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Russian Facebook Ads Showed a Black Woman Firing a Rifle, Amid Efforts to Stoke Racial Strife


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Both Facebook and Twitter say Kremlin-linked organizations used their platforms to try and influence voters during the 2016 election.

Credit: The Washington Post

One of the Russian-bought advertisements that Facebook shared with congressional investigators on Monday featured photographs of an armed black woman "dry firing" a rifle—pulling the trigger of the weapon without a bullet in the chamber, according to people familiar with the investigation.

From The Washington Post
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John Evdemon

What does this have to do with computing?


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