Harvest Prude

Harvest is a political reporter for WORLD's Washington Bureau. She is a World Journalism Institute and Patrick Henry College graduate. Harvest resides in Washington, D.C. Follow her on Twitter @HarvestPrude.

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Reports show breadth of Russian social media abuse

by Harvest Prude
Posted 12/18/18, 11:54 am

WASHINGTON—Russia’s social media campaign to sow discord and disinformation in U.S. politics is still an ongoing and far-reaching threat, two reports released Monday by the Senate Intelligence Committee concluded. The Senate commissioned two third-party research groups, Oxford University/Graphika and New Knowledge, to study Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election using data provided by the social media companies.

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Border wall showdown could shut down government

by Harvest Prude
Posted 12/17/18, 11:48 am

WASHINGTON—A stalemate over funding for a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border could force a partial government shutdown Friday. Lawmakers have not been able to pass a spending bill in either chamber of Congress. The White House wants $5 billion allocated to building the wall, while Democrats have offered no more than $1.6 billion for fencing upgrades and have suggested keeping funding at its current level of $1.3 billion. Republican-proposed solutions, including a stopgap bill, also have not gained traction.

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Congress grills Google exec to little effect

Politics | Washington cannot do much to regulate big tech, nor should it, experts say
by Harvest Prude
Posted 12/13/18, 04:59 pm

WASHINGTON—At a House Judiciary Committee hearing Tuesday on “Transparency & Accountability” that turned out to be remarkably short on both, Google CEO Sundar Pichai took the hot seat to answer lawmakers’ concerns about big tech.

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