Kherson: Ukrainian troops enter key city after Russian forces retreat, dealing blow to Putin

Kyiv, Ukraine CNN — Ukrainian forces entered the key city of Kherson on Friday as Russian troops retreated east, winning a major victory in Kyiv and marking one of President Vladimir Putin’s biggest setbacks since the start of his invasion. Delighted civilians who had survived months of Russian occupation descended on Kherson’s central square, hugging … Read more

‘Stolen election’ conspiracies already spreading ahead of US midterm – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Get ready for Stop the Steal 2.0. With less than a week to go until the Nov. 8 U.S. midterm elections, dozens of local groups in key battleground states like Arizona, Michigan and Georgia are spreading conspiracy theories about alleged voter fraud and are calling on voters to … Read more

How dubious ‘local news’ sites are feeding US misinformation

“People say there’s no shortage of news — there’s news on my phone, there’s news everywhere,” said Steve Waldman, president of Report for America, a nonprofit group that deploys journalists in national news outlets. But Waldman and other experts say the relative deficit of credible reporting — about one in four American newspapers has disappeared … Read more

TikTok bad at culling U.S. election misinformation ads, report finds

TikTok’s algorithms are very good at finding videos to keep people glued to their phone screens for hours. What they don’t do so well, according to a new report, is detecting ads that contain blatantly false information about US elections. This is despite the fact that TikTok banned all political ads from its platform in … Read more

Russia and China are promoting US voting misinformation ahead of midterms, FBI warns

Washington CNN — Agents and organizations affiliated with the Russian and Chinese governments are promoting disinformation about the integrity of US elections that took place in the United States before the November midterms, senior FBI officials said Monday. The FBI assessment highlights how the explosion of election conspiracy theories in the United States has been … Read more

Polio makes return to America | Daily Gate City

For the past 43 years, the United States has been free of one of the most dreaded childhood diseases known to man. That changed last month when a 20-year-old from New York contracted polio. My wife, Lori, and I both traveled to countries where polio was then endemic to participate in their “National Immunization Days” … Read more