Report: Russia organized protests in US on Facebook

The Hill
September 12, 2017

Russian agents have used Facebook to promote protests in the United States, including one anti-immigrant protest during the 2016 election, according to The Daily Beast.

The anti-immigrant protest occurred in August of 2016 in Idaho, the news outlet reported.

Facebook confirmed that it “shut down several promoted events as part of the takedown we described last week.”

The protest in Idaho reportedly focused on a town’s Muslim refugees.

“Due to the town of Twin Falls, Idaho, becoming a center of refugee resettlement, which led to the huge upsurge of violence towards American citizens, it is crucial to draw society’s attention to this problem,” the protest’s event notice read.

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This article was posted: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 8:22 am

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