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Facebook Derails Deception Campaign Ahead Of US Election

Facebook on Tuesday said it derailed a fledgling deception campaign aimed at the US that was trying to gain momentum ahead of the presidential election next week. The effort orchestrated from Mexico posted in English and Spanish on topics including racial injustice; feminism and the environment, using a small bit of content posted in the past by the Russian Internet Research Agency. Facebook did not link the campaign to Russia, saying it had so far only traced control to unspecified people in Mexico. The network began creating accounts in April, hiding identities and intent of those involved, according to Facebook […]

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