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Facebook takes down Russian operation that recruited U.S. journalists, amid rising concerns about election misinformation

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Facebook takes down Russian operation that recruited U.S. journalists, amid rising concerns about election misinformation
Photo caption: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before senators in April 2018. (Alex Wong/Getty Images). Article by Elizabeth Dwoskin and Craig Timberg.

The social media giant acted against a small network of pages and accounts that directed users to a fake left-leaning news site called Peace Data

Facebook removed a network of fake accounts and pages created by Russian operatives who had recruited U.S. journalists to write articles critical of Democratic nominee Joe Biden and his running mate, Sen. Kamala D. Harris, in an apparent bid to undermine their support among liberal voters. […]

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