Russian trolls created 129 bogus Facebook events during 2016 race, reaching hundreds of thousands

(Worthy News) – Russian internet trolls created over 100 events displayed to Facebook users during the 2016 U.S. presidential race, in turn reaching more than a quarter of a million unique accounts during the course of Moscow’s alleged election meddling, the social network revealed in congressional testimony released Thursday.

Facebook identified 129 event pages made by the Internet Research Agency (IRA), a Russian company that engaged in “state-sponsored information operations” across its platform during the 2016 race, Facebook said in a written statement dated Jan. 8 and released by the Senate Intelligence Committee.

“Approximately 338,300 unique accounts viewed these events. About 25,800 accounts marked that they were interested in an event, and about 62,500 marked that they were going to an event,” Facebook said. [ Source: Washington Times(Read More…) ]