Exclusive: Source for Ukraine Collusion Allegations Met Devin Nunes

The former Ukrainian diplomat at the center of allegations that Kyiv meddled in the 2016 election has met Rep. Devin Nunes, the California firebrand who is met with him extensively. And Trump has touted his claims. Congressman Nunes had a really interesting and good impact on me as a very positive and influential politician who loves America and is interested in Ukraine and developments on fighting Russia, Telizhenko told The Daily Beast. We talked about how to fight Russian aggression in Ukraine and Russian propaganda. The previously unreported conversation is the only known encounter between two of the more significant figures in the story of Trumps relationships with Russia and Ukraine. Nunes office did not respond to a request for …

British parliament presses Facebook on letting politicians lie in ads

In yet another letter seeking to pry accountability from Facebook, the chair of a British parliamentary committee has pressed the company over its decision to adopt a policy on political ad that supports flagrant lying. In the letter Damian Collins, chair of the DCMS committee, asks the company to explain why it recently took the decision to change its policy regarding political ads — “given the heavy constraint this will place on Facebook’s ability to combat online disinformation in the run-up to elections around the world”. Facebook hired me to head Elections Integrity ops for political ads. I asked if we could scan ads for misinfo. Engineers had great ideas. Higher ups were silent. Free speech is b.s. answer when …