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Facebook Says Staff At Russian News Agency Sptnik Have Been Creating Fake Accounts

Facebook Says Staff At Russian News Agency Sptnik Have Been Creating Fake Accounts

Facebook says it's pulled hundreds of pages and accounts linked to employees of Russian state-owned news agency Sputnik. The 289 pages and 75 accounts ...
Facebook finds and kills another 512 Kremlin-linked fake accounts

Facebook finds and kills another 512 Kremlin-linked fake accounts

In a blog post today the company reveals another tranche of Kremlin-linked fake activity — saying it’s removed a total of 471 Facebook pages and accou ...
TikTok’s quietly launched ‘Lite’ app has reached over 12 million downloads since August

TikTok’s quietly launched ‘Lite’ app has reached over 12 million downloads since August

Facebook and Snapchat have been hastily trying to copy TikTok’s features as a result. A part of TikTok’s ambitious global expansion plan has been its ...
American Campaigning Is Already Copying Russian Influence Tactics ‘For Research’

American Campaigning Is Already Copying Russian Influence Tactics ‘For Research’

As Russian-mimicking misinformation campaigns come more forcefully into American politics, complete with fake accounts spreading “fake news,” what doe ...
We dumped social media stocks, it’s ‘time for them to pay’ for harm done to the country: Money manager

We dumped social media stocks, it’s ‘time for them to pay’ for harm done to the country: Money manager

Social media companies were "willfully blind" to Russia's misinformation campaign undermining the 2016 U.S. election and it's time to dump stocks in t ...
Russian Troll Farms Are Still Using Social Media To Meddle In U.S Politics

Russian Troll Farms Are Still Using Social Media To Meddle In U.S Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Russia’s sweeping political disinformation campaign on U.S. social media was more far-reaching than originally thought, with troll f ...
How Russia’s online influence campaign engaged with millions for years

How Russia’s online influence campaign engaged with millions for years

The Oxford researchers better quantify the engagement, on Facebook first, with more specific and consequential numbers. For instance, in 2016 and 2017 ...
Russian Social Media Amassed Millions Of Followers In Support Of Trump: Reports

Russian Social Media Amassed Millions Of Followers In Support Of Trump: Reports

Both reports, commissioned by the Senate Intelligence Committee, essentially confirm various findings in the two years since Donald Trump was elected ...
Twitter suspends account impersonating Russian president Putin

Twitter suspends account impersonating Russian president Putin

The social media platform said it had suspended @putinRF_eng "for impersonation based on a valid report we received from Russian officials". The accou ...
Trump Takes To Twitter Again To Defend Trump Tower Moscow Talks

Trump Takes To Twitter Again To Defend Trump Tower Moscow Talks

He says he lied to Congress, covering up Trump Organization talks about a proposed Trump Tower Moscow. These talks continued even as Russia was moving ...
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