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Exclusive: Russia Used Facebook Events to Organize Anti-Immigrant Rallies on U.S. SoilPushing fake news was just one component of the Russian campaign to shape American minds. Part two: organizing anti-immigrant events echoing themes from the pro-Trump press.Russian operatives hiding behind false identities used Facebook’s event-management tool to remotely organize and promote political protests in the U.S., including an August 2016 anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim rally in Idaho, The Daily Beast has learned.
The campaign, titled "Don't Shoot Us," offers new insights into how Russian agents created a broad online ecosystem where divisive political messages were reinforced across multiple platforms, amplifying a campaign that appears to have been run from one source -- the shadowy, Kremlin-linked troll farm known as the Internet Research Agency.A source familiar with the matter confirmed to CNN that the Don't Shoot Us Facebook page was one of the 470 accounts taken down after the company determined they were linked to the IRA. CNN has separately established the links between the Facebook page and the other Don't Shoot Us accounts.The Don't Shoot Us campaign -- the title of which may have referenced the "Hands Up, Don't Shoot" slogan that became popular in the wake of the shooting of Michael Brown -- used these platforms to highlight incidents of alleged police brutality, with what may have been the dual goal of galvanizing African Americans to protest and encouraging other Americans to view black activism as a rising threat.The Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts belonging to the campaign are currently suspended. The group's YouTube channel and website were both still active as of Thursday morning. The Tumblr page now posts about Palestine.Related: Exclusive: Russian-linked group sold merchandise onlineAll of the aforementioned companies declined to comment on the Don't Shoot Us campaign. Representatives from Facebook, Twitter and Alphabet, the parent company of Google and YouTube, have agreed to testify before the Senate and House Intelligence Committees on November 1, according to sources at all three companies.Tracing the links between the various Don't Shoot Us social media accounts shows how one YouTube video or Twitter post could lead users down a rabbit hole of activist messaging and ultimately encourage them to take action.The Don't Shoot Us YouTube page, which is simply titled "Don't Shoot," contains more than 200 videos of news reports, police surveillance tape and amateur footage showing incidents of alleged police brutality. These videos, which were posted between May and December of 2016, have been viewed more than 368,000 times.
Wait--so now anonymous sources from CNN are believable again?Can you give me the code for how you know when they're fake news and when it's truth?
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That's really easy. Anything scoops agrees with is truth. Anything scoops disagrees with is fake news. Same criteria as Trump.
Wait the CNN article is fake news?
Reason I think it's likely true is because Facebook announced weeks ago they weren't going to reveal the ads. If they were obviously pro-Trump, right-leaning ads, they'd have released them by now.
bob2356 saysThat's really easy. Anything scoops agrees with is truth. Anything scoops disagrees with is fake news. Same criteria as Trump.So wait, the CNN article is Fake News?
I'm asking you McGee. You posted on here multiple times that any story with anonymous sources is FAKE NEWS. Especially a CNN story.How can you now post this on here as if it's true???Once again I'll say--Hypocrisy, thy name is McGee.
Fake news to you is whatever you don't like to hear. Has nothing to do with facts.
The Tumblr page that promoted the contest no longer posts about U.S. police violence. It now appears to be devoted pro-Palestine campaigns.
I've posted that the MSM are willing to smear the Administration with unprovenced rumors, yep.
No. You said that you don't believe ANY story with anonymous sources. And my question is when did you change your mind?
bob2356 saysFake news to you is whatever you don't like to hear. Has nothing to do with facts.Except mine has some collaborating evidence and many of the stories TDS sufferers on this board support do not.