Facebook removes fake pages believed to be created by Russians to influence the midterms

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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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April Glaser - Slate technology writer - @aprilaser

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Madeleine Brand

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Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Amy Ta, Christian Bordal, Quinn O'Toole, Yael Even Or