dipsomania is no defense, but troll-bots are, as Facebook polices disinformation coordination

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Another FB side-show story that shows how social media will get worse before it gets better in this election. Apparently Trumpist supporters engaged in disinformation onshoring are no different that the crowds who promote the Trump campaign rallies and swarm new objects of scorn like the “liberal hack” fundraising for Senator McSally using Manu Raju. In other Robert Hyde information coordination, there is now a name for the mysterious Belgian number that he was texting for the location of Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch.

WASHINGTON— Facebook Inc. late Friday took down a network of several dozen Facebook pages that were coordinating posts defending Robert F. Hyde, a figure who has become embroiled in the impeachment investigation.

The pages described themselves as representing groups of supporters of President Trump from different states, and several of them had the same contact information and other details as Mr. Hyde’s Republican campaign for a House seat in Connecticut.

Facebook’s move was one of its most high-profile attempts to combat coordinated behavior by domestic actors on its platform, which is a violation of its policies. The apparent coordination of the pages was uncovered in an analysis conducted by the social-media intelligence company Storyful and included in an article published earlier on Friday in The Wall Street Journal.

“When we find networks of Pages misleading people by concealing who controls them, we require those owners to show additional information. In this case, the necessary disclosure was not made, so per our policy, the Pages have been removed,” a Facebook spokeswoman said.

After House Democrats released text messages this week in which Mr. Hyde told Lev Parnas, an associate of Rudy Giuliani, that suggested he was monitoring the movements of the then-U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, the Facebook pages began sharing posts from Mr. Hyde’s campaign page in which he defended his actions, the analysis showed.

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Alfred Higgins
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Alfred Higgins

All Repugs, all the time. Lie and deny, just like tRump!

DHG
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All involved with politics are liars, the devil runs this system and he is the father of the lie. Some more than others, that is quite evident. Most who still have a conscience and morals wont touch politics ever and its why we get the garbage we have

Alfred Higgins
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Alfred Higgins

And, the Citizens United Decision is the mother of the lie.

J. M.
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J. M.

So true! They do not want to dance with devil.

DHG
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Facebook needs to be knocked off the internet by any means available. Forever.

fishouttaH2o
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fishouttaH2o

Please allow me to respectfully disagree. We can both play that game you know. For instance, I know a woman that posted a photo & was talking about the radical violent democrats at a demonstration against the constitution or some such nonsense & I checked it & went on to tell her that the photo was from an uprising in Romania from 2015, Democrats are not demonstrating violently anywhere, & she should stop posting crap like this because she’s just working for Putin. I can counter false information this way. My way of fighting back against trump’s evil I suppose.

J. M.
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J. M.

It’s much,much bigger than you. Good luck though.

chris whitley
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chris whitley

Funny how trump in all these pictures and doesn’t know anyone he’s posing with.

David
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David

He loves posing with shady characters he claims he doesn’t know, even having had breakfast with them.