Facebook uncovers disinformation operation ahead of midterm elections

“One of the most popular pages had links to the Internet Research Agency (IRA), the Kremlin-backed organization of Russian operatives that flooded Facebook with disinformation around the 2016 election, Facebook said” writes Elizabeth Dwoskin for Both Facebook and disinformation operators have become more savvy in the last year, since the company trickled out information about the IRA activity.Facebook publicly named only four of the pages, suggesting that its understanding of the disinformation is still unfolding.

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