UK Guardian: Israeli-based group uses Facebook to spread disinformation to more than a million followers around the world, singling out Muslim US congresswomen

A mysterious Israeli-based group uses 21 Facebook pages to churn out more than a thousand coordinated fake news posts per week to more than a million followers around the world. It milks the traffic for revenue from digital advertising.

Somali-born Omar is the most frequent target. She has been mentioned in more than 1,400 posts since the network began two years ago. Tlaib has been mentioned nearly 1,200 times. Both totals are far higher than any other member of Congress.

Using web archiving services and domain registry information, the Guardian has been able to confirm a key figure in the network is Ariel Elkaras, a thirtysomething jewelry salesman and online operator living on the outskirts of the Israeli city of Tel Aviv.  Read more:

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/dec/05/ilhan-omar-rashida-tlaib-targeted-far-right-fake-news-operation-facebook

and

“The Guardian’s investigation has revealed that the Israel-based group gains access to existing rightwing and far-right Facebook pages by approaching local administrators and offering to act as editors who could bring new content and increase reach.

Once they gain access, the Israeli administrators publish identical posts almost simultaneously to the network’s 21 Facebook pages, which have a combined 1 million followers around the globe. Queensland University of Technology researchers worked with the Guardian to confirm that the Facebook posts are being distributed by a single source across the 21 pages, probably using auto-scheduling software.

The network published 5,695 coordinated posts receiving 846,424 likes, shares or comments in October alone, Guardian analysis shows. In total, the network has published at least 165,000 posts and attracted 14.3m likes, shares or comments.”  Read more:

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/dec/05/monetising-hate-covert-enterprise-co-opts-far-right-facebook-pages-to-churn-out-anti-islamic-posts

 

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5 COMMENTS

  1. Mooo sod and IDF run a site for bringing overwhelming numbers of Israel supporters to a website, article or to attack persons….www (dot) act-il (dot) com.

    Israel interference with this group alone makes Russia influence seem very small. They comment like a herd….usually the same hate and superior entitlement propaganda provided by the Israel handlers

  2. We’ve been cucked since the Reagan Administration handed PROMIS over to the Israelis using Ghizlane’s daddy as a conduit. Remember P-Tech? There were there to insure that all systems failed when they launched their cruise missile attacks on 9/11. Microsoft is a late comer the traitors over at Intel were already there developing a chip with a back door as part of its architecture so the Israelis have total access. Seacord’s wet dream of Total Information Awareness. They should change their slogan to “Israel Inside”.

    Say what you want about Apple but at least they’re in the process of developing a new chip that’s replace Intels in their computers. Hopefully they won’t make them in Israel.

  3. This has been going on for years it was SITE “Intelligence” that posted the fake UBL vids posthumously that were accepted as the gospel ‘truth” by the Zionist controlled media. Hasbara trolls have continued their work unabated even infecting sites like Indian Country. Many are run directly out of Israel’s 8200 but they also hire sayim in the US, England and Europe, especially Ukraine. This is the real election interference in the last general election but of course the Muller “Investigation” and the current phony “Impeachment” is seeking to cover all this up.

  4. I believe the term is “Hasbara trolls”. By Way of Deception; sometimes clever, most times pretty lame.

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