Internet Research Agency
20 Dec 2018
US slaps fresh sanctions on Russian spies for damaging activities
The US has slapped fresh sanctions on 12 Russian individuals and entities for their alleged interference in the 2016 presidential elections and the brazen use of a military-grade nerve agent in an assassination attempt inside America's closest ally.
18 Dec 2018
Instagram was Russia's prime tool for spreading disinformation: Details here
We all are aware of the Russian disinformation campaign, where social media platforms, particularly Facebook, were used to influence the 2016 Presidential elections.
01 Aug 2018
Facebook removes 32 fake accounts involved in political influence campaign
Facebook has removed 32 fake accounts and pages that it says were involved in "coordinated inauthentic behavior" and political influence campaign to manipulate voters ahead of 2016 US Presidential elections.
12 Jul 2018
Facebook is testing a Messenger feature to identify suspicious accounts
In a bid to cut down on the nuisance of fake news and spam, Facebook is reportedly testing a new feature for Messenger to identify suspicious accounts sending unwarranted direct messages.
05 Apr 2018
Facebook enhances security features ahead of elections in several countries
Terming 2018 a "big year" for elections in several countries including India, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that it has deployed technology tools like artificial intelligence and thousands of people to work on security as the company's "major focus" is to protect the integrity of the elections on its platform.
31 Oct 2017
Facebook: Russia-linked posts reached 126 million American users
Facebook has revealed that at least 126 million Americans have seen political adverts posted by Kremlin's operatives both during and after the 2016 US presidential elections.