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Washington Post: Twitter to tell 677,000 users they were had by the Russians. Some signs show the problem continues.

Washington Post: Twitter to tell 677,000 users they were had by the Russians. Some signs show the problem continues.. “Twitter says it will notify nearly 700,000 users who interacted with accounts the company has identified as potential pieces of a propaganda effort by the Russian government during the 2016 presidential election. 38 more words

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NBC News: Monitoring fake news was never a priority, says ex-Facebook worker

NBC News: Monitoring fake news was never a priority, says ex-Facebook worker. “Facebook’s team of content reviewers focused mainly on violence and pornography, making it ‘incredibly easy’ for Russian trolls to fly under the radar with their fake news, according to a former Facebook content monitor who worked at the social network for eight months in the lead-up to the 2016 U.S. 20 more words

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Bloomberg: Twitter to Alert Users Who May Have Seen Russian-Linked Content

Bloomberg: Twitter to Alert Users Who May Have Seen Russian-Linked Content. “Twitter Inc. will inform users who may have seen posts covertly crafted by Russians during the 2016 presidential campaign, the company’s director of U.S. 7 more words

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Business Insider: Facebook is finally investigating whether Russia interfered with the Brexit vote

Business Insider: Facebook is finally investigating whether Russia interfered with the Brexit vote. “Facebook is finally launching a standalone investigation into whether Russian groups used its platform to spread misinformation in the run-up to the Brexit vote in 2016. 27 more words

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BuzzFeed: In October, Twitter Promised An Ad Transparency Center In 'Coming Weeks.' Where Is It?

BuzzFeed: In October, Twitter Promised An Ad Transparency Center In ‘Coming Weeks.’ Where Is It?. “In October 2017, as Congress probed Russia’s suspected manipulation of Twitter’s platform, the company pledged to within weeks establish an ‘industry-leading transparency center’ that would provide visibility into political and issues-based ads. 12 more words

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Bloomberg: FBI Task Force to Expose Russian Social Media Manipulation

Bloomberg: FBI Task Force to Expose Russian Social Media Manipulation. “The FBI plans to alert U.S. companies and the public about efforts by Russia or other nations to use disinformation and social media manipulation to interfere in upcoming elections, while being careful not to upset free speech and constitutional rights, a top law enforcement official said. 39 more words

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Axios: Twitter misses deadline to answer Senate Intel's Russia questions

Axios: Twitter misses deadline to answer Senate Intel’s Russia questions. “Twitter missed a Monday deadline to respond to written questions from the Senate Intelligence Committee about Russian online interference in the election, the panel’s top Democrat said on Tuesday.”

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