US Politics in Trump era Public date: 03.10.2019 13:07:34

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3 Oct 2017

Facebook’s Russia-Linked Ads Came in Many Disguises

The Russians who posed as Americans on Facebook last year tried on quite an array of disguises. There was “Defend the 2nd,” a Facebook page for gun-rights supporters, festooned with firearms and tough rhetoric. There was a rainbow-hued page for gay rights activists, “LGBT United.” There was even a Facebook group for animal lovers with memes of adorable puppies that spread across the site with the help of paid ads.
The Russians who posed as Americans on Facebook last year tried on quite an array of disguises. There was “Defend...

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