Iranians operated 30 Facebook pages, 33 individual accounts, and three groups, as well as 16 accounts on Instagram, according to a statement by Facebook’s head of cybersecurity policy Nathaniel Gleicher.
Apparently, the Democrats are not bothered by the jihad interference in our elections. On the other hand, they used a bogus Russia collusion story to mire President Trump in a Kafkaesue investigation while systematically silencing conservatives on social media – all because of “Russia.” –Pamela Geller
I’m sure the press will run with this BIGLY right guys???
Iranians Caught Posing As Americans On Facebook To Hype Mueller Investigation, Slam Trump And Kavanaugh https://t.co/59uyjDh0Mp
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) October 27, 2018
Facebook on Friday deleted 82 pages, groups and accounts that it determined were part of an online influence operation located in Iran.
The Iranians operated 30 Facebook pages, 33 individual accounts and three groups, as well as 16 accounts on Facebook-owned Instagram, Facebook head of cybersecurity policy Nathaniel Gleicher said in a statement Friday.
The pages had over a combined 1 million followers and the groups had more than 25,000 members, Gleicher said.
Facebook provided several examples of the Iranian propaganda, which promoted former National Football League (NFL) quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s activism while criticizing President Donald Trump and Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
“The Page administrators and account owners typically represented themselves as US citizens, or in a few cases UK citizens — and they posted about politically charged topics such as race relations, opposition to the President, and immigration. Despite attempts to hide their true identities, a manual review of these accounts linked their activity to Iran,” Gleicher said. More
Are the Iranians just making use of the billions that Obama gave them to influence our elections? No doubt John Kerry was helping write their opinions for them… A little ‘shadow government’ foreign policy? Here’s a job for Robert Mueller. Let him investigate this one.
BTW, If Americans are going to be influenced by memes like those we’ve got a bigger problem than Iranian trolls. I expect there are dozens of countries that troll American politics for one reason or another. People should be skeptical about what information they are willing to believe.
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