NBC News Justice and Intelligence Correspondent, based in DC. Former AP, LA Times, USA TODAY, Philly Inquirer. Williams College

Washington, DC
Joined June 2011
Meta, Facebook's parent company, announced it has discovered and shut down fake accounts originating in China ahead of the midterm elections. @KenDilanianNBC talks to Ben Nimmo, the company's global threat intelligence lead. We have what you need to know at 6:30 ET / 5:30 CT.
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NBC News Exclusive: Facebook's parent company Meta says it has removed a network of fake accounts connected to China trying to interfere in the midterm elections. @KenDilanianNBC with more on #MorningNewsNow. Watch: nbcnews.com/NOW
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Exclusive: In a new report, Facebook’s parent company Meta says it has taken down a network of fake accounts originating from China and targeting the U.S. in what could be the first known attempt at Chinese interference in the midterm elections. @KenDilanianNBC explains.
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Former U.S. intelligence contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden is granted Russian citizenship by President Vladimir Putin reut.rs/3BKafAt
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NFL hall of famer Brett Favre is under growing pressure after a new court filing revealed Favre waged “a campaign to aggressively lobby” for millions of dollars from the state welfare agency to build a volleyball facility and a football practice facility.
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Favre’s lawyer said he behaved honorably and did not know the state grants came from federal welfare funds. @kendilaniannbc has more details on the investigation.
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Brett Favre allegedly pressured then-Mississippi Gov. Bryant in 2019 for millions in taxpayer funds to build a new volleyball center, according to a court filing. Favre warned the former governor “we are not taking No for an answer,” in a text message. @KenDilanianNBC reports.
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I was overwhelmed seeing this wall at DEA headquarters this morning. It’s all people lost to Fentanyl. I sat down for an exclusive with the DEA Administrator & we talked about Rainbow Fentanyl. She calls it a marketing ploy by the cartels. More @NBCNightlyNews
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The Uber hack spotlights “the underlying causes of security breaches: current economic and political forces incentivize companies to skimp on security at the expense of both personal and national security.” nytimes.com/2022/09/26/opini…
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“In the independent film world there is a lot of weaponizing of identity politics. The film took pains to understand the culture these men came from and molded them. It does a disservice to throw away a film that a lot of people should see.” nytimes.com/2022/09/25/us/su…
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Contrary to views in some quarters, it’s no longer rare for ⁦DOJ ⁩ to charge violations of 18 USC sec. 951 in cases not involving espionage. If someone is engaged in influence activities in U.S. on behalf of a foreign gov’t, 951 will be in the mix. politico.com/newsletters/pol…
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.@KenDilanianNBC gives us a shocking update on the continued fleecing of America and the estimated $45.6 billion in pandemic unemployment fraud.
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"The big picture: Two top House Democrats have alleged that Cuffari has refused to cooperate with, and even hindered, probes into the deleted Secret Service texts, and called for him to comply with congressional demands." axios.com/2022/09/23/dhs-bid…
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