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Judi Lynn

(161,408 posts)
Thu Aug 30, 2018, 04:54 PM Aug 2018

The U.S. planned to get into the fake Facebook game in Cuba


Turns out plans for Facebook fakes aren't limited to just Russia and Iran.
CASEY MICHEL
AUG 30, 2018, 4:41 PM

Earlier this month, Facebook unveiled something of a watershed moment when it came to social media interference operations. As Facebook revealed, hundreds of fake accounts — including those pushing Scottish secession — had been traced back to Iran, including some tying directly to Iran’s main propaganda organ, Press TV.

With the revelation, it was clear that Facebook fakery — and fake accounts on other platforms, from Instagram to Twitter — was no longer the limited to Russia alone. Other actors had watched Russia’s success, and were looking to follow suit.

And now, another government has been outed as planning to push inauthentic Facebook accounts to spread mixtures of news and opinion to unwitting audiences: the United States.

As the Miami New Times revealed last week, the U.S. had “put together its own plans to use Facebook to foment dissent clandestinely[.]” The target? Cuba.

More:
https://thinkprogress.org/the-u-s-planned-to-get-into-the-fake-facebook-game-in-cuba-b80848761819/
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The U.S. planned to get into the fake Facebook game in Cuba (Original Post) Judi Lynn Aug 2018 OP
The Miami New Times is a good alternate newspaper! Demit Aug 2018 #1
They have done outstanding work. It's good to see a comment in their favor. Judi Lynn Sep 2018 #2
 

Demit

(11,238 posts)
1. The Miami New Times is a good alternate newspaper!
Thu Aug 30, 2018, 05:20 PM
Aug 2018

This is an eye-opening story, isn't it? I'll bet the New Times scooped the Miami Herald on this. Damn.

Judi Lynn

(161,408 posts)
2. They have done outstanding work. It's good to see a comment in their favor.
Sat Sep 1, 2018, 01:15 AM
Sep 2018

They take a real interest in the community, the state, the human race. Good writers.

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