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Facebook says Russia did try to meddle in Brexit vote

rofl libs wont rest Facebook says Russia did try to medd...
Non sequitur
  11/14/17
Every powerful country "influences" every other co...
Buck "The Club" Paulette
  11/14/17
NO! RUSSIA! TRUMP! BIGOTRY!
Non sequitur
  11/14/17
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Don Kihote
  11/14/17
this. also, basically any time someone from Russia makes...
michael CharlesXIIikoff
  11/14/17
Didn't read the article but I'm assuming from the title tha...
.......,,,,,,,,
  11/14/17
lol at you. "hacking elections" in 2017 means spen...
.;:..;:;.:.;.,,,.,.:,.;;,;;;..;,
  11/14/17


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Date: November 14th, 2017 12:00 PM
Author: Non sequitur

rofl libs wont rest

Facebook says Russia did try to meddle in Brexit vote

Posted 1 hour ago by Natasha Lomas (@riptari)

BuzzFeed has obtained a statement from Facebook in which the tech giant admits, for the first time, that some Russia-linked accounts may have used its platform to try to interfere in the UK’s European Union referendum vote in June 2016.

Which means Russian agents weren’t just using Facebook to meddle in the 2016 US presidential election, and in other recent elections in the West — such as those in France and Germany.

Elections are of course a huge deal but the result can at least be reversed at the ballot box in time. The in/out Brexit referendum in the UK was no such standard vote. And there is no standard process for reversing the result.

So if Kremlin agents also used Facebook to influence people in the UK to vote for Brexit that would be hugely significant — and further evidence that social media’s connective tissue can be used to drive and enflame societal divisions.

“To date, we have not observed that the known, coordinated clusters in Russia engaged in significant coordination of ad buys or political misinformation targeting the Brexit vote,” a Facebook spokesperson told BuzzFeed in a carefully worded statement.

Which begs the question how much Russian Facebook activity did target the Brexit vote? We asked Facebook how many socially divisive Russian-backed ads ran before Brexit. Facebook declined to comment.

While its claim not to have found “significant coordination” of Russian activity ahead of the Brexit vote might sound like ‘case closed’ on the EU referendum front, the company has consistently sought to play down the impact of Facebook-distributed Russian misinformation — with CEO Mark Zuckerberg initially describing it as a “pretty crazy idea” that fake news could have influenced voters in the US election.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3797005&forum_id=2#34684596)



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Date: November 14th, 2017 12:01 PM
Author: Buck "The Club" Paulette

Every powerful country "influences" every other country's elections to some degree and always has.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3797005&forum_id=2#34684603)



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Date: November 14th, 2017 12:02 PM
Author: Non sequitur

NO! RUSSIA! TRUMP! BIGOTRY!

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3797005&forum_id=2#34684609)



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Date: November 14th, 2017 12:03 PM
Author: Don Kihote



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3797005&forum_id=2#34684619)



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Date: November 14th, 2017 12:06 PM
Author: michael CharlesXIIikoff

this.

also, basically any time someone from Russia makes political posts about a country, this shit is going to come out. LMAO

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3797005&forum_id=2#34684647)



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Date: November 14th, 2017 12:13 PM
Author: .......,,,,,,,,

Didn't read the article but I'm assuming from the title that Russia literally hacked into voting machines and changed votes from Hillary to Trump. Why else would libs be freaking out like this?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3797005&forum_id=2#34684712)



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Date: November 14th, 2017 12:13 PM
Author: .;:..;:;.:.;.,,,.,.:,.;;,;;;..;,


lol at you. "hacking elections" in 2017 means spending $50K in ads and Pokémon Go

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3797005&forum_id=2#34684722)