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OMG! Save Us Jezus! Are you kidding Me?!? Facebook removes Russian Spams Accounts!

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Thursday, January 17, 2019 2:12 PM

CAPTAINCRUNCH

... stay crunchy...


https://newsroom.fb.com/news/2019/01/removing-cib-from-russia/

January 17, 2019

Removing Coordinated Inauthentic Behavior from Russia

By Nathaniel Gleicher, Head of Cybersecurity Policy

Today we removed multiple Pages, groups and accounts that engaged in coordinated inauthentic behavior on Facebook and Instagram. The two operations we found originated in Russia, and one was active in a variety of countries while the other was specific to Ukraine. We didn’t find any links between these operations, but they used similar tactics by creating networks of accounts to mislead others about who they were and what they were doing.

We are constantly working to detect and stop this type of activity because we don’t want our services to be used to manipulate people. We’re taking down these Pages and accounts based on their behavior, not the content they post. In these cases, the people behind this activity coordinated with one another and used fake accounts to misrepresent themselves, and that was the basis for our action.

While we are making progress rooting out this abuse, as we’ve said before, it’s an ongoing challenge because the people responsible are determined and well funded. We constantly have to improve to stay ahead. That means building better technology, hiring more people and working more closely with law enforcement, security experts and other companies. Their collaboration was critical to these investigations.

We’ll update this post with more details when we have them, or if the facts change.

January 17, 2019
What We’ve Found So Far
By Nathaniel Gleicher, Head of Cybersecurity Policy

Today we removed 364 Facebook Pages and accounts for engaging in coordinated inauthentic behavior as part of a network that originated in Russia and operated in the Baltics, Central Asia, the Caucasus, and Central and Eastern European countries. The Page administrators and account owners primarily represented themselves as independent news Pages or general interest Pages on topics like weather, travel, sports, economics, or politicians in Romania, Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Russia, and Kyrgyzstan. Despite their misrepresentations of their identities, we found that these Pages and accounts were linked to employees of Sputnik, a news agency based in Moscow, and that some of the Pages frequently posted about topics like anti-NATO sentiment, protest movements, and anti-corruption.

Presence on Facebook: 289 Pages and 75 Facebook accounts. We did not find associated accounts on Instagram.

>>> Followers: About 790,000 accounts followed one or more of these Pages.<<<

Advertising: Around $135,000 in spending for ads on Facebook paid for in euros, rubles, and US dollars. The first ad ran in October 2013, and the most recent ad ran in January 2019. We have not completed a review of the organic content coming from these accounts.
Events: Around 190 events were hosted by these Pages. The first was scheduled for August 2015, and the most recent was scheduled for January 2019. Up to 1,200 people expressed interest in at least one of these events. We cannot confirm whether any of these events actually occurred.
Our analysis benefited from open source reporting and work by our partners who investigate this kind of activity. We have also shared information about our investigation with US law enforcement, the US Congress, other technology companies, and policymakers in impacted countries.

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So let's remove sanctions from them at the same time for ... bad behavior?

The GOP has to GO.

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Thursday, January 17, 2019 3:16 PM

REAVERFAN


This is a long-coordinated effort to infiltrate the far right. They've been wildly successful.

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Thursday, January 17, 2019 5:33 PM

THG


Quote:

Originally posted by REAVERFAN:
This is a long-coordinated effort to infiltrate the far right. They've been wildly successful.



Perhaps but they've poked the bear. Big mistake...

T



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Saturday, January 19, 2019 4:20 PM

REAVERFAN


Troll factory links

An in-depth look inside the Russian troll factory in St. Petersburg: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/18/world/europe/russia-troll-factory.h
tml


Russian troll describes work in the troll factory: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/all/russian-troll-describes-work-infamous
-misinformation-factory-n821486


A former Russian troll explains how trolls are taught to spread fake news: http://time.com/5168202/russia-troll-internet-research-agency/

A former Russian troll describes work in the troll factory as like being in Orwell’s world: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2018/02/17/a-former-
russian-troll-speaks-it-was-like-being-in-orwells-world
/

The activist who worked as a mole for Mueller and uncovered the troll farm in the Mueller indictment: https://www.npr.org/sections/parallels/2018/03/15/594062887/some-russi
ans-see-u-s-investigation-into-russian-election-meddling-as-a-soap-ope


The decent Russians working inside the troll factory trying to take it down: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/the-notorious-kremli
n-linked-troll-farm-and-the-russians-trying-to-take-it-down/2017/10/06/c8c4b160-a919-11e7-9a98-07140d2eed02_story.html


Even many Russians can’t stand what the troll farm is doing according to The Moscow Times: https://themoscowtimes.com/articles/the-kremlins-trolls-go-west-35651

Outstanding three-part video series in the New York Times on Russian disinformation and the troll program, “Operation Infektion”: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/12/opinion/russia-meddling-disinformat
ion-fake-news-elections.html?auth=login-email&login=email&auth=login-email

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Sunday, January 20, 2019 5:07 PM

THG


You've got to add the link to the white house and Trump in your links of the trolls reaverfan.

T



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Monday, January 21, 2019 5:50 AM

REAVERFAN


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You've got to add the link to the white house and Trump in your links of the trolls reaverfan.

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