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What Trump Still Gets Wrong About How Russia Played Facebook - WIRED

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Special Counsel Robert Mueller released a bombshell indictment Friday, implicating 13 Russian nationals and detailing a multi-year, costly, and widespread effort to influence the 2016 presidential election. At the center of that effort were Facebook
Trump Cites Facebook Executive In 'Fake News' Twitter Rant Over Russian Indic


USATODAY.com News - Top StoriesFeb 17, 2018
Trump scolds 'Fake News Media' over reporting of Russian meddling in 2016 election
President takes on the press for its reporting of an indictment resulting from the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.        

NY Post National NewsFeb 17, 2018
Trump: ‘Fake News Media' is ignoring the real Russia story
President Trump griped Saturday that the news media ignored the fact that Russia's Facebook ad spending rose after he won the 2016 election — a sign in his view that Russia had some other goal than putting him in office. "The Fake News Media never fails. Hard to ignore this fact from the Vice President...

Fox NewsFeb 17, 2018
Trump pushes back against 'Fake News Media' coverage of Russian meddling
President Trump pushed back Saturday against coverage by what he called the "Fake News Media" on revelations about Russian meddling in the 2016 election -- saying the meddling began well before he ran for office and citing a Facebook official who said swaying the election was not Russia's main goal.

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McMaster Says Evidence of Russia Meddling 'Incontrovertible' (NPR U.S. News)

USATODAY.com News - Top StoriesFeb 17, 2018
Indictment: Russians also tried to help Bernie Sanders, Jill Stein presidential campaigns
Robert Mueller's investigation shows President Trump wasn't the only candidate the Russians allegedly tried to boost during the 2016 campaign.        

Top Stories - Google NewsFeb 17, 2018
Trump's National Security Chief Calls Russian Interference 'Incontrovertible' - New York Times

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MUNICH — Just hours after the Justice Department indicted 13 Russians in what it charged was a broad conspiracy to alter the 2016 election, President Trump's national security adviser, Lt. Gen. H. R. McMaster, accused Moscow of engaging in a campaign
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Yahoo NewsFeb 16, 2018
Thirteen Russians charged with US election meddling as shocking detail of allegations is laid bare
The full scale of alleged Russian election meddling has been revealed as 13 people were charged and their alleged crimes recounted in remarkable detail.  The Russians worked for the Internet Research Agency, a pro-Kremlin troll factory in St Petersburg, and were accused of using social media to undermine the 2016 American election.  A 37-page indictment produced by the team of Robert Mueller, the special counsel leading the investigation, gives the fullest ever account of alleged Russian interference.  It describes how Russian agents created hundreds of social media accounts on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube to influence the election.  Some accounts were created through US internet servers and made to look like they were run by American political activists rather than Russians, according to US prosecutors.  Inside Russia's 'troll factory': The agency accused of interfering in the US election Posts were allegedly used to systematically undermine Hillary Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee, and support Donald Trump, then the Republican candidate, as well as Bernie Sanders, Mrs Clinton's Democratic rival.  So effective were the accounts that some Americans were taken in and convinced to hold up anti-Clinton signs at rallies by the Russians, it is claimed.  Robert Mueller is heading the investigation Credit: AP The Russians were also able to stage pro-Trump rallies by promoting them on social media, offering to p

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