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US slaps fresh sanctions on Russian spies for damaging activities

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.

Instagram was Russia's prime tool for spreading disinformation: Details here

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.

Facebook removes 32 fake accounts involved in political influence campaign

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.

Facebook is testing a Messenger feature to identify suspicious accounts

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.

Facebook enhances security features ahead of elections in several countries

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.

Facebook: Russia-linked posts reached 126 million American users

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.