Internet Research Agency
Russian Internet trolls persuaded gullible Americans to do things like walk around New York City dressed as Santa Claus with a Trump mask on.
“The breadth of the attack included games, browser extensions, and music apps created by the IRA and pushed to targeted groups, including U.S. teenagers.”
The company said it needed more time to ascertain whether the accounts are linked to the Internet Research Agency.
Facebook’s definition of "authentic" is complicated because disinformation campaigns are complicated.
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Facebook has removed 32 accounts and pages for “inauthentic behavior” tied to the “Unite the Right 2" rally next month in Washington, DC.
These Russian Facebook ads and good, old American memes look mighty similar.
It took Facebook "months" to identify Internet Research Agency activity on the website.
Content produced by accounts now known to be Russian trolls was shared by Trump supporters on subreddits such as r/The_Donald.
The website's CEO, Steve Huffman, admitted that Reddit was subject to 2016 election propaganda.
Lawmakers released some ads purchased on Facebook and Instagram by Russian government-linked entities.