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Facebook will show which Russian election troll accounts you followed
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 Facebook is building out a tool to show which Facebook Pages or Instagram accounts associated with Russia’s Internet Research Agency election troll farm you Liked or followed. Launching by the end of the year as p [...]
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Trump and Clinton spent $81M on US election Facebook ads, Russian agency $46K
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 Russian information troll farm the Internert Research Agency spent just 0.05 percent as much on Facebook ads as Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump’s campaigns combined in the run-up to the 2016 U.S. presidential ele [...]
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120K Instagrams by Russian election attackers hit 20M Americans
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 Facebook detailed the extent of Russia’s election interference campaign on Instagram today during its second congressional hearing. Facebook general counsel Colin Stretch said that 120,000 posts by Russian electio [...]
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Congress grills Facebook, Twitter, Google on shells hiding election meddlers
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 How can Internet giants know that innocent-seeming US companies aren’t actually shell vehicles for malicious foreign actors to buy ads to interfere with elections? The short answer is they can’t, and that dr [...]
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Facebook and Google competed for anti-immigration ad dollars during the 2016 election
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 In a textbook illustration of the conflict of interest between Facebook and Google’s ostensible dedication to free speech and their ostensible espousal of progressive values, the internet giants reportedly took mi [...]
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Facebook’s response to Russian election interference: ‘Bad things happen’
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 Facebook has come under fire for its role in influencing the U.S. presidential election, particularly when it comes to “fake news” and Russian-sponsored ads.  When asked about this at WSJ D.Live in Laguna B [...]
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Google shuts YouTube channel implicated in Kremlin political propaganda ops
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 A YouTube channel that had been implicated in Russia disinformation operations to target the U.S. 2016 election has been taken down by Google.   <a href="https://techcrunch.com/2017/10/11/google-shuts-youtube-c [...]
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Facebook will hire 1,000 and make ads visible to fight election interference
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 Facebook today handed over to congressional investigators 3,000 ads that were bought by a Russian company to influence U.S. politics. “Many appear to exploit racial and social divisions and exploit ugly stereotype [...]
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Crunch Report | Facebook Fixing Its Election Ads Problem
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GM is hoping to have 20 new electric vehicles by 2023, Uber is partnering with Westfield Malls to offer pick-up spots and lounges and Facebook is hiring 1,000 more people to help combat election ad interference. All this on C [...]
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