The Firing Of A US District Attorney In New York, Facebook Groups And The Spread Of Disinformation, Trump Administration To Suspend Some Work Visas

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Attorney General William Barr speaks during a roundtable discussion with President Donald Trump and law enforcement officials, Monday, June 8, 2020, at the White House in Washington. AP Photo/Patrick Semansky

A former federal prosecutor looks back with us at this weekend’s events around the political firing of a U.S. Attorney in New York. Then we explore the concept of Facebook groups assisting the spread of false and disruptive information. And we discuss the Trump administration’s action to suspend certain work visa programs with an immigration expert.

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  • Trump Administration Fires Another US Attorney In Powerful Manhattan District

    Attorney General William Barr removed the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York over the weekend. A former federal prosecutor joins us to talk about the political pressure at play, and what the firing could mean for the office’s ongoing investigations into associates of President Trump.

  • How Facebook Groups Became A Launch Pad For Online Misinformation

    Facebook groups were designed for people to share their mutual interests without a lot of outside interference. Those features also make them well suited to spreading misinformation on political and social issues. We discuss what’s flowing out of these groups and how Facebook is responding.

  • Trump Administration Imposing New Work Visa Restrictions

    The Trump Administration announced it will suspend the country’s H-1B and other temporary work visa programs through the end of the year. We talk to an immigration expert about this and other news.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • J. Carlisle Larsen Producer
  • Frank Tuerkheimer Guest
  • Cindy Otis Guest
  • Nina Jankowicz Guest
  • Alise Coen Guest
  • Michele Gerard Good Technical Director

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