The Daily Populous

Wednesday June 5th, 2019 evening edition

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| Naira Davlashyan/AP Photo cybersecurity Russia's manipulation of Twitter was far vaster than believed.

Russia's infamous troll farm conducted a campaign on Twitter before the 2016 elections that was larger, more coordinated and more effective than previously known, research from cybersecurity firm Symantec out Wednesday concluded.

The company analyzed a massive data set Twitter released in October 2018 on nearly 3,900 accounts and 10 million tweets.

The research discovered that the average lag between account creation and first tweet was 177 days.

The most retweeted account garnered 6 million retweets, and less than 2,000 of those came from within the IRA-linked network of accounts.

The huge delay points to a lot of patient preparation, and the retweets indicate that a lot of unaffiliated Twitter users were amplifying the IRA's message.

"It was planned months in advance and the operators had the resources to create and manage a vast disinformation network.". »

Donald Trump tells Prince Charles US has ‘clean climate’

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Prince Charles spent 75 minutes longer than scheduled trying to convince Donald Trump of the dangers of global heating, but the president still insisted the US was “clean” and blamed other nations for the crisis.

He wants to make sure future generations have climate that is good climate, as opposed to a disaster, and I agree.”.

Trump added: “China, India, Russia, many other nations, they have not very good air, not very good water, and the sense of pollution. »

Path of Exile: Legion Patch Notes

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Bug Fixes The Legion Challenge League Challenge leagues are a great opportunity for a fresh start in a new economy.

Reworked 15 existing Unique Items, which will only drop from monsters in the Legion challenge leagues.

(previously stated it was 500% at all levels) We really hope you enjoy Path of Exile: Legion. »

'Iron Man' actor Robert Downey Jr. has vowed to use robotics and AI to significantly clean up the Earth in the next decade

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Its goal is nothing less than to use robotics, artificial intelligence, and technology to clean up the Earth and reverse its carbon footprint, in a decade.

Robert Downey Jr announces his new foundation, the Footprint Coalition, at Amazon re:Mars, June 4, 2019, Las Vegas.

"Quick disclaimer, I don't pretend to understand the complexities we face as a species, just because I portrayed a genius in my professional life. »

Tiananmen Square Massacre: China Says U.S. Is Violating International Law by Honoring 30th Anniversary

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China has hit out at the U.S. after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo issued a statement commemorating the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre.

In the years since, the Chinese government has censored all mention or public acknowledgement of the event so as to avoid a repeat.

Thousands of online posts have been scrubbed in the lead up to the 30th anniversary of the massacre, which remains one of the darkest incidents in the country's modern history. »