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Russians Took a Page from Corporate America by Using Facebook Tool to ID and Influence Voters


Influence voters

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

Credit: The Washington Post

Russian operatives set up an array of misleading Web sites and social media pages to identify American voters susceptible to propaganda, then used a powerful Facebook tool to repeatedly send them messages designed to influence their political behavior, say people familiar with the investigation into foreign meddling in the U.S. election.

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