Facebook uncovers disinformation campaign aiming to influence US midterm elections

32 pages and accounts on Facebook and Instagram removed for “co-ordinated inauthentic behaviour”. Intelligence experts blame the Kremlin.

Mark Warner, top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee: “Today’s disclosure is further evidence that the Kremlin continues to exploit platforms like Facebook to sow division and spread disinformation,”

How do we get Putin to pull the plug on this intolerable subversion of democracy? Is there anything our lot are doing – on either side of the Atlantic – that is helping drive this very 21st century arms race?

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