Facebook Pulls Ads from New Covert Campaign
Posted by Mary Catherine Dunphy (+2900) 2 years ago
"Facebook says it found new covert campaign to spread divisive political messages: Facebook said Tuesday it had uncovered a new covert campaign to spread divisive political messages on its social network" by y David Ingram, Alyssa Newcomb, Mike Memoli and Marianna Sotomayor, nbcnews.com, July 31, 2018


"Facebook Identifies an Active Political Influence Campaign Using Fake Accounts" by Nicholas Fandos and Kevin Roose, New York Times, July 31, 2018


"Facebook says it has uncovered a coordinated disinformation operation ahead of the 2018 midterm elections" by Elizabeth Dwoskin and Tony Romm, Washington Post, July 31, 2018


"Facebook Pulls Fake Accounts That Mimic Russian Tactics Ahead of Election: The social-media giant says it has removed 32 accounts for ‘inauthentic behavior’ but hasn’t identified who is behind the accounts" by Robert McMillan and Deepa Seetharaman, Wall Street Journal, July 31, 2018

Posted by Mary Catherine Dunphy (+2900) 2 years ago
Also, there's this not-very-comforting real news from Russia:

Sergey Lavrov said Moscow would be "provided with information about the schemes harbored by the militaries of both the U.S. and other Western countries against the Russian Federation."

"Russia Says It Will Know of U.S. Military Plans Before They Happen" by Tom O'Connor, newsweek.com, July 30, 2018

Posted by Mary Catherine Dunphy (+2900) 2 years ago
"Dems Suspect Russia in New Facebook Influence Operation" by Morgan Chalfant, msn.com, July 31, 2018

Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+16559) 2 years ago
Is it any surprise that the Russians place ads on Facebook, that Snowy laps up like a pig at a trough? No.