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Russia-backed Facebook page colored with hot-button phrases

 

October 13, 2017



SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — What does Russia-sponsored political influence look like on Facebook?

An Associated Press analysis of the content on a now-shuttered Facebook page called "Being Patriotic" shows it's colored with words like "illegal," ''country" and "American" and phrases like "illegal alien," ''Sharia law" and "Welfare state."

"Being Patriotic" was among 470 pages and accounts that Facebook shut down in recent weeks in response to a congressional probe into Russian meddling in last year's election.

While Facebook says it deleted the posts this week, the AP was able to perform a conte...



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