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'Troll factory': Facebook, Twitter suspend accounts, pages linked to Russian network ahead of US election
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'Troll factory': Facebook, Twitter suspend accounts, pages linked to Russian network ahead of US election

The FBI in a statement said that it will provide information to the platforms 'to better protect against threats to the nation’s security and democratic processes'

Facebook removes pro-Trump Pages allegedly linked to Ukraine, for policy violation
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Facebook removes pro-Trump Pages allegedly linked to Ukraine, for policy violation

Facebook so far has not found any links from the page to "state actors" but made a decision to block the operation because of spam

Donald Trump accuses American technology giants of Democrat bias, says Twitter has made it hard for people to follow him
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Donald Trump accuses American technology giants of Democrat bias, says Twitter has made it hard for people to follow him

Donald Trump is a regular critic of social media and his criticism echoed another attack on Twitter as recently as October, when he again accused the platform of stifling the growth of his account

Facebook's Sandberg claims she was unaware of PR firm's campaign in US elections
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Facebook's Sandberg claims she was unaware of PR firm's campaign in US elections

Sheryl Sandberg also explained that she was not aware of the hired PR firms' scope of work.

Facebook blocked more accounts suspected to be related to Russian troll farms
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Facebook blocked more accounts suspected to be related to Russian troll farms

The company said it needed to do further analysis to decide if the accounts are linked to Russia’s Internet Research Agency or any other group.

Facebook blocks 115 suspicious user accounts ahead of US midterm elections
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Facebook blocks 115 suspicious user accounts ahead of US midterm elections

Eighty-five of the removed accounts were posting in English on Instagram and 30 more on Facebook.

Twitter releases datasets on influence campaigns originating in Russia and Iran
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Twitter releases datasets on influence campaigns originating in Russia and Iran

These large datasets comprise 3,841 accounts affiliated with the Internet Research Agency (IRA).

Russian Twitter bots and trolls spread false information about vaccines: Study
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Russian Twitter bots and trolls spread false information about vaccines: Study

The Twitter bots and trolls used tactics similar to those at work during the 2016 US elections.

Facebook confirms that data of 2.7 million EU citizens was misused by Cambridge Analytica, says EU executive
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Facebook confirms that data of 2.7 million EU citizens was misused by Cambridge Analytica, says EU executive

The change in stance, announced in a Facebook post by Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg, comes a few days before he is scheduled for congressional hearings

Facebook to focus on protecting the integrity of elections in 2018 in countries including India
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Facebook to focus on protecting the integrity of elections in 2018 in countries including India

Terming 2018 a "big year" for elections, Mark Zuckerberg said Facebook was enhancing its security features to prevent trolls from spreading information.

Zuckerberg to testify before congressional panels about Facebook Cambridge Analytica scandal on 10 and 11 April
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Zuckerberg to testify before congressional panels about Facebook Cambridge Analytica scandal on 10 and 11 April

Zuckerberg will appear before a joint hearing on 10 April and 11 April, the panels said on 4 April.

Facebook finds no new evidence of Russian meddling with regards to Brexit on its platform
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Facebook finds no new evidence of Russian meddling with regards to Brexit on its platform

It had reviewed both Facebook accounts and “the activity of many thousands of advertisers in the campaign period” leading up to the 23 June 2016 referendum.

Donald Trump highlights tweet of Facebook executive, to dismiss claims of Russian hand in the US presidential election campaign
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Donald Trump highlights tweet of Facebook executive, to dismiss claims of Russian hand in the US presidential election campaign

"The Fake News Media never fails. Hard to ignore this fact from the Vice President of Facebook Ads, Rob Goldman!" Trump said in a tweet on Saturday.

US indicts 13 Russian nationals, three companies for interfering in 2016 US presidential election
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US indicts 13 Russian nationals, three companies for interfering in 2016 US presidential election

Thirteen Russian nationals and three Russian companies have been indicted for interfering in 2016 US presidential election through social media propaganda

Twitter to notify 1.4 million users who were exposed to Russia-linked propaganda content
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Twitter to notify 1.4 million users who were exposed to Russia-linked propaganda content

Twitter said it would not notify every person who saw the content and would instead focus its efforts on certain types of interactions.

Russian agents created 129 events on Facebook during the 2016 US Elections, testifies Facebook to Congress
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Russian agents created 129 events on Facebook during the 2016 US Elections, testifies Facebook to Congress

Facebook, the world’s largest social media network, said in September only that Russians had created “several promoted events.”

Twitter to notify users exposed to content generated by Russian propaganda during the 2016 US election
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Twitter to notify users exposed to content generated by Russian propaganda during the 2016 US election

Twitter added that because it has already suspended these accounts, the relevant content is no longer publicly available on its platform.

Facebook to conduct a new probe by re-analysing historical data regarding alleged Russian meddling during Brexit
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Facebook to conduct a new probe by re-analysing historical data regarding alleged Russian meddling during Brexit

Some British lawmakers had complained that the world’s largest social media network had done only a limited search for evidence that Russians manipulated the network

Zuckerberg promises increased transparency for political ads on Facebook as 3,000 ads go under the scanner
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Zuckerberg promises increased transparency for political ads on Facebook as 3,000 ads go under the scanner

Facebook has put out a statement on 21 September saying that it will hand over the 3,000 ads, addressing social and political issues that appeared on the platform between 2015 and 2017, to the Special Counsel investigating the allegations of Russian interference in the 2017 US Presidential elections.