Facebook’s Russia-Linked Ads Came in Many Disguises

The Russians who posed as Americans on Facebook last year tried on quite an array of disguises. There was “Defend the 2nd,” a Facebook page for gun-rights supporters, festooned with firearms and tough rhetoric. There was a rainbow-hued page for gay rights activists, “LGBT United.” There was even a Facebook group for animal lovers with memes of adorable puppies that spread across the site with the help of paid ads.

Publisher: NYTimes | Author: Mike Issac

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elections, fake news, russia, smear campaign, and social media
DATE PUBLISHED
2017-10-03 (Modified: 2017-10-03)

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