Facebook Reveals Potential Election Meddling By Russia and Others the Day Before Election Day

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Published on November 6, 2018 - Duration: 01:06s

Facebook Reveals Potential Election Meddling By Russia and Others the Day Before Election Day

On the day before one of the most contentious midterm elections, Facebook removing more than 100 accounts both on Instagram and Facebook that were possibly engaging in coordinated activity in French, English and Russian.

Veuer's Nick Cardona has that story.

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Facebook Reveals Potential Election Meddling By Russia and Others the Day Before Election Day

On the day before one of the most contentious midterm elections, ??Facebook removing more than 100 accounts both on Instagram and Facebook that were engaging in coordinated activity in French, English and Russian.

??The social media giant says it was told about the suspicious activity that officials believe may be linked to foreign entities.

??Facebook said that some of the accounts focused on celebrities and others on political debate.

??The department of Homeland Security, the Justice Department, the FBI and the Director of National Intelligence said quote, ??โ€œAmericans should be aware that foreign actors - and Russia in particular - continue to try to influence public sentiment and voter perceptions through actions intended to sow discord.โ€ ??Now, social media companies have been on high alert this election cycle, ??Trying to prevent what happened in the 2016 campaign when several Russian operatives used the sites to spread divisive messages.

??According to USA Today, CEO Mark Zuckerberg told investors that Facebook is getting better at detecting interference but quote, โ€œthere are going to be things our systems miss, no matter how well tuned we are.โ€ ??

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