NEEPAWA, Man. — As a Canadian sitting in rural Manitoba, it’s hard to believe that we have been unknowingly targeted by cleverly disguised propaganda from a foreign government. But that seems to be the case.
Late last month, data from Clemson University researchers Darren Linvill, an associate professor of communication, and Patrick Warren, an associate professor of economics, was made public. The data compiled by the South Carolina professors was nearly three million tweets from accounts identified as being operated by a well-funded Russian “troll factory,” called the Internet Research Agency (IRA), which has ties to the Russian government.
WINNIPEG – Ask Ottawa quarterback Trevor Harris about the accuracy of the throws that demolished the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on Friday night and he spreads the credit around.
“Our efficiency is because of our offensive line and our receivers,” Harris said, after his Redblacks (6-3) defeated the Bombers 44-21, extending Ottawa’s lead atop the CFL’s East Division to six points.
A 19-year-old Brandon is facing nearly a dozen charges after police say he assaulted his girlfriend on Thursday
Police say the man allegedly punched her in the head, choked her and kneed her in the stomach while dragging her to her car. He then took out a gun and pointed it at the victim before firing a couple rounds out the window.