Europe Worries as Facebook Fights Manipulation

Posted in: Internet Use/New Technologies at 23/08/2018 15:37

The picture was just like many of the other Facebook posts criticizing Britain’s decision to leave the European Union: a fake commemorative stamp showing a person preparing to shoot himself in the foot.

But on Tuesday, Facebook revealed that the unremarkable post was anything but. It originated from an Iranian-backed group aimed at Britain, in what the company said was the first known instance of a foreign influence campaign aimed at people outside the United States.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/22/business/facebook-russia-iran-britain.html

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