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Mon Sep 20, 2021, 03:08 PM

Troll farms reached 140 million Americans a month on Facebook before 2020 election, internal report"

In the run-up to the 2020 election, the most highly contested in US history, Facebook’s most popular pages for Christian and Black American content were being run by Eastern European troll farms. These pages were part of a larger network that collectively reached nearly half of all Americans, according to an internal company report, and achieved that reach not through user choice but primarily as a result of Facebook’s own platform design and engagement-hungry algorithm.


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https://www.technologyreview.com/2021/09/16/1035851/facebook-troll-farms-report-us-2020-election/?utm_source=pocket-newtab

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Thomas Hurt Sep 2021 OP
Joinfortmill Sep 2021 #1
Chin music Sep 2021 #2
uponit7771 Sep 2021 #3
BannonsLiver Sep 2021 #4
Hortensis Sep 2021 #5
C_U_L8R Sep 2021 #6
struggle4progress Sep 2021 #7

Response to Thomas Hurt (Original post)

Mon Sep 20, 2021, 03:16 PM

1. We have a problem, Facebook.

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Mon Sep 20, 2021, 03:31 PM

3. Am I the only one seeing a stream of INSIDE empirical bad news from Facebook? Looks like minimum

... 3 things they're know they're doing to make US society worse.

Jus ... damn

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Mon Sep 20, 2021, 03:42 PM

5. It's not just FB, but all over social media.



The Democratic Party is a huge chunk of the "territory" of the enemy.

Chatted with someone who apparently believes our party leaders are so weak and lacking in interest in their own historic legislation that they'll sabotage it unnecessarily (!) as a giveaway to conservative senators.

Why on earth? Hoping for an invite to a wedding? Their buddy McConnell asked it as a favor?

Seems obvious the sources pushing this kind of thing about our corrupt pols must be, as usual, trying to disgust and disillusion people into dropping away. SOP.

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Original post)

Mon Sep 20, 2021, 03:59 PM

6. And they still lost.

Corruption does not pay.

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Original post)

Mon Sep 20, 2021, 04:07 PM

7. I doubt they went away. Maybe they're behind the ivermectin craze?

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