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Wed Jul 8, 2020, 05:49 PM

Facebook took down a network of more than 100 pages and accounts on Wednesday it said was affiliated

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Source: Washington Post

Facebook took down a network of more than 100 pages and accounts on Wednesday it said was affiliated with felon and former Republican operative Roger Stone for “coordinated inauthentic behavior,” taking the company’s campaign against disinformation closer to the heart of the nation’s political establishment.

The offending activity on Facebook and its subsidiary Instagram dated as far back as 2015 but was particularly active during the 2016 presidential election season, when Stone was advising Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, and in 2017, as federal investigators were scrutinizing his activities.

Facebook officials said Stone, a longtime friend of Trump’s, used fake accounts and other deceptive measures to manipulate public debate. In at least a small number of occasions, Stone also drew attention to posts made by anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks, which at the time was publishing damaging Democratic Party emails originally stolen by Russian hackers, the company said.

The action comes at a time when several Silicon Valley companies have gotten more aggressive in enforcing their policies against disinformation, hate speech and other problematic content — even when that involves action against President Trump or people close to him. The moves have revived allegations by conservatives that technology companies and their mostly liberal leadership are squelching conservative voices and ideas ahead of the November election, though these critics have not provided systematic evidence for their claims.





Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2020/07/08/facebook-roger-stone/

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Response to usaf-vet (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 05:53 PM

1. "the company's campaign against disinformation"? Hard to read past that "fluff".

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Response to usaf-vet (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 06:09 PM

2. White supremacists are OK with Zuckerberg, though.

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Wed Jul 8, 2020, 06:15 PM

3. John Barron would be offended

if he really existed

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Wed Jul 8, 2020, 06:16 PM

4. duplicate

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Response to usaf-vet (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 06:17 PM

5. After a review by forum hosts....LOCKING

Dupe. See the earlier post here: https://www.democraticunderground.com/10142533228

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