Exclusive: Russia Used Facebook Events to Organize Anti-Immigrant Rallies on U.S. Soil


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Russian operatives hiding behind false identities used Facebook’s event-management tool to remotely organize and promote political protests in the U.S., including an August 2016 anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim rally in Idaho, The Daily Beast has learned.
A Facebook spokesperson confirmed to The Daily Beast that the social-media giant “shut down several promoted events as part of the takedown we described last week.” The company declined to elaborate, except to confirm that the events were promoted with paid ads. (This is the first time the social-media giant has publicly acknowledged the existence of such events.)
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10 weeks ago by Weaverbird
RT : Russia Used Facebook Events to Organize Anti-Immigrant Rallies on U.S. Soil (cmts )
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10 weeks ago by smith
Russia-linked accounts used promoted Facebook Events to organize anti-immigrant protests in US in 2016; company confirms it shut down several promoted events
10 weeks ago by joeo10
Russian operatives hiding behind false identities used Facebook’s event management tool to remotely organize and promote political protests in the U.S., including an August 2016 anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim rally in Idaho, The Daily Beast has learned.
A Facebook spokesperson confirmed to the Daily Beast that the social-media giant “shut down several promoted events as part of the takedown we described last week.” The company declined to elaborate, except to confirm that the events were promoted with paid ads. (This is the first time the social media giant has publicly acknowledged the existence of such events.)
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10 weeks ago by dancall
exclusive Pushing fake news was just one component of the Russian campaign to shape American minds. Part two: organizing anti-immigrant events echoing themes…
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10 weeks ago by AramZS
Exclusive: Russia Used Facebook Events to Organize Anti-Immigrant Rallies on U.S. Soil
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10 weeks ago by joechin
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10 weeks ago by LibrariesVal
exclusive Pushing fake news was just one component of the Russian campaign to shape American minds. Part two: organizing anti-immigrant events echoing themes…
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10 weeks ago by kohlmannj
Russian operatives hiding behind false identities used Facebook’s event management tool to remotely organize and promote political protests in the U.S., including an August 2016 anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim rally in Idaho, The Daily Beast has learned. via Pocket
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10 weeks ago by Buffalo_Goku
"The first indication that the Kremlin’s attempts to shape America’s political discourse moved beyond fake news"
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10 weeks ago by andriak
RT : Russia used Facebook to create anti-immigration events based off reporting from Breitbart, InfoWars, & WorldNetDaily
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10 weeks ago by stealingsand
Sorry to keep y'all waiting.
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10 weeks ago by TracyWMeyer
EXCLUSIVE: Russians used Facebook to organize anti-immigrant rallies on U.S. soil.
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10 weeks ago by girma