Ukraine

Mueller says Manafort continued Ukraine work after 2017 indictment

Paul Manafort
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A transcript from Paul Manafort's Monday hearing with prosecutors reveals that special counsel Robert Mueller has evidence Manafort continued doing work related to Ukraine in 2018, despite being indicted in October 2017 for charges that include failing to register as a foreign agent.

Details: During the 4-hour hearing, which was convened to discuss whether Manafort breached his plea deal by lying, a prosecutor called attention to Manafort's meetings with business associate Konstantin Kilimnik, who is suspected of having ties to Russian intelligence. He alleges Manafort lied about how many times he discussed a redacted topic with Kilimnik — believed to be a Ukrainian peace plan — and that the two men discussed the matter as late as winter 2018.

Facebook braces for 2019 elections around the world

The Facebook booth in Davos. Photo: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images

Facebook is building new operations centers and programs around the world that will focus on election integrity and help fight fake news and voter suppression.

Why it matters: The company has not been able to get ahead of constant abuses on its platforms to manipulate elections, drawing ire from regulators that are already wary that the platform is too big to manage itself. 

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