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Sat Mar 30, 2019, 08:53 AM

In Ukraine, Russia Tests a New Facebook Tactic in Election Tampering

Campaigning for Ukraine’s presidential election had just begun to heat up when the authorities announced they had thwarted a Russian plot to use Facebook to undermine the vote.

Unlike the 2016 interference in the United States, which centered on fake Facebook pages created by Russians in faraway St. Petersburg, the operation in Ukraine this year had a clever twist. It tried to circumvent Facebook’s new safeguards by paying Ukrainian citizens to give a Russian agent access to their personal pages.

In a video confession published by the S.B.U., Ukraine’s domestic intelligence service, a man it identified as the Russian agent said that he resided in Kiev, Ukraine’s capital, and that his Russian handlers had ordered him “to find people in Ukraine on Facebook who wanted to sell their accounts or temporarily rent them out.”

“As I learned,” said the man, who was not identified by name, “their goal was to use those accounts to publish political ads or to plant fake articles.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/29/world/europe/ukraine-russia-election-tampering-propaganda.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share



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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Mar 30, 2019, 09:12 AM

1. There once was poll in Russia that found out that 20% would sell their vote.

https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2016/08/22/one-fifth-of-russians-ready-to-sell-their-votes-a55058

The Levada-center is currently facing massive pressure from the Kremlin because its polls contradict government propaganda.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Levada_Center#Foreign_agent_law_and_prosecution

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Mar 30, 2019, 09:47 AM

2. And still people use facebook. It's like sticking a fork in your own eye, except it screws the rest

of us too.

It's a freaking scourge.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Apr 6, 2019, 08:31 PM

3. Kick

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