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Facebook deletes more than 600 accounts linked to new influence campaigns led by Iran and Russia

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posted on Aug, 22 2018 @ 01:10 PM
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It's a private company they can do as they please.

Da Verge


Facebook removed more pages today as a result of four ongoing influence campaigns on the platform, taking down 652 fake accounts and pages that published political content. The campaigns, whose existence was first uncovered by the cybersecurity firm FireEye, have links to Russia and Iran, Facebook said in a blog post. The existence of the fake accounts was first reported by The New York Times.

“These were networks of accounts that were misleading people about who they were and what they were doing,” CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a call with reporters. “We ban this kind of behavior because authenticity matters. People need to be able to trust the connections they make on Facebook.”


I think one of the major problems here is the fact that Twitter, Youtube, Google and Facebook although not monopolies have MAJOR influence over culture and information. These are probably the biggest platforms for people getting information out and sharing information about one another.

Not really much to add than if you don't like it don't use the platform I guess.




posted on Aug, 22 2018 @ 01:12 PM
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a reply to: toysforadults




It's a private company they can do as they please.


This is the result of the corporate dictatorship working in partnership with the deep state.

1984

:-)



posted on Aug, 22 2018 @ 01:15 PM
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a reply to: purplemer


I just saw a quick article about that. It's collusion. Not the illegal variety though.

BTW..our Intel Community now agrees that CHINA is the biggest Cyber-threat to America. (According to Dan Coates)
edit on 8/22/2018 by carewemust because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 22 2018 @ 01:17 PM
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a reply to: toysforadults


It's a private company they can do as they please.


Actually they are technically a publisher.

As in, when you get something taken off of Facebook, they tell you they have "unpublished" it.

So they have liability under our anti-trust laws.

We'll see where that goes later this year.



posted on Aug, 22 2018 @ 01:19 PM
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I don't think anyone has told Facebook that having your Facebook account deleted is more of a gift than a punishment.



posted on Aug, 22 2018 @ 01:21 PM
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So all I gotta do to get my facebook account deleted, is collude with Russia?


IT's the most difficult thing to do, all they do for us non colluders is "freeze" our accounts.



posted on Aug, 22 2018 @ 01:28 PM
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a reply to: Lumenari

hmmm interesting.. have any links i can read about this on?



posted on Aug, 22 2018 @ 01:28 PM
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I think one of the major problems here is the fact that Twitter, Youtube, Google and Facebook although not monopolies have MAJOR influence over culture and information. These are probably the biggest platforms for people getting information out and sharing information about one another.


That's basically what is happening. It requires people to think about what they see and read. Sadly that doesn't work for some.



posted on Aug, 22 2018 @ 01:42 PM
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originally posted by: carewemust
a reply to: purplemer


I just saw a quick article about that. It's collusion. Not the illegal variety though.

I'm still trying to find that U.S. Code that discusses the illegality of "collusion"...



posted on Aug, 22 2018 @ 01:46 PM
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# Fascist book.

This crap is getting old.

They keep acting like the MOIS and SVR don't know how to spoof IPs.



posted on Aug, 22 2018 @ 01:46 PM
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a reply to: neo96

it has nothing to do with reality it's political moves



posted on Aug, 22 2018 @ 01:49 PM
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For an alternaitve to facebook have a look at minds. I joined a little while ago. Its a dectraonised social network supporting Internet freedom. It works using blockchain technology and generates crypto (user generated income) as you use it.

www.minds.com...


:-)



posted on Aug, 22 2018 @ 01:53 PM
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Wait Iran?

Have we had any major politicians giving money to iran, or talking favorably about them in the past 3 or 4 years?

I mean, the money given could have been used for these ads destroying our democracy!

If so we need fisa warrants, wiretaps, lawyers raided, the whole nine yards!



posted on Aug, 22 2018 @ 02:02 PM
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This case is comparable to trading standards targeting sellers of counterfeit goods. FB said:


For example, one part of the network, “Quest 4 Truth,” claims to be an independent Iranian media organization, but is in fact linked to Press TV, an English-language news network affiliated with Iranian state media. The first “Liberty Front Press” accounts we’ve found were created in 2013. Some of them attempted to conceal their location, and they primarily posted political content focused on the Middle East, as well as the UK, US, and Latin America. Beginning in 2017, they increased their focus on the UK and US. Accounts and Pages linked to “Liberty Front Press” typically posed as news and civil society organizations sharing information in multiple countries without revealing their true identity.
newsroom.fb.com...

Some people spend time double-checking social media accounts they like or agree with. It sounds like these accounts would all link in together to create a sense of many people all lending credibility to the original sites. We wouldn't know it was a sock orchestra being run by shady backers. We could check 2, 3, 4, 5 accounts and draw the conclusion they were legit.

Gotta say I flinch at the 'inauthentic behaviour' term. It's a hogwash term that implies much and raises far more questions. Facebook have their own issues with ethics and 'authentic behaviour' right? The guys who've conducted live tests on their own unwitting customers. The ones who've taken a political stance.



posted on Aug, 22 2018 @ 02:20 PM
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originally posted by: Lumenari
a reply to: toysforadults


It's a private company they can do as they please.


Actually they are technically a publisher.

As in, when you get something taken off of Facebook, they tell you they have "unpublished" it.

So they have liability under our anti-trust laws.

We'll see where that goes later this year.



Id like a link too
I don't believe you



posted on Aug, 22 2018 @ 02:31 PM
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I just lost 600 of my closest FB buddies


This is a dark day indeed



posted on Aug, 23 2018 @ 05:34 AM
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a reply to: toysforadults

Facebook isn't a social group,it's a socialist group,they think their members are too stupid to think for themselves,a haven for cheaters,opportunist's but never for knowledge



posted on Aug, 23 2018 @ 05:44 AM
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Meh. Big deal. Facebook took down my dog's page. You don't see me crying about it. And my dog is a real person.



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