy as impeachment trial looms

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Sign up for the Guardian’s First Thing newsletter Joe Biden has overturned Donald Trump’s ban on transgender people serving in the US military, earning praise from LGBTQ+ activists as Läs mer…

New York Times fires editor targeted by rightwing critics over Biden tweet

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; A row has broken out over accusations that a New York Times journalist was fired after being targeted by rightwing critics for tweeting she had “chills” at seeing Joe Läs mer…

US returns to global climate arena with call to act on 'emergency'

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; At virtual Global Adaptation summit, John Kerry says ‘we’re proud to be back’ after four-year absence The US has returned to international climate action with a focus on helping Läs mer…

Mitch McConnell 'plays the long game' to retain some power as it slips away

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Out of power in the chamber, the Republican now faces unruly politicians and pressure over how to handle Trump impeachment For Mitch McConnell, the top Republican in the Senate, Läs mer…

Schumer promises quick but fair trial as Trump impeachment heads to Senate

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Ex-president forms legal team before February hearings Biden focuses on nominations and legislative priorities Trump plots revenge on Republicans who betrayed him The single article of impeachment against Donald Läs mer…

Trump impeachment: Nancy Pelosi to formally send article of impeachment to Senate today – live updates

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Key events Show 4.22am EST04:22 Sarah Sanders to run for Arkansas governor – reports 4.06am EST04:06 Impeachment guide: how will Donald Trump’s second Senate trial unfold? Live feed Show Läs mer…

Impeachment guide: how will Donald Trump's second Senate trial unfold?

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; If the trial is successful it would allow the Senate to bar the former president from holding office in the future Speaker Nancy Pelosi has said that on Monday Läs mer…

Jon Bon Jovi on wealth, love and his ugly tussle with Trump: 'It was seriously scarring'

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Jon Bon Jovi is singing Livin’ on a Prayer to me. No, this is not another crazy lockdown dream; it is actually happening. “Tommy used to work on the Läs mer…

Sarah Sanders, former Trump press secretary, to run for Arkansas governor – reports

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Sarah Sanders, Donald Trump’s former chief spokeswoman and one of his closest aides, is running for Arkansas governor, according to multiple reports. Sanders, who left the White House in Läs mer…

'I like Ivanka': Marco Rubio sweats over rumoured Trump Senate challenge

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The last time Marco Rubio looked this uncomfortable in the national spotlight, he was stuck on robotic repeat in a Republican debate, being pummelled by Chris Christie. Or maybe Läs mer…

Trump plots revenge on Republicans who betrayed him as Senate trial looms

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Republican divisions over Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial came into clearer focus on Sunday, as the former president spent his first weekend out of office plotting revenge against those Läs mer…

Deborah Birx says Covid deniers in Trump White House 'derailed' response

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The former US coronavirus response coordinator Deborah Birx has said people in the Trump White House considered Covid-19 a hoax. Birx questioned the Trump administration’s response to the coronavirus Läs mer…

Sanders hopes nation smitten by his mittens will back food charity push

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Money-making opportunity to benefit Meals on Wheels Does caring so little about fashion make Bernie chic? Bernie Sanders is turning a meme based on the mittens he wore to Läs mer…

Can Trump do a Nixon and re-enter polite society? Elizabeth Drew doubts it

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Asking if Donald Trump can rehabilitate himself in US public life as did a disgraced president before him, legendary Washington reporter Elizabeth Drew was not optimistic. “For all their Läs mer…

Defense secretary Lloyd Austin demands US military sexual assault reports

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; New Pentagon chief sends memo after confirmation grilling Senator Gillibrand demands end to ‘scourge’ of sexual violence In his first directive since taking office, US defense secretary Lloyd Austin Läs mer…

Conspiracy! review – help a Trumpist president steal an election

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The terrible truth about conspiracy theories is that they’re fun. Making and sharing connections offers a sense of control so potent we might willingly blind ourselves to the provenance Läs mer…

How Trump supporters are radicalised by the far right

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Far right “playbooks” teaching white nationalists how to recruit and radicalise Trump supporters have surfaced on the encrypted messaging app Telegram ahead of Joe Biden’s inauguration. The documents, seen Läs mer…

The silencing of Trump has highlighted the authoritarian power of tech giants | John Naughton

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; It was eerily quiet on social media last week. That’s because Trump and his cultists had been “deplatformed”. By banning him, Twitter effectively took away the megaphone he’s been Läs mer…

Twitter and Facebook lock Donald Trump’s accounts after video address

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Twitter and Facebook took unprecedented actions to address the spread of misinformation and the incitement of violence by Donald Trump on their platforms on Wednesday, after supporters of the Läs mer…

Facebook restarts political ad ban in Georgia following runoff votes

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Facebook has announced it will again ban political advertising targeting users in the state of Georgia, following the election there on Tuesday. The social media company said that, starting Läs mer…

All I want for 2021 is to see Mark Zuckerberg up in court | John Naughton

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; It’s always risky making predictions about the tech industry, but this year looks like being different, at least in the sense that there are two safe bets. One is Läs mer…

Facts won't fix this: experts on how to fight America's disinformation crisis

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; At the beginning of 2021, millions of Americans appear to disagree about one of the most basic facts of their democracy: that Joe Biden won the 2020 presidential election. Läs mer…