South Carolina News Briefing

September 21, 2018

The Plot to Subvert an Election
The New York Times
For two years, Americans have tried to absorb the details of the 2016 attack — hacked emails, social media fraud, suspected spies. The Times explores what we know and what it means.
Darren Linvill, a professor at Clemson University who has studied three million Internet Research Agency tweets, said he was “impressed with both their level of absurdist creativity and keen understanding of American psychology.”

Russia’s 2016 Twitter Campaign Was Strongly Pro-Gun, With Echoes Of The NRA
Last year Twitter notified the House Intelligence Committee about thousands of accounts it linked to the Internet Research Agency, and deleted millions of tweets associated with those accounts. But Clemson University professors Darren Linvill and Patrick Warren realized that one of Clemson’s research labs had incidentally archived the tweets.
Story picked up by multiple outlets, including: Wisconsin Public Radio, North Country Public Radio, Nevada Public Radio and KRWG   

‘What were you wearing?’: Artist at Clemson uses embroidered bras to tell #MeToo stories
Anderson Independent Mail
Senior Geneva Hutchinson took a clothesline and clothespins to Trustee Park in the middle of campus and hung up 10 bras of different sizes and colors. Each was embroidered with a phrase about sexual assault.

National Hunting and Fishing Day celebration this Saturday in Upstate
North Carolina Sportsman
National Hunting and Fishing Day is made possible by partnerships with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, Oconee County Parks and Recreation, Trout Unlimited, Clemson University Cooperative Extension, South Carolina 4-H Shooting Sports, Harry Hampton Memorial Wildlife Fund, Duke Energy and the S.C. Wildlife Federation.

SC Gov. McMaster: Farmers lost $125 million in storm
Sumter Item
Farmers are encouraged to complete Clemson’s online damage assessment form to aid officials in determining the full impact of the hurricane.
Also covered by: Fox Carolina

Feed stockpiled in Florence for animals affected by the storm
Florence County is working to get flood relief out to livestock hit hard by the storm and the flooding associated with it. The county is working with the S.C. National Guard, the Olanta Fire Department and Clemson University in the effort.


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