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  • Facebook: Russia used fake accounts to push its agenda

    The President of the United States Donald Trump keeps calling CNN “fake news”. However, the U.S. investigation into the Russian interference in the 2016 Presidential elections just took a new turn!

    Facebook reported on the 6th of September that the social network had revealed that the Kremlin associated Russian company had spent over $100,000 to purchase approximately 3,000 politically motivated ads on divisive social issues, such as gun control, illegal immigration, race, and gay rights. …

  • After the ban on Russian social networks, the number of Ukrainian Facebook users grew by 25%

    The Ukrainian audience on Facebook has grown by almost a 25% in the past two weeks adding 1.5 million users, as reported by Watcher online newspaper.

    As of today, Facebook has 8.3 million Ukrainian users. According to the methodology established by the American social network, users are considered to be people who have been logged in and used the social network at least once within the last 30 days.

    Over the past 8 years - since April 2009 – the Facebook audience in Ukraine has grown by 131 …

  • Turchynov accused the Russian secret services of having a presence on Facebook

    During a recent press briefing, the Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, Oleksandr Turchynov, accused the Russian secret services of having a presence on Facebook.

    Turchynov noted that unlike Russian social networks that fall under sanctions in Ukraine, Facebook and Twitter willingly cooperate with law enforcement agencies in Ukraine. "When a fake page propagating war, violence, or separatism appears on Facebook or Twitter, and the Ukrainian special service …

  • Ministry of information policy of Ukraine asks Facebook to establish an 'antifake-filter' for Ukrainian citizens

    The Ministry of Information Policy of Ukraine (MIP) asked Facebook management to establish anti-fake news mechanisms in the Ukrainian segment, as stated by the Minister of Informational Policy, Yuriy Stets, the press service of the agency reported.

    “We have analyzed the internet environment taking into account users’ requests and have asked Facebook management to develop mechanisms to fight fake news for Ukrainians similar to efforts made in other countries. The MIP, in turn, is ready to …