Facebook · Information operations · Information Warfare

Facebook Is Still In Denial About Fake News


October 31, 2017, 1:42 PM EDT Mark Zuckerberg’s company is trying to tell Congress—and the American public—that its ads are not especially effective. By Max Chafkin This afternoon—after months of deflections and evasions and many paeans about the power of community—Facebook will attempt to explain itself to lawmakers. The company’s general counsel, Colin Stretch, will… Continue reading Facebook Is Still In Denial About Fake News

Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

What Facebook Did to American Democracy


For the most part, this article really does a really good job of describing the role Facebook played in US 2016 election information fiasco.  There are a few parts with which I vehemently disagree, but I know the authors only talked to a limited number of sources, mostly mainstream sources.  Their sources for what Russia… Continue reading What Facebook Did to American Democracy

Facebook · Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

Facebook reportedly cut Russia from election meddling report


Facebook whittled down a public report on election meddling to remove mentions to Russia, The Wall Street Journal reports. BY STEVEN MUSIL OCTOBER 5, 2017 7:32 PM PDT Facebook removed all references to Russia from a public report in April concerning manipulation of its platform during the 2016 presidential election, according to a The Wall Street Journal report Thursday. Mentions… Continue reading Facebook reportedly cut Russia from election meddling report

Facebook · Information operations · Information Warfare · LinkedIn · Russia · Ukraine

Zuckerberg Blew Off Russian Troll Warnings Before the Attack on America


Facebook does not appear alone in this apparent pro-Russian, anti-Ukraine bias. I received the same treatment from LinkedIn and am still currently “permanently restricted” from using their services. I am quite certain Russian trolls, bots, and others helped pile on the complaints, emails, and other means of reporting the ‘offending’ Ukrainians.  When faced with overwhelming… Continue reading Zuckerberg Blew Off Russian Troll Warnings Before the Attack on America

Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia · Ukraine

Russia / Strategy Media Update (317) – 26 September 2017


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. I was completely blown away by the amount of imagery available that clearly shows North Korean air defenses.  At one point, when the Sturmgewehr was discovered on the Kalashnikov statue, I was going to do an ‘exposè’ on the obvious ripoff of Schmeisser’s design. Besides, he was captured by the… Continue reading Russia / Strategy Media Update (317) – 26 September 2017

Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

Facebook Is Still Hiding Crucial Russia Intel From the Public


Fake news, bogus accounts, Kremlin-sponsored trolls—and little transparency. AJ VICENS SEP. 13, 2017 3:10 PM Facebook is feeling the heat this week as further details emerge on Russia’s use of its platform to monkeywrench America’s electoral process—the sowing of disinformation and political discord via six-figure ad buys, fake events pages, and Kremlin-sponsored trolling operations. On Tuesday, the leaders of the… Continue reading Facebook Is Still Hiding Crucial Russia Intel From the Public

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Facebook held a special breakfast for drug marketers about recruiting people for clinical trials


Facebook brought drug marketers together to educate them on targeting consumers. The company is going after an industry that’s rapidly increasing its digital ad spending. Christina Farr | @chrissyfarr Published 7:49 PM ET Thu, 7 Sept 2017  | Updated 7:15 PM ET Fri, 8 Sept 2017CNBC.com Kay Nietfeld | AFP | Getty Images Facebook’s ad sales team is… Continue reading Facebook held a special breakfast for drug marketers about recruiting people for clinical trials