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4.18.19

How Russian trolls screwed with America, according to the Mueller report

Russian Internet trolls persuaded gullible Americans to do things like walk around New York City dressed as Santa Claus with a Trump mask on.

12.17.18

Russian trolls tried to use Pokemon Go and “LGBT-positive sex toys” to tip the 2016 election

“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.”

11.6.18

Facebook is still blocking “suspicious” accounts hours before the polls open

The company said it needed more time to ascertain whether the accounts are linked to the Internet Research Agency.

8.3.18

How Real Activists Learned Facebook Was Deleting Their Protest Page for ‘Inauthentic Behavior’

Facebook’s definition of "authentic" is complicated because disinformation campaigns are complicated.

7.31.18

These Are the Pages Facebook Says Are Part of a ‘Coordinated’ Effort to Influence the Midterm Elections

Facebook has removed 32 accounts and pages for “inauthentic behavior” tied to the “Unite the Right 2" rally next month in Washington, DC.

5.11.18

Bot or not: Can you tell which memes came straight from Russian trolls?

These Russian Facebook ads and good, old American memes look mighty similar.

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4.3.18

Facebook Deletes Hundreds of Accounts Controlled By Russian Propagandists

It took Facebook "months" to identify Internet Research Agency activity on the website.

3.6.18

Reddit admits it had a Russian troll problem during the election

Content produced by accounts now known to be Russian trolls was shared by Trump supporters on subreddits such as r/The_Donald.

3.5.18

Reddit Says It Removed Hundreds of Suspected Russia-Linked Accounts

The website's CEO, Steve Huffman, admitted that Reddit was subject to 2016 election propaganda.

11.1.17

Here Are 14 Facebook and Instagram Ads that Russian Trolls Bought to Divide Americans

Lawmakers released some ads purchased on Facebook and Instagram by Russian government-linked entities.