Exclusive: FBI tracked ‘fake news’ believed to be from Russia on Election Day

Exclusive: FBI tracked ‘fake news’ believed to be from Russia on Election Day
CNN Breaking News ^ | 8/04/2017 | Shimon Prokupecz, Pamela Brown and Evan Perez

Posted on 8/4/2017, 4:52:22 PM by Cementjungle

Washington (CNN)The FBI monitored social media on Election Day last year in an effort to track a suspected Russian disinformation campaign utilizing “fake news,” CNN has learned.

In the months leading up to Election Day, Twitter and Facebook were the feeding grounds for viral “news” stories floating conspiracies and hoaxes, many aimed at spreading negative false claims about Hillary Clinton.

“Are you kidding?” that official recalled saying to others at the White House as they celebrated a successful election. “What they did worked!”

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com

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