NEW YORK (AP) -- Twitter is releasing all known accounts and posts related to "information operations" dating back to 2016 when it was first learned that foreign operators were using social media to meddle in U.S. elections.
Twitter has already disclosed the account numbers but is now releasing the actual tweets, images, video, and other information so that outside researchers can study them.
The company said Wednesday that the data comprises more than 4,600 accounts and over 10 million tweets, most affiliated with the Russia-linked Internet Research Agency and potentially linked to Iran. … More
Cloud-free conditions will allow much of the United States to see this weekend’s Orionid meteor shower, the first major shower of the fall.
A clash of unusually cold air for October and lingering tropical moisture will heighten the threat of heavy rain and the likelihood of flooding over the south-central United States, focused on Texas into late week.
A snowstorm swept across the Rockies and High Plains this weekend, bringing picturesque wintry scenes, but also travel disruptions.
Heavy snowfall will spread southward over the Rockies and High Plains into early Monday morning.