Facebook reports that it has uncovered an ongoing influence campaign -- fake accounts and fake pages focused on divisive social issues and the election. Facebook isn’t pointing fingers, but the ads look similar to those linked to Russian groups. And the company says the effort has been effective. One of the pages in question reached nearly 300,000 users.
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President Donald Trump slammed the Koch family on Twitter today. He called their influential network of Republican donors “highly overrated.” He said the “globalist” billionaire brothers have become “a total joke in real Republican circles.” David Koch stepped down from both the family business and its political groups last month because of declining health. And Charles Koch has been a vocal critic of Trump’s tariffs.
MoviePass promised to change moviegoing forever. When it began, the subscription service cost $10 a month and allowed you to see a movie a day. The deal changed a number of times, and now the fee is $15 a month. Subscribers are upset. The company is scrambling. The stock price fell below $1 today.
Alissa Wilkinson, Vox
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