Russia Promoted Anti-Immigrant Events Using Fake Accounts On Facebook

An attendee wearing a Donald Trump mask holds up a campaign sign at a campaign rally for Donald Trump 2016 Republican presidential nominee in Moon Township Pennsylvania U.S. on Sunday Nov. 6 2016. Trump and his aides insist his supporters'

An attendee wearing a Donald Trump mask holds up a campaign sign at a campaign rally for Donald Trump 2016 Republican presidential nominee in Moon Township Pennsylvania U.S. on Sunday Nov. 6 2016. Trump and his aides insist his supporters'

At the time, Facebook's chief security fficer said that the "vast majority of ads run by these accounts didn't specifically reference the USA presidential election, voting or a particular candidate".

Some of the ads bought by Russians on Facebook a year ago promoted events during the United States presidential campaign, Facebook Inc said on Tuesday, indicating that alleged meddling ahead of the 2016 election went beyond social media.

The Daily Beast alleges that the spokesperson failed to elaborate, but that "Russian operatives" using false identities used the company's ad tool to promote events that were both anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant in places like Idaho.

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Facebook said last week it found about $100,000 in ad spending connected to fake accounts probably run from Russian Federation.

"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 event posting said.

Facebook said in a statement that its takedown of what the company last week called Russian-affiliated pages included shutting down "several promoted events".

UN Security Council unanimously approves new sanctions on North Korea
The UN sanctions passed against North Korea on Monday bans textile exports and restricts shipments of oil products to Pyongyang. Han also said North Korea refuses to recognize the resolution of the Security Council because it has "no legal basis".

"We must stop taking in Muslim refugees!" the description warned. "We demand open and thorough investigation of all the cases regarding Muslim refugees!", it continued. "All government officials, who are covering up for these criminals, should be fired!" One cached Facebook event which appears to be the same one flagged by the Beast had just 48 interested attendees, with only four marked as "went", a category that does not necessarily denote a physical presence at the rally. Revelations about Russian actors and their potential to have influenced the USA political process are leading regulators and officials to reconsider their approach to state-sponsored media organizations like the Kremlin-backed Sputnik.

Warner told reporters Tuesday he would speak with Senate Intel Committee chairman Richard Burr (R-NC) "later today and later this week" about a potential public hearing involving the megalithic social media companies. Chobani had subsequently sued the right-wing site Infowars and forced it to retract, with an apology, reports claiming it had been "caught importing migrant rapists". "More than three-quarters of Democrats, but less than one-third of Republicans, said they felt comfortable with societal changes that have made the US more diverse", the Journal reported.

N. Korea warns United States of 'greatest pain,' rejects new United Nations sanctions
North Korea has been hit by a new set of United Nations sanctions following the country's latest nuclear test on 3 September. The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) is "ready to use a form of ultimate means", said Han without elaborating.

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