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Old October 31st, 2017, 09:53 PM   #1
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Facebook, Twitter: Russian actors sought to undermine Trump after election

Facebook, Twitter: Russian actors sought to undermine Trump after election

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Top lawyers from Facebook and Twitter said Tuesday that Russian-linked posts and advertisements placed on the social networks after Election Day sought to sow doubt about President Donald Trump's victory.

Facebook general counsel Colin Stretch told a Senate Judiciary panel that content generated by a Russian troll farm known as the Internet Research Agency after Nov. 8 centered on “fomenting discord about the validity of [Trump’s] election.” That's a change from Russia's pre-election activity, which was largely centered on trying to denigrate Hillary Clinton, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence said in a January report.

“During the election, they were trying to create discord between Americans, most of it directed against Clinton. After the election you saw Russian-tied groups and organizations trying to undermine President Trump’s legitimacy. Is that what you saw on Facebook?” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) asked at the hearing.

Stretch and his Twitter counterpart, Sean Edgett, called that an "accurate" statement.

The disclosure opened a new wrinkle in the continuing investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, which has increasingly focused on the role of the biggest internet companies. Tuesday's hearing marks the first time representatives of Facebook, Google and Twitter have testified publicly about what they've learned about Kremlin meddling on their platforms in the presidential campaign. The companies face additional lawmaker scrutiny Wednesday with back-to-back hearings by the Senate and House Intelligence committees.

James Lewis, an international cyber policy expert at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, said the revelation about Russian anti-Trump activity on social media post-election fits with typical Kremlin information-warfare efforts.
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Yes, we need to investigate how Facebook, Twitter and Google may have been used by the Russians to interfere in our election. We need to investigate the Clinton campaign to see if anyone there was involved with the Russian.

But the investigation as to whether or not the Trump campaign was involved is just a “fishing expedition” and needs to be shut down immediately!

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The reason Russia wanted Trump elected was to put a moron in the White House, and let him bring down the Republic.
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LOL Regressives again played for fools.

Thousands Of New Yorkers Took To The Streets In Anti-Trump March Promoted By Russia-Linked Account
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Do you honestly think they couldn't have, and possibly haven't already, played the frightwing just as easily ??
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Look at the morons who voted for Trump, as a result of Russian propaganda.
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