According to Facebook, the Russian-bought ads were seen by more than 10 million users, and many of those pages were dedicated to divisive topics such as gun control, immigration, LGBTQ rights and abortion. These posts were created by a number of fake accounts (whipped up by the Internet Research Agency), and Facebook vowed to come up with solutions to prevent something similar happening in the future.
"It is important that people understand how foreign actors tried to sow division and mistrust using Facebook before and after the 2016 USA election", Facebook said in its announcement Wednesday.
Shortly after the election a year ago, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg downplayed the significance of the issue, referring to his platform helping manipulate the election as a "pretty insane idea".
KitGuru Says: It's great that Facebook users will now have the option of unfollowing untrustworthy pages, however I am more interested in the steps it's taking to move forward instead of looking back.
Facebook's new tool for viewing propaganda ads is the latest salvo in a damage-control campaign by the company that kicked into high gear last month, when they were caught redacting references to Russian Federation from an April report on the way its platform was manipulated during the election. Blumenthal sent a letter calling on Facebook to find a way to alert its users, setting Wednesday as a deadline for the company to take action. About 29 million U.S. users saw content in their News Feeds produced by the Internet Research Agency, according to Facebook. The issue of Russian digital influence has been so troubling and potentially so widespread, Congress even called top officials from Facebook (as well as Twitter and Google) to testify in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee in October.
As part of its ongoing probe into Russian US election meddling, Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee have released a "representative sampling" of Facebook and Instagram ads allegedly purchased by Russian trolls during the US presidential campaign season.
Le mannequin Chrissy Teigen et son mari, le chanteur John Legend , ont annoncé la bonne nouvelle sur les réseaux sociaux. C'est en effet avec leur fille, Luna , âgée d'un an et demi, que la femme de John Legend a annoncé l'heureux événement.
Earlier this week, a CNN report said another woman accused Franken of inappropriately grabbing her during a photo op in 2010. He has apologized to Tweeden, and she has accepted the apology, but a handful of Democrats have called for him to resign.
On November 13, the North Korean soldier began his escape by speeding toward a bridge in a jeep at around 3:20 p.m. local time. For several minutes the driver appears to try to free the vehicle, but the wheels spin uselessly in fallen leaves.
In Barton's home state of Texas, there are so-called "revenge porn" laws that punish individuals for leaking private photos. Unlike other veteran lawmakers who have retired after their time atop influential committees has come to an end, Mr.
La scène se déroule dans le seul secteur de la "zone démilitarisée", où se font face les deux armées coréennes. Grièvement blessé , le militaire défecteur est par la suite secouru par plusieurs soldats sud-coréens.
Small businesses, like those in the village's six block shopping district, provide a friendly reprieve, she added. Also Cotton Tails Children's Boutique is rewarding customers with a $15 gift card for purchases of $100 or more.
They have the broadest impact on PC users: they allow arbitrary remote code execution and privileged information access. Intel released a detection tool to enable Windows and Linux administrators to check if their systems are vulnerable.
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Taking after the main franchise for the Nintendo DS and 3DS, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp starts small and gets progressively big. The Leaf Tickets will speed certain things up for you in-game if you don't want to wait, but they're completely optional as well.
The struggle is not over — Zimbabwe
The nationalist discourse of many independence movements, which still shapes African politics today, has little room for women. The commanders are also bona fide members of the ruling party and guarantors of Zanu-PF power .
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Il reconnaît également " avoir échoué " à insuffler une culture " de la confiance et du respect " dans ses studios. Par ailleurs, Lasseter tenterait régulièrement de mettre ses mains sur les jambes de ses collaboratrices.