Facebook Failed to Address Concerns About Russian Online Interference in Ukraine

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In 2015 Ukrainian government had been urging Facebook to stop the Kremlin’s spreading of misinformation on the social network, The Washington Post reports.

In the three years since then, Ukrainian officials say the company has failed to address most of their concerns about Russian online interference that predated similar interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

The tactics identified by officials, such as coordinated activity to overwhelm Facebook’s system and the use of impostor accounts, are the same as in the 2016 contest — and continue to challenge Facebook ahead of next month’s midterm elections in the U.S.

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