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Facebook Identifies Russia-Linked Misinformation Campaign

Jan 17, 2019 - The New York Times

LONDON — Facebook said on Thursday that it had identified two disinformation campaigns originating from Russia — including one tied to an agency controlled by the Kremlin — that were targeted at users in Europe and Central Asia. The company said it had deleted nearly 500 pages and accounts that had posted the misleading messages.

Facebook said one of the efforts had misrepresented itself, using independent news pages on topics like weather, travel and sports. The pages were discovere...