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Mon Oct 30, 2017, 06:25 PM

Russian content on Facebook may have reached 126 million users far more than first disclosed, inte

Source: Washington Post

Facebook plans to tell lawmakers on Tuesday that 126 million of its users may have seen content produced and circulated by Russian operatives, many times more than what the company previously disclosed about the reach of the disinformation campaign during the 2016 presidential election, according to documents obtained by the Washington Post.

Google on Tuesday is expected to acknowledge for the first time that its platforms were also compromised, revealing that Russian trolls uploaded over a thousand videos to YouTube on 18 different channels.

The disclosures, contained in draft testimonies obtained by The Washington Post ahead of three Capitol Hill hearings this week, come as tech giants face mounting pressure to more fully investigate how Russians used their platforms to influence American voters and reveal more of their findings to the public.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/technology/2017/10/30/4509587e-bd84-11e7-97d9-bdab5a0ab381_story.html?pushid=59f7a1634069751d0000002f&tid=notifi_push_breaking-news&utm_term=.83755ce894d0

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Reply Russian content on Facebook may have reached 126 million users far more than first disclosed, inte (Original post)
Gothmog Oct 2017 OP
Loyd Oct 2017 #1
The_Casual_Observer Oct 2017 #2
BigmanPigman Oct 2017 #3
woundedkarma Oct 2017 #4
wishstar Oct 2017 #6
AntiFascist Oct 2017 #7
ancianita Oct 2017 #5
Maven Oct 2017 #8
muriel_volestrangler Oct 2017 #9
dalton99a Nov 2017 #10

Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Mon Oct 30, 2017, 06:29 PM

1. Fuck Zuck and his Shit Site!

 

If you zoom on my avatar, you'll see why I chose it.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Mon Oct 30, 2017, 06:31 PM

2. It started out as like a few dozen or some shit. I think it affected every user inone way or another

I know I saw a lot of shit.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Mon Oct 30, 2017, 06:35 PM

3. Fuckerberg is a traitor

almost as much as Manafort. Both did it for MONEY! So glad my family and I do not and never have had Facebook or Twitter.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Mon Oct 30, 2017, 06:52 PM

4. Random Thought on Russia, Trump and who would have won without collusion

 

It occurred to me a few moments ago that Trump would have won even if he didn't talk to Putin.

I'm serious.

Putin hated HRC. He wanted to get back at her very badly.

Putin wanted to hurt the USA.

If nobody from Trump's team had ever met with anyone from Russia, Putin still would have done exactly as he has done.

The real humor of the situation is Trump and team put their future freedom at risk for absolutely nothing. They would have won anyway!

Of course they'd still be in deep **** because even without the Russia issue, they've broken many other rules/laws.

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Response to woundedkarma (Reply #4)

Mon Oct 30, 2017, 07:04 PM

6. Yes, and by roping in Trump and team, Putin was promised relief from sanctions

but the inept Trump team couldn't accomplish lifting sanctions although they attempted to do that immediately upon getting into WH and are still dragging their feet on enforcing newest sanctions.

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Response to woundedkarma (Reply #4)

Mon Oct 30, 2017, 07:15 PM

7. Collusion is one thing, but Trump owed Russia for saving his company...


Trump Co might still be underwater if it wasn't for Russian real estate money laundering. As Trump Jr. stated in 2008: “We see a lot of money pouring in from Russia.”

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jul/24/jared-kushner-new-york-russia-money-laundering

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Mon Oct 30, 2017, 06:53 PM

5. My experience: I noticed something different, did a LOT of callouts and reports of bots.

I checked out the home pages of obviously provocative posts and reported or blocked them, decided not to click the Like button if they looked weird.

I picked up on this kind of invasion around 2011, dropped RT from my newsfeed three years ago.

There were times I thought Facebook was allowing manipulators, but didn't know enough to question Facebook; also, I trusted their judgment.

Maybe complaints and reports added up?

This isn't welcome news, but I won't be writing FB off because cyber threats have been pervasive in government and industry for at least ten years.

It shows the public an important lesson about tech capabilities. The Big Five -- Google, Apple, Facebook, Microsoft and Twitter -- aren't going away, and I appreciate their attempts to be more responsible for the good and welfare of their home country.

They serve important functions beyond profit, so I support their efforts to clean up their internal business model because their business missions do much good in the world.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Mon Oct 30, 2017, 07:20 PM

8. Zuckerberg is selling mind control for money.

Pure evil.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Tue Oct 31, 2017, 04:36 AM

9. Kick (nt)

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Wed Nov 1, 2017, 12:06 PM

10. Zuckerberg: "We knew nothing"

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