Facebook eliminates hundreds of suspicious Russia

Jan. 17 (UPI) –Social giant Facebook said Thursday it’s removed more Russian-linked accounts for “inauthentic behavior” as part of an ongoing effort to purge efforts to spread misinformation.

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“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,” Gleicher wrote in a blog post Thursday.

The purge included 75 accounts and 289 pages, and about 790,000 accounts followed one or more of the pages, he added. RELATED British Parliament seizes Facebook documents in Cambridge Analytica probe

  • Publisher: UPI
  • Date: 2019-01-17T07:28:41-05:00
  • Author: Clyde Hughes
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Not to change the topic here:

Republicans had a chance to grill Facebook over Russia. Instead, they talked about censoring Chick-fil-A.

Executives from Facebook, Google, and Twitter testify to the House Judiciary Committee.Alex Wroblewski/Getty Images

A day after President Donald Trump denied Russian meddling in the 2016 election while standing next to Vladimir Putin, Democrats in Congress pushed a group of tech executives to explain how their companies are combatting Russian disinformation, while Republicans on the committee spent their time quizzing the tech representatives on whether their platforms are biased against conservative outlets.’

Russian Collusion Investigation: It Was Hillary Clinton All Along

Russia Investigation: It’s beginning to look as if claims of monstrous collusion between Russian officials and U.S. political operatives were true. But it wasn’t Donald Trump who was guilty of Russian collusion. It was Hillary Clinton and U.S. intelligence officials who worked with Russians and others to entrap Trump.

That’s the stunning conclusion of a RealClear Investigations report by Lee Smith, who looked in-depth at the controversial June 2016 Trump Tower meeting between officials of then-candidate Donald Trump’s campaign staff and a Russian lawyer known to have ties with high-level officials in Vladimir Putin’s government.

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  • Publisher: Investor's Business Daily
  • Date: 2018-08-13T16:00:52-08:00
  • Author: pages Terry Jones 1013177832041982
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Following the Money: Trump and Russia-Linked Transactions From the Campaign to the Presidential Inauguration

U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin shake hands before attending a joint press conference after a meeting in Helsinki on July 16, 2018.

At the heart of the inquiry into the alleged collusion between Trump and Russia is money. It provides concrete evidence of relationships, methods, and motives.

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The lessons of the 2016 election have still not been fully learned. The special counsel probe will show us much of what happened, as will investigations that are sure to be pursued next year by newly empowered Democrats in the House of Representatives. But unless Congress also enacts significant legislative reforms to address faults in the U.S. financial system and campaign finance laws, our elections’and, by extension, our Constitution’will remain vulnerable to the ‘profligacy of corruption’ and ‘pestilence of foreign influence’ that President Adams warned our nation of more than two centuries ago.

Jewish Insider’s Daily Kickoff: December 24, 2018

BIRTHDAYS ‘ MONDAY:’Professor of Education and Liturgy at Gratz College for 42 years until retiring in 2017,’Saul Philip Wachs’turns 87′ Pulitzer Prize-winning national security reporter for The Washington Post (1975-2015), now a columnist and senior national security reporter at The Cipher Brief,’Walter Haskell Pincus’turns 86′ Owner of The Wonderful Company which operates POM, Fiji Water, Teleflora, Wonderful Pistachios and other businesses,’Stewart Resnick’turns 82′ Co-founder, co-CEO and one of the rabbis of Ohr HaTorah in Venice, California he is also the co-founder of The HUB on Venice, Rabbi’Mordecai Finley’turns 64′ Former Director of the National Economic Council under both Presidents Clinton and Obama,’Gene Sperling’turns 60’

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