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Craig Timberg

Russians Play On Divisions, Post’s Timberg Tells Crowd

Russians Play On Divisions,

Post’s Timberg Tells Crowd

Russians meddlers in the 2016 U.S. elections played up racial, ethnic and other divisions among Americans, recirculating articles from major newspapers that highlighted those issues, the Washington Post’s Craig Timberg, who summers near Cherry Valley, told an SRO crowd this evening in Cooperstown Village Hall.  A Pulitzer Prize winner, Timberg said many details about the Russian’s interference and its extent are still unclear to reporters – 20 at the Washington Post – who are working on the story full time.  Here he fields a question from Patty MacLeish of Cooperstown.  Timberg, son-in-law of Ed and Joan Badgley of Cooperstown, spoke on the topic, “Russian Disinformation: Will it Happen Again?”  The talk was sponsored by the Friends of the Village Library.  (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, AUGUST 13
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, AUGUST 13

Glimmerglass Festival Musicians

Perform At Pierstown Grange

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CONCERT – 7:30 p.m. Annual Florence High Memorial Chamber Music Concert features musicians from Glimmerglass Festival performing works by Beethoven, Brahms, Paganini, more. Free, open to public. Pierstown Grange, 137 Wedderspoon Hollow Road, Cooperstown. 607- 264-3069.

LECTURE – 7 p.m. Craig Timberg presents “Russian Disinformation: Will it Happen Again” on threat of Russian interference in future elections, efforts by NSA, social media to prevent future meddling, more. Cooperstown Village Library. www.facebook.com/VillageLibraryOfCooperstown/

Pulitzer-Winning Journalist Explores: Will Russian Meddling Happen Again?

Pulitzer-Winning Journalist Explores:

Will Russian Meddling Happen Again?

Craig Timberg

COOPERSTOWN – Craig Timberg, a Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist for the Washington Post, will be speaking on “Russian Disinformation: Will it Happen Again?” at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13, at the Village Meeting Room, sponsored by the Friends of the Village Library.  The lecture is free.

Timberg, who lately has been reporting on Russian interference in the 2016 election, has been with the Washington Post since 1998 as reporter, editor and foreign correspondent. Drawing from his experiences as Africa correspondent he co-authored the book “Tinderbox: How the West Sparked the AIDS Epidemic and How the World Can Finally Overcome it.”

He is a son-in-law of Ed and Joan Badgley of Cooperstown.

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