Politics

First woman set to lead largest U.S. Army command

Laura J. Richardson. Photo: U.S. Army/Axios

For the first time in U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) history, a woman, Lt. Gen. Laura J. Richardson, will lead 776,000 soldiers and 96,000 civilians in the biggest Army command, CNN reports.

The big picture: Richardson has broken the glass ceiling before with the military. In 2017, she became the first female deputy commanding general of U.S. Army Forces Command, according to the Army, and in 2012 became the first female deputy commanding general of a maneuver division.

Report: Twitter suspended 1,500 for spreading wrong election date

Twitter logo in a magnifying glass.
Photo: Aytug Can Sencar/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Over the weekend Twitter suspended 1,500 fake accounts a pro-Trump group created to mock liberals because the accounts had been spreading false information about Election Day, such as saying that Election Day is November 7, when in fact it is on Tuesday, November 6, per The New York Times.

Why it matters: Reddit’s largest pro-Trump forum,"r/the_donald," likely created the trolling campaign as a joke, but spreading false information about the midterms can keep voters from casting ballots. "Similar types of disinformation spread on social media in 2016, which makes companies like Twitter nervous," as the NYT’s Kevin Roose writes.