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Facebook found fake accounts leaking stolen info to sway presidential election

Facebook says some groups tried to use its platform to sway the outcome of the U.S. presidential election.

In a case study of the 2016 presidential election, the company said it found several instances of "information operations," its term for governments and organizations who attempt to sway political opinion by spreading fake news and other nefarious tactics.

The case study was included in Facebook's white paper on "information operations." It also detailed ways it was combating "fake news" and other misinformation spread by adding new technologies and creating more security features.

The company did not specify who the targets were or who was behind the attacks. However, it said its own findings do "not contradict" the U.S. Director of National Intelligence report on Jan. 6. The report was on Russian efforts to influence the election, and claimed Russian President Vladimir Putin was behind a campaign to get his "clear preference," Donald Trump into the White House.


The Trump Slump:

S A D .

AP: BREAKING: US economy grew just 0.7 percent in Q1, weakest showing in 3 years.



Alex Jones' "I'm an actor!" defense didn't seem to work. Ex-wife wins joint custody of children

VERDICT: Kelly Jones gets joint custody of children and gets to decide who they live with.


"There is evidence of collusion." Rep. Eric Swalwell

"There is evidence of collusion."

—Rep. Eric Swalwell



Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha


TRUMP re: N Korea Leader Kim: 'not many 27-year-old men could go in and take over a regime'



Oh & there is THIS:

"There is a chance that we could end up having a major, major conflict with North Korea.
Absolutely," Trump told Reuters in an Oval Office interview ahead of his 100th day in office on Saturday.


One president, 100 days, nearly 1,000 tweets


Don't yawn at Trump's 1st 100 days. Lies & corruption on a massive scale have set USA back for years

I had a man
Tell me things
Made me feel
Just like a queen
And I thought
He was the one
I would hold
Oh yes I did
But one day
I looked around
That old man
Was nowhere to be found
100 days for this heart to unfold


3. The most dangerous president ever. Everyday citizens have taken heart -- and they should -- over the way that a hastily organized Resistance to Trump's policy has not only arisen so quickly but has used the remaining trappings of American democracy, such as the courts and lobbying wavering members of Congress, to stop the worst of it so far. The Muslim ban. The repeal of Obamacare. The war on our sanctuary cities.

There's just one problem. The Resistance has little ability -- none, really -- to thwart the most awsome power we've given to American presidents in the national security state that arose after World War II, which is the power to make war and peace. But mostly war. Trump is desperate for what he calls "wins." He hasn't learned very much these 98 days -- learning's not really his thing, if you know what I mean -- but his reckless and impulsive strike on Syria, his dropping of the Pretty Big One on Afghanistan, and now his brinksmanship with Pyongyang have shown him that large explosions can bring him instant adulation with the push of a button, just like the one he hits to get a fresh glass of Coke.

Think back through the history of authoritarian, strongman-type leaders -- and how many of them waged major wars. It's kind of what they do, in the end. The only way for a ruler like Trump to sustain the kind of nationalistic fervor that keeps him on top is by creating enemies -- and there comes a day when "Crooked Hillary" or the "dishonest" news media just isn't big enough. That is the day that I dread. The day when it won't matter so much whether moderate Republican House members support him on health care.

This is what we've learned in 100 days and 100 nights -- that one con man can so quickly break the heart of the American Experiment and crush the faith that it's taken 241 up-and-down years to build up. How many years with it take to build back the trust in our elections, our institutions, and the notion that we are a functioning democracy? Two years? Five? Ten? And here's the part that's even scarier. We're just talking now about the damage that a Trump presidency has caused in 100 days. Baring impeachment or the nuclear armageddon, there's a mind-boggling 1,361 days to go.


Babies and children are listed in Homeland Security's immigrant database of alleged criminals

The Trump administration’s online database of immigrants in detention was supposed to help the public search for potential criminals. But when it launched Wednesday, an immigration attorney noticed something unusual: babies.

Turns out, the system mistakenly included children in immigration custody, some as young as a few months.

A 3-year-old boy from El Salvador detained in Texas and a 4-year-old Guatemalan girl in Phoenix were among scores of children listed in the public system.

The database also included unaccompanied minors — children who came to the United States without their parents — who are currently held in group homes.


Oh the irony:

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