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Meta Disabled a Pro-Kremlin Campaign of Fake News About Ukraine

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A sprawling disinformation network originating in Russia sought to use hundreds of fake social media accounts and dozens of sham news websites to spread Kremlin talking points about the invasion of Ukraine , Meta revealed Tuesday.
The company , which owns Facebook and Instagram, said it identified and disabled the operation before it was able to gain a large audience. Nonetheless, Facebook said it was the largest and most complex Russian propaganda effort that it has found since the invasion began .
The operation involved more than 60 websites created to mimic legitimate news sites...
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Meta Says It Disabled Extensive Russian Propaganda Operation

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The efforts began in May and involved impersonating European news organizations, with articles that supported Kremlin viewpoints about the war in Ukraine.
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Meta disables Russian propaganda network targeting Europe

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A sprawling disinformation network originating in Russia sought to use hundreds of fake social media accounts and dozens of sham news websites to spread Kremlin talking points about the invasion of Ukraine, Meta revealed Tuesday.
The company, which owns Facebook and Instagram, said it identified and disabled the operation before it was able to gain a large audience. Nonetheless, Facebook said it was the largest and most complex Russian propaganda effort that it has found since the invasion began.
The operation involved more than 60 websites created to mimic legitimate news sites including...
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Facebook says it took down China-based accounts that tried to interfere in the U.S. midterms

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Facebook parent firm Meta says it took down the first Chinese network trying to use fake social media accounts to interfere in the U.S. 2022 midterm elections.
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Facebook takes down Russian network impersonating European news outlets

Facebook takes down Russian network impersonating European news outlets

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Meta says it has disrupted a large Russian network of fake accounts pushing a pro-Kremlin view of the war in Ukraine and a separate Chinese campaign targeting the U.S. midterm elections. (Image credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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