Facebook officials on a call with reporters said one known account from Russia'sInternet Research Agency was a co-administrator of one of the fake pages for seven minutes, but the company did not believe that was enough evidence to attribute the campaign to the Russian government.
Facebook said it deleted pages such as Resisters after it found they violate a ban on coordinatedinauthentic behavior.
Facebook said law enforcement officials and Congress have been notified about the company's actions and provided with the information Facebook gathered to trigger the removal.
"The goal of these operations is to sow discord, distrust, and division", said Senator Richard Burr, the committee's chairman.
Washington imposed punitive sanctions on Russia following US intelligence agency conclusions that Moscow interfered to undermine the 2016 US elections, one of the reasons US-Russian relations are at a post-Cold War low. But he said that Democrats, not his fellow Republicans, would be the ones targeted.
On Tuesday, White House spokesman Hogan Gidley said that Trump "has made it clear his administration will not tolerate foreign interference in our electoral process from any nation state or other malicious actors".
But Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer accused the White House of "not doing close to enough" to "shield" USA voters from such foreign influence efforts.
Facebook today revealed that, just in time for the American midterm elections, it's uncovered a new spate of fake news pages guilty of "coordinatedinauthentic behavior".
Facebook added that those who set up the fake accountswent to "much greater lengths to obscure their true identities than the Russian-based Internet Research Agency (IRA) has in the past". One of them, called "No Unite the Right 2 - DC", was scheduled in Washington for August 10 as a counter-protest to a "Unite the Right" in the same city. One event, aimed at challenging the now-canceled "Unite The Right 2" rally, attracted 2,600 signups before it was shut down.
"We think it's inevitable that we will find evidence, and we will find other actors, whether these are from Russian Federation, from other countries, or domestic actors that are looking to continue to try and abuse the platform", Gleicher said. The earliest was created in March of past year, while the most recent was created this May.
Facebook says it has uncovered sophisticated efforts to influence USA politics on its platforms.
The Silicon Valley darling will never stop being a target for those who wish to manipulate people. The examples included anti-Trump material and racially-charged posts, as well as a feminist post, although Facebook did not say if they were representative of the output of the accounts as a whole.
Facebook said the suspect accounts had also run about 150 ads on Facebook and Instagram, costing a total of $11,000 (£8,300). The first ad was created in April 2017, and the last was created in June 2018.
Facebook said it does not know who is behind the efforts, but said there may be connections to Russian Federation and that the pages and accounts were connected to protests planned in Washington next week.
They also used third parties to publish paid advertisements on Facebook, in violation of the social media firm's policies banning foreign entities from buying US political ads. "And we've found evidence of some connections between these accounts and IRA accounts we disabled previous year".
Gold may capitalize on the dollar's weakness if trade tensions put the currency under additional downward pressure. The U.S. currency was 0.37 percent weaker than the 111.4 handle seen at the end of Friday trade in NY .
Trump had viewed Porter as "an honest broker" who would "make sure" different opinions were being "faithfully presented to him". The report adds, "We further assess Putin and the Russian Government developed a clear preference for President-elect Trump".
At this point, Cohen has not has any conversations with prosecutors in the Southern District of NY , one source says. His tweet indicates falling out between the two is complete - Trump had earlier said he didn't expect Cohen to flip.
Some severe thunderstorms with the potential for flooding are making their way to the borough, forecasts show. Next week with highs staying in the upper 80s-low 90s will keep an eye on the models for storm chances.
Prosecutors preparing witnesses for the upcoming trial of President Donald Trump's one-time campaign chairman Paul J. Manafort's lawyer Thomas Zehnle said his client "plac [ed] his trust in the wrong person", that person being Gates.
He also called raids of Cohen's home, office and hotel room earlier this year " inconceivable " and " almost unheard of ". Michael Cohen recorded the conversation with Trump, which was seized by federal agents.
The announcement of the new moons was published Tuesday in the International Astronomical Union Minor Planet Electronic Circular . Two of the newly discovered satellites orbit with a group that are in between the outer group and the Galilean moons.
Harley-Davidson has also announced that it will launch its first electric motorcycle, the Harley-Davidson LiveWire in early 2019. It also plans to add "lighter, smaller and more accessible products" through 2022 in its electric motorcycles portfolio.
However, his colleagues who are Facebook admins for the Alex Jones Channel's and InfoWars' pages can continue to post content. Both pages published new posts on Friday morning, with Jones appearing on a livestream on the Infowars page.
Israeli forces and settlers pulled out of Gaza in 2005 and the enclave is now ruled by the Islamist group Hamas. Kanou called on the global community to "break its silence towards Israeli crimes against humanity".
Flooding, wind damage possible as storms sweep through NC
Wind will continue to crank up from the southeast at 15-20 miles per hour by the afternoon gusting higher than that at points. Prince William fire and rescue officials reported nine people were rescued from flood waters on Saturday .
Yesterday's Tour de France Crashes
No, but the first attack of Roglic , I saw that Froome was in difficulty, but I didn't know if it was a bluff or not. When he somehow climbed out of the ravine and hopped back on his bike, it was a minor miracle.
Trump secures concessions from European Union to avoid trade war
Soybean prices were already falling, dropping 19 percent since early May to a 10-year low and corn is down more than 15 percent. Perdue said the programs are a short-term solution giving President Trump time to work out long-term trade deals in the future.
Google profits soar despite $5B antitrust fine
Similarly, analysts don't expect European Union antitrust probes to force changes that significantly dent Google earnings. Without the approx $5 billion European Union fine, Alphabet would have reported earnings of $11.75 a share.
Kawhi has arrived in Toronto… and he’s even smiling
Under the leadership of DeRozan and All-Star guard Kyle Lowry , the Raptors reached the Eastern Conference finals in 2016. He said he was not as clear as he should have been with DeRozan when they talked earlier this month.
Trump Calls EU 'a Foe' Ahead of Putin Meeting
President Trump has raised eyebrows ahead of his meeting with Putin regarding who he feels are the enemies of the United States. But that doesn't mean they are bad. "They want to do well and we want to do well, and we're starting to do well".