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Antisocial media? | TechCrunch

As Facebook finds itself publicly on the hook for enabling Russian agents to spread divisive propaganda via its platform, be it in the form of fake news, ‘dark ads‘, issue pushing Facebook pages, and even political rallies organized using its Event tools, there’s another side to the story of how tech tools …

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Google shuts YouTube channel implicated in Kremlin political propaganda ops

A YouTube channel that had been implicated in Russia disinformation operations to target the U.S. 2016 election has been taken down by Google. Earlier this week The Daily Beast claimed the channel, run by two black video bloggers calling themselves Williams and Kalvin Johnson, was part of Russian disinformation operations …

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Google’s probe into Russian disinformation finds ad buys, report claims

Google has uncovered evidence that Russian operatives exploited its platforms in an attempt to interfere in the 2016 U.S. election, according to the Washington Post. It says tens of thousands of dollars were spent on ads by Russian agents who were aiming to spread disinformation across Google’s products — including its …

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These U.S. Veterans at Polco Want to Digitize our Democracy

If you’ve never been to a city council meeting, consider yourself lucky. A city council meeting in America is often just an opportunity for the same angry citizens to rant about whatever their hot-button issue is this week. Political operatives know them as “the squeaky wheel challenge,” while polling professionals …

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