Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire via ZUMA Press Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. Facebook announced early Thursday morning that it had removed hundreds of troll pages and accounts posing as eastern European news outlets that were actually linked to staff of the Russian state news agency, Sputnik. The batch of removed content included 289 pages and 75 Facebook accounts that pumped out anti-NATO sentiment alongside posts on anti-corruption and promoting protests. Nearly 800,000 users followed the accounts, which targeted people in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Romania, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. The pages and accounts spent $135,000 on Facebook ads between October 2013 and this month, and created roughly 190 events. Facebook could not confirm whether or not any gatherings actually occurred. Facebook said it has been in contact with US law enforcement, the US Congress, other technology … [Read more...] about Facebook Takes Down Hundreds of Fake Pages linked to Russian State News
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Danica Kirka, Associated Press Updated 6:09 pm CDT, Monday, October 22, 2018 LONDON (AP) — The chair of an influential British parliamentary committee said Monday that the government has failed to take seriously the threat posed by Russia and other malign actors in the digital age The comments come three months after the influential parliamentary media committee warned of a democratic crisis due to the manipulation of information. Committee Chairman Damian Collins said that the government has fully accepted only three of the committee's 42 recommendations. "We need to see a more coordinated approach across government to combat campaigns of disinformation being organized by Russian agencies seeking to disrupt and undermine our democracy," he said. "The government's response gives us no real indication of what action is being taken on this important issue." Social media companies have come under pressure globally following allegations that political consultant … [Read more...] about UK government accused of lack of action on Russian fake news
Technology 21 August 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-45257081 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Russian attempts to launch cyber-attacks against US conservative groups have been thwarted, Microsoft says.The software company said … [Read more...] about Microsoft ‘halts Russian political hack’
Rashid Khan, 19-year-old single-handedly took the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) home, against the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the second Qualifier of the IPL 2018, at the Eden Gardens on Friday. Both, CSK and SRH, banking on their strong batting and bowling line-up will leave no stone unturned to win the coveted title. There is no doubt that today's match is going to be an absolute cracker."Fielding is one department where you can't make excuses, compared to a year ago, I've worked really hard on my fielding".CSK secured their finals berth with a hard-fought victory over SRH in the first playoff.He has made rapid strides since making his global debut in October 2015 as a 17-year-old, in February becoming the youngest to top the worldwide Cricket Council's rankings for bowlers in the Twenty20 and 50-overs format. Lungi Ngidi goes up against Shikhar Dhawan, while Bhuvneshwar Kumar will have to tackle two worldwide stars in Faf du Plessis and Shane Watson.If you are a Jio subscriber, you … [Read more...] about Political News: Celebrities Going Gaga Over Rashid Khan
MOSCOW — As I was preparing to leave for Moscow, Russian friends were telling me that the TV talk shows – in expectation of a U.S. missile strike on Syria — were hyping the advent of World War III. President Trump had warned Russia, which has forces in Syria, that the “missiles were coming.” But by the time I arrived late Sunday, the mood had totally shifted. Neither TV news nor Russians I spoke with were talking about war. U.S. military officials had given prior warnings to Russian counterparts: The strikes on three Syrian sites had been largely symbolic, and no Russians had been hurt. With the advance warning from Trump, the Syrians probably moved out anything they wanted to save. But even as I settled into Moscow, the yo-yo of U.S.-Russian relations kept bouncing. On Sunday, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, announced that Trump would impose new sanctions on Russia shortly. On Monday, the White House said Trump … [Read more...] about Report from Moscow: Russian TV news exacerbates disconnect between Putin and the U.S.