Arrests in Russia and Russia Election Interference
Posted by Mary Catherine Dunphy (+2130) 5 months ago
Russian opposition leader, Alexei Navalny was arrested again -- the third time this year -- and there were, yet again, more protest marches in Russia this weekend. It's being reported that 260 people were arrested.

"In a message dictated from prison, Navalny urged his supporters to demand that the Kremlin allow genuine political competition. Russia’s government-controlled election committee says the opposition leader is barred from running at next March’s elections because of a previous conviction for fraud. Navalny says the charges were trumped up to prevent him challenging Putin for the presidency."

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Meanwhile, here at home:

"Google has found evidence that Russian agents bought ads on its wide-ranging networks in an effort to interfere with the 2016 presidential campaign."

Facebook has also turned over 3,000 ads placed by Russians to the House and Senate Intelligence Committees.

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