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Wed Sep 13, 2017, 11:04 AM

Locals react to reported Russian meddling in Twin Falls anti-refugee Facebook rally

TWIN FALLS — Russian operatives were involved in staging an anti-immigrant rally in Twin Falls during the 2016 presidential campaign, according to a report from The Daily Beast.

Facebook acknowledged last week that Russia has used false identities and ads to promote divisive posts on the website before and after the election. The Daily Beast reported Monday that Russian agents also used Facebook to promote protests — including a “Citizens before refugees” rally scheduled Aug. 27, 2016, in Twin Falls.

The event was hosted by “Secured Borders,” which was revealed as a Russian front earlier this year.

A Facebook spokesman told The Daily Beast that Facebook “shut down several promoted events as part of the takedown we described last week.”

Read more: http://magicvalley.com/news/local/update-locals-react-to-reported-russian-meddling-in-twin-falls/article_1b39b97a-1af3-536a-b42d-49aabe667864.html

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