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Cambridge Analytica’s Facebook data was accessed in Russia

The data Cambridge Analytica harvested from Facebook was accessed in Russia, the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office has confirmed. British lawmaker Damian Collins told CNN that investigators now need to establish who accessed the Facebook profiles, how they used them, and whether it played a role in the US election. Aleksandr […]
Cambridge Analytica’s Facebook data was accessed in Russia
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Mark Zuckerberg called the idea that Facebook influenced the 2016 election ‘crazy’ — but the company has long touted its ability to impact politics around the world

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg had previously called the idea that Facebook had inadvertently influenced the 2016 election “crazy.” But it turns out Facebook had touted its influence in other elections as “success stories,” until the tab displaying them was taken down. Facebook and the ads Russia bought on the site […]
Mark Zuckerberg called the idea that Facebook influenced the 2016 election ‘crazy’  —  but the company has long touted its ability to impact politics around the world
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Twitter found more than 50,000 Russia-linked accounts that actively shared election-related material — and Trump interacted with them hundreds of times

Twitter says it found more Russia-linked accounts that shared US election-related material during the 2016 race for the White House. The social-media platform published the analysis on its blog Friday. In addition to other findings, Twitter said it discovered 13,512 accounts engaged in what it believed to be “automated, election-related […]
Twitter found more than 50,000 Russia-linked accounts that actively shared election-related material  —  and Trump interacted with them hundreds of times