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Facebook takes down data and thousands of posts, obscuring reach of Russian disinformation

Facebook takes down data and thousands of posts, obscuring reach of Russian disinformation.....»»

Category: topSource: washpostOct 12th, 2017

Facebook Users Were Unwitting Targets of Russia-Backed Scheme

Facebook accounts linked to Russian operatives amassed hundreds of thousands of followers the past couple of years with posts, ads and events that stoked strong emotions over issues including race and immigration......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjOct 13th, 2017

Facebook scrubbed potentially damning Russia data before researchers could analyze it further

Getty Facebook scrubbed thousands of posts shared.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderOct 12th, 2017

New data shows that Russian propaganda may have been shared billions of times on Facebook

Yuri Kadobnov/Pool/ReutersA Columbia University social media analyst has published his findings about the reach and engagement achieved by Russia-linked Facebook pages during the 2016 election. The resea.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderOct 5th, 2017

US Protesters ‘Duped’ Into Working for Russians

US Protesters ‘Duped’ Into Working for Russians $FB Tuesday, it was reported by the Russian new outlet RBC that the Kremlin-linked “troll farm” that placed thousands of ads on Facebook i.....»»

Category: topSource: livetradingnewsOct 19th, 2017

Russian-linked site targeted black Americans

A group linked to the Russian troll farm behind thousands of fake Facebook ads paid personal trainers in New York, .....»»

Category: videoSource: cnnOct 18th, 2017

Here"s how easy it is for anyone — including Russian operatives — to target you with ads on Facebook

Jonathan Ernst/Reuters Three media agencies modeled the cost of using Facebook to reach voters in Wisconsin and Michigan with the intention of swaying their vote.  The estimates range from as little as $50,000 for issue.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderOct 12th, 2017

Now Google Finds Trace Of Russian Bought Ads On YouTube, Gmail [REPORT]

After Facebook and Twitter, Google has now reportedly come up with similar findings when it comes to Russian-bought ads on its platforms. Google found Russian operative purchased ads worth tens of thousands of dollars on YouTube, Google search, Gmai.....»»

Category: blogSource: valuewalkOct 9th, 2017

Google uncovers Russian-bought ads

Google found tens of thousands of dollars were spent on ads by Russian agents who aimed to spread disinformation across Google's platforms......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralOct 9th, 2017

One Day After Historic Saudi-Russian Summit, US Suspends Military Exercises With "Arab Allies"

Russia no longer even has to lift a finger (or buy a few thousands dollars worth of Facebook ads) to steal influence from the US in key geopolitical .....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeOct 6th, 2017

Report: Facebook users may have shared Russian propaganda hundreds of millions of times (Video)

Russian propaganda on Facebook may have been shared hundreds of millions of times, according to new data. Jonathan Albright, a social media analyst and head of Columbia's Tow Center for Digital Journalism, published research on Thursday regarding th.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsOct 6th, 2017

Russia Military Bans Facebook As Solders" Battlefield Selfies Reveal Secret Locations

Social media posts of Russian troops tagged in Syria and Ukraine caused mass uproar when Moscow denied its forces were in either country......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekOct 5th, 2017

Facebook Surrenders Russian-Linked Influence Ads To Congress

Facebook turned over thousands of ads it said ran from 2015 to 2017 and vowed to change its policies to make its service tougher to use again for such interference......»»

Category: topSource: nprOct 2nd, 2017

Facebook, Under Scrutiny for Russia-Backed Ads, Plans to Add 1,000 Reviewers

Facebook, on the defensive as it hands over data on Russian-backed ads on its platform, said it plans to add 1,000 new workers to review ads even though it will count mostly on users to flag questionable ads......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjOct 2nd, 2017

Facebook will send thousands of ads bought by Russian operatives to Congress on Monday

Facebook will send thousands of ads bought by Russian operatives to Congress on Monday.....»»

Category: topSource: washpostOct 1st, 2017

Russia Threatens To Ban Facebook

Nearly a year after Russia blocked career-focused social network LinkedIn, Russian telecom authorities are threatening to block Facebook unless the company complies with the country’s laws governing data storage, according.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeSep 28th, 2017

Exclusive: Russian-bought Black Lives Matter ad on Facebook targeted Baltimore and Ferguson

At least one of the Facebook ads bought by Russians during the 2016 presidential campaign referenced Black Lives Matter and was specifically targeted to reach audiences in Ferguson, Missouri and Baltimore, sources with knowledge of the ads told CNN......»»

Category: topSource: moneySep 27th, 2017

Facebook Removed ‘Tens of Thousands of Fake Accounts’ for German Election

The update comes after Russian interference reportedly influenced the U.S. presidential election. Facebook released an update on its effort to protect the 2017 German federal elect.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneSep 27th, 2017

Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) Russia To Ban Facebook?

Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) Russia To Ban Facebook? Russia will block access to Facebook next year unless the social network complies with a law that requires websites which store the personal data of Russian citiz.....»»

Category: topSource: livetradingnewsSep 27th, 2017

Russia is threatening to block Facebook if it doesn"t store user information in the country (FB)

Pool/Yuri Kadobnov via ReutersRussia will block access to Facebook next year unless the social network complies with a law that requires websites which store the personal data of Russian citizens to do so on Rus.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderSep 26th, 2017

How to Regulate Facebook Like a Broadcaster

More fallout from Russian agents buying ads on the social network. Russian agents paid to promote thousands of Facebook accounts in a bid to poison the U.S. political system with propa.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneSep 25th, 2017