Aug 02 2018
While the platform has not confirmed this new raft of fake pages was operated by Russian operatives, it did say their broad pattern of behaviour matched the manoeuvres of the Russian-backed Internet Research Agency - the operation accused of injecting troubling content into Facebook before the 2016 election.
Facebook A protest in Washington, D.C., scheduled to August 10-12 was organized by the "Resisters" Facebook page, which Facebook says was involved in "coordinated inauthentic activity".
So, too, does the new undertaking; the new batch of most popular pages include "Aztlan Warriors", "Black Elevation", "Mindful Being", and "Resisters".
Facebook says the pages ran about 150 ads for $11,000 on Facebook and Instagram, paid for in USA and Canadian dollars. They were paid for in American and Canadian dollars. The first ad was created in April 2017, and the last was created in June 2018.
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Among the techniques used to cover their trails were virtual private networks, and internet phone services. Admins for the page connected with the admins of five legitimate pages to promote the event and post logistical information for protesters.
The FBI was working with the company to investigate the fraudulent accounts, which tried to sow disinformation on divisive social issues.
Facebook discovered coordinated activity around issues like a sequel to last year's deadly "Unite the Right" white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.
More than 290,000 accounts followed at least one of the pages and that about US$11,000 (S$15,000) had been spent on about 150 ads, Facebook said.
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Anyone who buys one of the shoes will have their name enshrined on the I Promise School sneaker wall as well. I've walked the same streets, I've rode the same bikes on the streets that they ride on.
Los Angeles police report possible hostage situation at Trader Joe’s
Police said the suspect, who is in his late teens, shot his grandmother and a younger woman earlier in the day elsewhere. The woman senselessly shot to death in a Los Angeles Trader Joe's was the store's beloved manager, according to reports.
17 dead after duck boat capsizes in Missouri lake during storm
An amphibious vehicle carrying tourists on a Missouri lake capsized and sank on Thursday night, killing as many as 11 people. On the road, the vehicles ride high and take up a great deal of space, and it's hard for drivers to see what's around them.
"Facebook said the "Resisters" page, which organized the "No Unite the Right 2" event, recruited real activists who "unwittingly helped build interest in" the event" and posted information about transportation, materials, and locations so people could get to the protests".
Citing unnamed sources, The New York Times reported that other "coordinated" activity revolved around #AbolishICE, a left-wing campaign against the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency.
"Any attempt to interfere in our elections is an affront to our democracy and it will not be allowed", Pence said at a cybersecurity summit in NY late on July 31.
"We're still in the very early stages of our investigation and don't have all the facts - including who may be behind this", Facebook said in a series of blog posts.
Some accounts had connections to the Internet Research Agency (IRA) - the Russian-based group that interfered with the 2016 presidential election. The company has expanded its security team, hiring counterterrorism experts and recruiting workers with government security clearances.
The company is using artificial intelligence and teams of human reviewers to detect automated accounts and suspicious election-related activity.
The panel's chairman, Republican Senator Richard Burr, said he was glad to see Facebook take a "much-needed step toward limiting the use of their platform by foreign influence campaigns".
Facebook has been grappling with continuing public backlash for being slow to recognise Russian interference in the 2016 USA presidential election, along with widespread concerns over its past data-sharing practices.
"We are continually looking for that type of activity, and as and when we find things, which we think is inevitable, we'll notify law enforcement, and where we can, the public".
Aug 01 2018
Former Trump Campaign Chair Heads to Trial
After the swift selection of six men and six women to the jury, focuses immediately shifted to ensuing opening statements. Manafort is also charged in federal court in Washington with undisclosed foreign lobbying and money laundering.
Jul 31 2018
Google to launch Pixel Stand charging dock with Pixel 3
As well they should be - Google Pixel 2 is still one of the best camera phones in the world almost a year after initial release. This update has been rumored for a while now, and the advent of the Pixel Stand all but confirms it.
Jul 31 2018
Auto nations mull meeting without USA to discuss threat of tariffs
Chinese demand was a driving factor, and today the East Asian country accounts for one-third of global soybean consumption. China buys roughly 30 percent of all America's soy, and the tariff guarantees Chinese buyers will look to other countries.
Jul 30 2018
Trump Threatens Government Shutdown if Congress Doesn’t Fund His Border Wall
Trump then claimed the United States has the "dumbest" and "worst" immigration laws in the world. Some Republican lawmakers doubted the government would be forced to shut down.
Jul 30 2018
Three dead and seven hospitalized after a shooting in New Orleans
In the 2800 block of Louisiana Avenue , crime tape was in place at a house and officers stood on the front porch. Authorities have also yet to disclose any information about the suspects in the shooting.
Jul 26 2018
Jordan says to transfer Syria White Helmets to UK, Canada, Germany
Moreover, now that Israel has helped the evacuation, they face a new charge of being "collaborators with Israel". But Syria's government and its ally Russian Federation have accused the group of links to jihadist groups.
Jul 24 2018
Sony IMX586 Smartphone Camera Sensor With 48 Effective Megapixels Resolution Launched
As a result, scenes with both bright and dark areas can be captured with minimal highlight blowout or loss of detail in shadows. The increased pixel count will enable great imaging experience even on smartphones which use digital zoom.
Jul 24 2018
Dennis Robertson Attended Kawhi Leonard's Meeting With Raptors
On Friday, Raptors team president Masai Ujiri apologized to DeRozan for leaving him with the impression he would not be traded. He said as long as he is in charge of the Raptors , he will do everything he can to celebrate DeRozan's Toronto tenure.
Jul 23 2018
Woods sparkles with a 66 at Open
Justin Rose was about 18 feet away from going home Friday when he made the birdie putt on the 18th to make the cut on the number. The Englishman, who had only edged his way past the cut, sunk seven birdies to go within two shots of the leaders at four under.
Jul 22 2018
Officials release names of those killed in boat accident
The National Transportation Safety Board was to send a team early Friday to investigate the incident, the U.S. agency said. The Missouri accident is the latest in a series of accidents involving duck boats.
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