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While You Were Offline: The Internet Can't Keep Up With the White House (Again)

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For those feeling as though the current political reality in the US is starting to look like hyperactive fiction, last week provided a lot of fodder for the notion that everything is speeding toward some kind of season finale. First, there was the news from intelligence agencies that voting systems in seven states were actually hacked by Russians. Then there were reports about special counsel Robert Mueller asking the Trump campaign when they knew about Russia hacking DNC and Clinton campaign emails. And, finally, there was Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey's admission that the platform is unhealthy. What in the world is going on? Glad you asked. Read on, dear friends. A cornucopia awaits.

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