Power to the irresponsible

Original article by Mark Ritson
The Australian – Page: 25 : 6-Nov-17

The extent to which Russian operatives attempted to influence the 2016 US presidential election and destabilise American society has been revealed by US social media companies. According to evidence presented by Facebook, Google and Twitter executives to Congress in the week ending 3 November, Russian operatives created close to 36,750 Facebook sites during the 2016 campaign, along with 1,000 YouTube videos, 36,000 bots and 2,752 Twitter accounts. Colin Stretch, Facebook’s general counsel, basically conceded it really had no way of knowing the identity of all of its advertisers.


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