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Russian ad scandal widens as Google confirms YouTube, Gmail and others

  • 15/10/2017 at 19:12 by It's a Gadget Staff
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GoogleGoogle has confirmed that they have found tens of thousands of dollars in advertising purchased by Russian operatives as part of a misinformation campaign aimed at the last election. It continues a trend first found on Facebook, where similar ads had been placed in an attempt to fan instability and strife between groups in the US.

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Facebook addresses Russian ads provoking ‘racial and social division’

  • 08/10/2017 at 15:37 by It's a Gadget Staff
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facebook bad dayAfter continued reports of Russian backed ads during the 2016 presidential election, the United States Congress has been given information on 3,000 Facebook  advertisements and hundreds of fake accounts and groups on the social platform linked to a Kremlin propaganda organization.

Facebook CEO: “Racial and Social Division”

The ads and groups in question seem to have been part of an elaborately planned disinformation campaign. Memes, visual quotes, text posts and advertisements out of gun rights, LGBT and Black Lives Matter groups were some of those named in the affidavit.

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