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Wired: How Russian Facebook Ads Divided And Targeted US Voters Before The 2016 Election

Wired: How Russian Facebook Ads Divided And Targeted US Voters Before The 2016 Election. “WHEN YOUNG MIE Kim began studying political ads on Facebook in August of 2016—while Hillary Clinton was still leading the polls— few people had ever heard of the Russian propaganda group, Internet Research Agency. 70 more words

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The Guardian: Facebook and Cambridge Analytica face class action lawsuit

The Guardian: Facebook and Cambridge Analytica face class action lawsuit. “British and US lawyers have launched a joint class action against Facebook, Cambridge Analytica and two other companies for allegedly misusing the personal data of more than 71 million people. 25 more words

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EurekAlert: RAND identifies new strategies for countering Russian social media

EurekAlert: RAND identifies new strategies for countering Russian social media . “A new RAND Corporation report finds that Russia is waging a social media campaign in the Baltics, Ukraine and nearby states to sow dissent against neighboring governments, as well as NATO and the European Union. 50 more words

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CNET: Twitter, like Facebook, says political ads need regulation

CNET: Twitter, like Facebook, says political ads need regulation. “Twitter is the latest online company to support a proposed law to regulate political ads amid growing public pressure after revelations of Russian meddling in the 2016 US elections. 43 more words

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TechCrunch: Facebook shut down Russian APT28 trolls before the 2016 U.S. election

TechCrunch: Facebook shut down Russian APT28 trolls before the 2016 U.S. election. “The most interesting part of Mark Zuckerberg’s prepared testimony for Congress that was released today shows that Facebook has been fighting Russian election interference since before the 2016 U.S. 36 more words

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Nieman Lab: Facebook and Twitter are opening up a bit to academic researchers, so platforms “can make better decisions”

Nieman Lab: Facebook and Twitter are opening up a bit to academic researchers, so platforms “can make better decisions”. “Facebook announced on Monday, ahead of CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s appearance before Congress on Wednesday, that it plans to give a limited group of soon-to-be determined academics some access to Facebook data as needed, with a research emphasis on how Facebook influences elections in different countries around the word.”

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