The Times concluded that “Melvin Redick” on Facebook was a fake American created by Russia as part of its propaganda campaign. But where did the man’s photos come from?
The page, posing as an activist group, was one of hundreds of fake accounts Russia used in an information campaign during the election, a revelation that has put Facebook on the defensive.
Posing as ordinary Americans on Facebook and building “warlists” of Twitter accounts, suspected Russian agents infiltrated last year’s election.
Privacy experts said the specific answers posted in response to the meme could be used by marketers to target ads or by hackers to breach secure accounts.
By JONAH ENGEL BROMWICH April 16, 2017 The police in Cleveland were searching for a suspect after a man was fatally shot on Sunday in an act that was broadcast live on Facebook and viewed thousands of times before the video was removed. In a separate...