Facebook on Wednesday said that it found evidence of ad spending related to fake accounts "likely operated out of Russia" during the US presidential election.
Facebook's chief security officer, Alex Stamos, said the company conducted an examination of ads purchased over the past two years in response to mounting concern over "Russian interference in the electoral process" and Facebook's role in spreading misinformation leading up to the election.
NEW YORK (AP) — Yahoo's cybersecurity chief says he's heading to Facebook to become its chief security officer. Alex Stamos said in a Facebook post that he will be joining the social networking company on Monday. He succeeds Joe Sul...
After months of questions about what role Facebook played in Russia’s interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, the social media company said today it sold about $100,000 worth of ads connected to inauthentic accounts and...
Facebook representatives told House and Senate investigators Wednesday that a Russian company linked to a Kremlin intelligence operation used fake accounts to buy about $150,000 in ad posts targeting voters … Click to Continue »
Hundreds of fake Facebook accounts and pages apparently operated out of Russia bought $100,000 in political ads on Facebook during the presidential campaign last year, the company disclosed on Wednesday, Sept. 6.