Donald Trump and Mitt Romney had dinner — check out the photographic evidence. The US and the UK have made it a lot easier to spy on their own citizens. And authorities have revised the death toll in Monday night’s plane crash in Colombia down to 71 people.
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Republicans shrug at President-elect Donald Trump’s Twitter behavior.
Yesterday, Trump tweeted that people who burn US flags should be punished. (Flag burning is protected under the First Amendment, the New York Times reports.) Other recent tweets have claimed widespread voter fraud.
During the election, Trump regularly tweeted from his Android device — often at odd hours — to defend himself, attack his critics, and rally his loyal supporters. He regularly stirred up controversies with his own incendiary statements, or by retweeting those of someone else.
Italy’s most popular political party has built a sprawling network of sites spreading fake news and pro-Russia propaganda.
German intelligence agencies, along with top US, EU, and NATO officials, have warned that a combination of fake news and Russian interference through hacking is an attempt to destabilize Chancellor Angela Merkel at home and abroad, BuzzFeed News’ Alberto Nardelli reports.
The latest on the Colombia plane crash.
Authorities have revised the death toll down to 71 people. Officials said the plane was carrying 81 people, but later changed that to 77, saying four passengers had failed to board the flight.
Chapecoense players Helio Hermito Zampier Neto, 31 (left), and Alan Ruschel, 27, survived the crash. Mb Media / Getty Images and Instagram / Via Instagram: @alanruschel
The US and the UK have made it a lot easier to spy on their own citizens.
It’s been a bad week for privacy and surveillance advocates in the US and UK. Rule 41 will go into effect in the US on Dec. 1, giving the government vast and unprecedented powers to hack into the phones, computers, and other devices of Americans. And in the UK, the government voted to legalize mass surveillance programs in the country. BuzzFeed News’ Sheera Frenkel reports.