How Dr. Vladimir Zelenko’s claims for his coronavirus treatment spread from a New York village all the way to President Trump.
Matthew RosenbergNEW: Touting Virus Cure, ‘Simple Country Doctor’ Becomes a Right-Wing Star - me and @kevinroose on Dr. Vladimir Zelenko, the Hasid who helped popularize hydroxychloroquine & azithromycin as a coronavirus treatment
Matthew Rosenberg“The central key to slowing the spread of this deadly virus is social isolation ... This was, of course, the central skill we developed as latchkey kids, propped in front of the television by the first generation of two-income parents” — @williamfleitch
The app that sowed chaos at the caucuses was the work of Shadow Inc., a group founded by veterans of the Clinton campaign.
Matthew RosenbergNEW: Faulty Iowa App Was Part of Push to Restore Democrats’ Digital Edge - It was built by a company called Shadow Inc. that was founded by Clinton campaign veterans, and whose previous work was marked by a string of failures, including a near bankruptcy
Investigators said the phone of Jeff Bezos, the Amazon chief, began behaving strangely after he received a video from Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s WhatsApp account.
Matthew RosenbergNEW details of the Saudi hacking of Jeff Bezos phone, including this chilling revelation: MBS on two occasions sent Bezos messaged "that suggested he had knowledge of the tech mogul’s private communications." @KYWeise@AllMattNYT@sheeraf
The timing and scale of the attacks suggest the Russians may be looking for the same kind of damaging information on Joe Biden that President Trump wanted from Ukraine, security experts say.
Matthew RosenbergNEW: Russians Hacked Ukrainian Gas Company at Center of Impeachment - Timing and scale of the attacks suggest the Russians were looking for the same kind of dirt on Biden that Trump wanted from Ukraine - @nicoleperlroth@AllMattNYT
While U.S. cyberdefenses have improved since 2016, many of the vulnerabilities exploited four years ago remain. And attacks are getting more sophisticated.
Matthew RosenbergNEW: ‘Chaos Is the Point’: Russian Hackers and Trolls Grow Stealthier Ahead of the 2020 Election
Fancy Bear and Cozy Bear and Ransomware - Oh My!
@nicoleperlroth, @SangerNYT & @AllMattNYT on the state of election security (hint: it ain't great)
As hyperpartisan activists, trolls and bots spread unfounded claims of voter fraud, a contested governor’s race is a preview of what many fear for the presidential election.
Matthew RosenbergThe aftermath of Kentucky’s election is shaping up to be a case study in the real-word impact of disinformation — and a preview of what could unfold a year from now if the 2020 presidential vote comes down to the wire — @AllMattNYT & @NYTnickc
Days before filing a whistle-blower complaint, a C.I.A. officer brought a vague version of his accusations to an aide on the House Intelligence Committee.
Matthew RosenbergDespite what Trump claimed today, the @nytimes did NOT report that Adam Schiff helped write the whistleblower's complaint. In fact, Schiff did not even know the whistleblower's identity, officials told the NYT. Read our story here
The worst thing you can do to citizens of a democracy is silence them.
Matthew Rosenberg“I got the call from Human Resources. A pleasant-sounding young man said, ‘Mr. Mosley, it has been reported that you used the N-word in the writers’ room.’”
“I replied, ‘I am the N-word in the writers’ room.’”