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Posted by: thepinetree on 09/07/2017 03:48 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 09/07/2017 03:48 PM
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Facebook's Chief Security Officer Alex Stamos Reveals Details on Suspected Russian Ad Buy During Election Cycle

Menlo Park, CA, Yesterday Facebook's Chief Security Officer Alex Stamos posted information on ad purchases during the 2016 Election cycle from probable Russian accounts. His release from yesterday is as follows..."There have been a lot of questions since the 2016 US election about Russian interference in the electoral process. In April we published a white paper that outlined our understanding of organized attempts to misuse our platform. One question that has emerged is whether there’s a connection between the Russian efforts and ads purchased on Facebook. These are serious claims and we’ve been reviewing a range of activity on our platform to help understand what happened.




In reviewing the ads buys, we have found approximately $100,000 in ad spending from June of 2015 to May of 2017 — associated with roughly 3,000 ads — that was connected to about 470 inauthentic accounts and Pages in violation of our policies. Our analysis suggests these accounts and Pages were affiliated with one another and likely operated out of Russia.

We don’t allow inauthentic accounts on Facebook, and as a result, we have since shut down the accounts and Pages we identified that were still active.
  • The vast majority of ads run by these accounts didn’t specifically reference the US presidential election, voting or a particular candidate.
  • Rather, the ads and accounts appeared to focus on amplifying divisive social and political messages across the ideological spectrum — touching on topics from LGBT matters to race issues to immigration to gun rights.
  • About one-quarter of these ads were geographically targeted, and of those, more ran in 2015 than 2016.
  • The behavior displayed by these accounts to amplify divisive messages was consistent with the techniques mentioned in the white paper we released in April about information operations.
In this latest review, we also looked for ads that might have originated in Russia — even those with very weak signals of a connection and not associated with any known organized effort. This was a broad search, including, for instance, ads bought from accounts with US IP addresses but with the language set to Russian — even though they didn’t necessarily violate any policy or law. In this part of our review, we found approximately $50,000 in potentially politically related ad spending on roughly 2,200 ads.

We have shared our findings with US authorities investigating these issues, and we will continue to work with them as necessary.

Authentic Activity Matters

We know we have to stay vigilant to keep ahead of people who try to misuse our platform. We believe in protecting the integrity of civic discourse, and require advertisers on our platform to follow both our policies and all applicable laws. We also care deeply about the authenticity of the connections people make on our platform.

Earlier this year, as part of this effort, we announced technology improvements for detecting fake accounts and a series of actions to reduce misinformation and false news. Over the past few months, we have taken action against fake accounts in France, Germany, and other countries, and we recently stated that we will no longer allow Pages that repeatedly share false news to advertise on Facebook.

Along with these actions, we are exploring several new improvements to our systems for keeping inauthentic accounts and activity off our platform. For example, we are looking at how we can apply the techniques we developed for detecting fake accounts to better detect inauthentic Pages and the ads they may run. We are also experimenting with changes to help us more efficiently detect and stop inauthentic accounts at the time they are being created.

Our ongoing work on these automated systems will complement other planned projects to help keep activity on Facebook authentic. We’re constantly updating our efforts in this area, and have introduced a number of improvements, including:
We will continue to invest in our people and technology to help provide a safe place for civic discourse and meaningful connections on Facebook."


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Crooked Hillary
Posted on: 2017-09-07 16:12:36   By: Anonymous
 
Relative of Lying Crooked Cheating Hillary ! Deplorable Beady Eyed Democrats.

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    Re: Crooked Hillary
    Posted on: 2017-09-07 16:23:26   By: Anonymous
     
    WHAT!!!!! Another misinformed hillbilly
    Can you even read?
    This is the begging of PROOF that Hitler was in bed with the Russians all along
    Lock HIM up


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      Re: Crooked Hillary
      Posted on: 2017-09-07 16:44:57   By: Anonymous
       
      Haha! More FAKEBook ...the real Soros swine!

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        Re: Crooked Hillary
        Posted on: 2017-09-07 16:56:35   By: Anonymous
         
        Soros is better than Trump any day,hilbilly

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          Re: Crooked Hillary
          Posted on: 2017-09-07 17:07:06   By: Anonymous
           
          Soros is a good guy for a Nazi.

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            Re: Crooked Hillary
            Posted on: 2017-09-09 18:31:44   By: Anonymous
             

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    Re: Crooked Hillary
    Posted on: 2017-09-08 03:46:07   By: Anonymous
     
    our own government did it not the russians.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2017-09-07 17:56:56   By: Anonymous
 
Wo cares, there are hurricanes killing people and destroying private and commercial property, and you DIPS are worried about a lie about the Russian's! Join the real world, get educated, Hillary lost because She was a loser candidate, we needed no help from anyone to beat her!

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2017-09-07 20:07:38   By: Anonymous
     
    BS. The majority of voters voted for Clinton. She lost because of a number of factors including Russian interference, Comey's screw up, voter suppression, and archaic electoral college.

    Face the facts.

    From not a Hillary fan.


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      Re:
      Posted on: 2017-09-07 20:08:20   By: Anonymous
       
      And due in part to GOP gerrymandering of voter districts.

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        Re: Democrat Voter Fraud
        Posted on: 2017-09-08 19:44:31   By: Anonymous
         
        If voter fraud by out-of-state Democrats managed to sway New Hampshire elections the implications are huge
        By John Fund Published September 08, 2017

        A debate is raging in the state, home of the first presidential primary, about whether state election laws were violated last November by out-of-state Democrats who entered New Hampshire and took advantage of the same-day voter registration law to falsely claim they were New Hampshire residents.

        The election featured a photo-finish race for president – Hillary Clinton won by 2,467 votes – and in the race for the U.S. Senate. Democrat Maggie Hassan narrowly defeated incumbent GOP Sen. Kelly Ayotte by only 1,017 votes.

        Since all of New Hampshire’s neighboring states are Democratic, it’s likely that if any of their residents crossed into New Hampshire to use the same-day voter registration law to cast ballots most of these people voted Democratic. That could have wound up costing Ayotte and possibly Trump a victory in New Hampshire.

        Should that have happened, the implications are huge. Trump won the Electoral College comfortably, but he could easily have been in a position where the Granite State’s four electoral votes would have determined the outcome of the presidential race.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2017-09-08 04:39:31   By: Anonymous
       
      So you see an Ad and that's how you cast your vote?
      I don't know about you folks, but I listen to the facts, from the candidates.
      Now you can go back and watch your cartoons, ok kids? Don't forget to eat THEN go brush your tooth. (ya dimwits)

      [Reply ]

No Subject
Posted on: 2017-09-07 20:58:28   By: Anonymous
 
Russian hacked an election & the Trumpets don't care because their team won. Pretty sad.

[Reply ]

    Re: President Hitlery
    Posted on: 2017-09-07 21:10:13   By: Anonymous
     
    You probably right, everybody wanted Hillary to win. The Russians, Chinese, Mexicans, blacks, LGBT's and certainly the illegals already here. Problem is, more Americans stood up and said "HELL NO!!!" When you snowflakes are ready to grow up then your lives will be worth living again. Until then F off!

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      Re: President Hitlery
      Posted on: 2017-09-08 09:07:26   By: Anonymous
       
      Who mentioned Clinton? That's the only rebuttal you've got! Like a toddler always blaming something on someone else every time they get yelled at! Pathetic!

      [Reply ]

    Re:
    Posted on: 2017-09-08 04:47:20   By: Anonymous
     
    Really? Still crying? Do you need a tissue? How about some Midol too? The people voted and Hillary had won the popular vote. Our Electors, who know the candidates better then the average voter said HELL NO, just like another poster had said.
    Don't you remember when Bill was President? The lying to the American people under OATH? The only difference between Bill and her is... she is worse. And you want that corrupt hag in the White House? I'd rather stick with this schmuck then the most corrupt politician in America. Hillary would sell out America and her people in a heart beat. Just look at the Clinton Foundation, billionaires giving "donations" for her to win, and when she lost? Not one red cent was "contributed" Those favors could not be repaid with her out. Wake up dum dum's. Hillary is the most corrupt politician in America, our Electors saved our asses....from the stupidity of the American voters, that's WHY we have our Electors in the first place.

    [Reply ]

      Re:
      Posted on: 2017-09-08 08:29:36   By: Anonymous
       
      ^^^ Someone's mental health disorder is on full display ^^^

      Get some help, psycho, before you hurt yourself or someone else.

      [Reply ]

Re:
Posted on: 2017-09-07 22:52:10   By: Anonymous
 
"Gerrymandering of voter districts"? Do you even understand how a president is elected? You realize it's done state by state, so doesn't matter what the districts inside a state look like. Or are you saying the GOP redrew state boundaries (that didn't happen by the way)? You are the type of idiot that just repeats the talking points you hear on MSNBC without understanding them.

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