Lower Manhattan, White House, Paul Manafort: Your Tuesday Evening Briefing
On Twitter, President Trump belittled George Papadopoulos, the marketing campaign adviser who pleaded responsible to mendacity to the F.B.I. about how he sought to fulfill with Russians providing “dirt” on Hillary Clinton. (Turns out there are a lot of males named George Papadopoulos, a few of whom spent the day fielding calls from reporters.)
We collected the very best writing from the proper and left in regards to the instances, and we mentioned them on our podcast, “The Daily.”
three. Lawyers for Facebook, Google and Twitter went to Capitol Hill for marathon hearings with a Senate Judiciary subcommittee about how Russia used their platforms to unfold misinformation and propaganda throughout final yr’s presidential election.
All three corporations revealed way more Russia-linked exercise than beforehand disclosed. Russian brokers disseminated posts that reached 126 million customers on Facebook and revealed greater than 131,000 messages on Twitter and over 1,000 movies on YouTube.
Our behavioral science reporter lately defined the psychological elements that make us so susceptible to misinformation on social media.
four. Elsewhere in Washington, House Republicans had been busy with last-minute negotiations on their tax plan. They’re speculated to unveil it tomorrow.
And uproar surged over feedback by John Kelly, above, the White House chief of workers, that “the lack of an ability to compromise” led to the Civil War in an interview on Fox News.
Historians have spent many years documenting the central function of slavery in inflicting the battle — and previous it, the many years of compromises over African-Americans’ freedom.
5. California is exporting a few of the loudest new voices on the proper.
The state as a complete is a vivid blue bulwark of the liberal resistance. Yet it gave us Stephen Miller and Steve Bannon, above, and Andrew Breitbart, amongst others.
“There’s a rebellious tone to conservatism in California that doesn’t exist in places where conservatism is actually a governing force,” stated Ben Shapiro, who runs a right-leaning web site from Sherman Oaks.
6. Three Dartmouth College professors are below felony investigation for alleged sexual misconduct. All three work within the faculty’s division of psychological and mind sciences, and their analysis included research of sexual want and attractiveness.
Netflix suspended manufacturing on “House of Cards,” after Kevin Spacey was accused of creating an undesirable sexual advance towards a 14-year-old within the ’80s.
Our journalists and attorneys defined how we select the terminology to explain sexual assault in our protection.
7. In Germany, controversy broke out over plans to honor Anne Frank, the teenage diarist who died within the Holocaust, by naming a high-speed practice after her.
“Historical amnesia,” charged the director of the Jewish Museum in Frankfurt. After being found of their Amsterdam canal home hide-out, the Franks had been despatched by practice to Auschwitz.
eight. We debuted a brand new video collection, “Internetting With Amanda Hess,” which examines on-line tradition in all its strangeness. Episode 1 is “The Dark Art of Political Memes.”
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9. The Houston Astros are on the verge of the franchise’s first World Series title, however they’ll need to beat the Dodgers at house in Los Angeles to appreciate that dream. (eight p.m. Eastern, Fox)
Above, the Astros celebrating after Game 5. We’ll have stay updates and evaluation from Game 6 right here.
10. Finally, blissful Halloween.
Here’s a set of our spookiest science tales to entertain you in between trick-or-treaters, together with some movies of undead arachnids and boa constrictors. It’s just a bit little bit of science. You’re not afraid, are you?
And we investigated the joys of being scared. The love of haunted homes, horror films and perhaps these arachnids, it seems, is linked to your dopamine ranges.
Have an ideal night time.
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