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Facebook purges more than 500 Russian-led disinformation pages


Facebook is purging Russian propaganda.  A new Russian capability is also confirmed.  Sputnik is now performing work previously done by the Russian troll farm in St. Petersburg, creating fake pages, networks and buying fake political ads.  </end editorial> Facebook continues to play whac-a-mole with propagandists. Daniel Cooper, @danielwcooper “Coordinated Inauthentic Behavior” is such an anodyne way… Continue reading Facebook purges more than 500 Russian-led disinformation pages

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D.C. attorney general sues Facebook over alleged privacy violations from Cambridge Analytica scandal


Much of this is a result of Dr. Emma Briant’s submissions to investigative bodies in both the US and the UK, Cambridge Analytica and SCL – how I peered inside the propaganda machine. </end editorial> By Tony Romm, Craig Timberg, Aaron C. Davis December 19, 2018 at 12:03 PM The attorney general for the District of Columbia filed a… Continue reading D.C. attorney general sues Facebook over alleged privacy violations from Cambridge Analytica scandal

Facebook · Information operations · Information Warfare · Myanmar

Facebook Admits Platform Used to Incite Hate Attacks in Myanmar


Facebook report available here. </end editorial> By Jason Koutsoukis November 6, 2018, 10:21 PM EST Company found its platforms used to incite violence in country  In war-torn Myanmar, Facebook so popular it ‘is the internet’ A report commissioned by Facebook Inc. it found its platforms were used to incite violence in Myanmar, helping organized groups to conduct sectarian… Continue reading Facebook Admits Platform Used to Incite Hate Attacks in Myanmar

Facebook · Information operations · Information Warfare · Iran

Facebook finds evidence of Iranian disinformation campaign


BY ALI BRELAND – 10/26/18  Facebook has discovered Iranian disinformation activity on its platform and is working to reduce its impact. The company’s head of cybersecurity, Nathaniel Gleicher, revealed Friday that Facebook had removed 82 pages, accounts and groups that engaged in “coordinated inauthentic behavior.” Roughly 1 million accounts followed those pages, with another 25,000 accounts joining at… Continue reading Facebook finds evidence of Iranian disinformation campaign

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Revealed: Facebook’s internal rulebook on sex, terrorism and violence


Nick Hopkins Sun 21 May 2017 13.00 EDT Leaked policies guiding moderators on what content to allow are likely to fuel debate about social media giant’s ethics Facebook’s secret rules and guidelines for deciding what its 2 billion users can post on the site are revealed for the first time in a Guardian investigation that will fuel… Continue reading Revealed: Facebook’s internal rulebook on sex, terrorism and violence

Facebook · Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

An Update On Information Operations On Facebook


By Alex Stamos, Chief Security Officer There have been a lot of questions since the 2016 US election about Russian interference in the electoral process. In April we published a white paper that outlined our understanding of organized attempts to misuse our platform. One question that has emerged is whether there’s a connection between the Russian efforts and… Continue reading An Update On Information Operations On Facebook

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Thousands attended protest organized by Russians on Facebook


BY ALI BRELAND – 10/31/17 01:15 PM EDT Thousands of Americans attended a march last November organized by a Russian group that used social media to interfere in the 2016 election. The demonstration in New York City, which took place a few days after the election, appears to be the largest and most successful known effort to date pulled off by Russian-linked groups… Continue reading Thousands attended protest organized by Russians on Facebook