Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 2nd Nov 2017 09:35 UTC

As part of this week's hearings into how Russia has used social media to influence American opinion, House lawmakers released several Facebook and Instagram ads linked to Kremlin meddling online. Although lawmakers have not yet released the full cache of ads, which includes about 3,000 examples provided to Congress by Facebook, the so-far disclosed ads offer one of the closest looks yet at the Russian operation.

Some of these ads and fake accounts are quite fascinating - they're clearly designed not just to promote Trump, but also to rile up different groups - from the LGBT community to proponents of the US 2nd amendment - against each other. Oh, and also to pitch a fight between Clinton and Jesus.

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What's the point?
by arsa on Thu 2nd Nov 2017 10:26 UTC
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What's the point of posting political articles on a site supposedly related to the IT?
Let's discuss the flowers and bicycles instead. The topics seem to be relevant to Operating Systems as much as politics is, but could induce more useful discussions.

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RE: What's the point?
by Kochise on Thu 2nd Nov 2017 11:30 in reply to "What's the point?"
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Cyber attack and use of social media (who said fake news ?) to control election in a foreign country to favorite a friendly candidate.

That said, it's been US usage to do so for ages, so I find this quite amusing when it happens to them and have their own elections rigged ;)

"Come get some (democracy) !"

However it has been proven before that there's no need of foreign implication to get quite shady results (remember Bush vs. Gore ?)

Edited 2017-11-02 11:46 UTC

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