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Business Insider, Oct. 13, 2017
Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg just hinted that Russian-bought ads could be fair game
While it is illegal for a foreign government or entity to spend money on political ads in an attempt to sway a US election, “there is no doubt disagreement over which ads are covered by the prohibition,” said election law and campaign finance expert Rick Hasen. “At the least, ads that contain express advocacy (such as ads saying ‘Vote for Stein,’ as is alleged to be within the group of Facebook ads), would be illegal,” said Hasen, a professor of law and political science at the University of California, Irvine.

Forbes, Oct. 13, 2017
Boomers: What’s Your American Dream Story?
Research by Paul Piff, an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology and Social Behavior at the University of California Irvine, and Angela Robinson, a Ph.D. student there, have found that people who experience more advantages in their lives are less likely to recognize how external factors (like the state of the economy, their race and gender, a stable home life and the presence of loving parents and mentors) shape people’s lives.

Daily Mail, Oct. 11, 2017
Fears of sea level rise after the discovery of ‘upside-down canyons’ that are destabilising a key Antarctic ice shelf
A study by NASA and the University of California, Irvine revealed the barren region was hemorrhaging ice at a rate triple that of a decade before. ‘The mass loss of these glaciers is increasing at an amazing rate,’ said scientist Isabella Velicogna, jointly of the University of California, Irvine and Nasa’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

The American Prospect, Oct. 13, 2017
Baby Money: Can Cash Allowances Help Young Brains Grow?
That’s the idea behind a groundbreaking study conceived by Greg J. Duncan, an economist at University of California, Irvine, who studies the relationship between family income and children’s achievement and attainment as adults. Already five years into the work, Duncan and the team of three social scientists and one neuroscientist he has assembled hope to begin recruiting subjects next year.

SFGate, Oct. 12, 2017
2 progressives may compete in effort to unseat Dianne Feinstein
“Money and connections” are the differences between them, said Louis DeSipio, a professor of political science and Chicano/Latino Studies at UC Irvine. “De León has connections inside the state, but not a broad network outside the state. He would be at a financial disadvantage.”

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