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Facebook roped in PR firm in smear campaign against rivals: Report

For over a year Facebook had amassed evidence of Russian activity through an investigation led by its former security chief, Alex Stamos

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Facebook misled the public about its knowledge of Russian hackers’ use of the powerful platform to meddle in the 2016 US presidential election, a New York Times investigation reported on Thursday. It also said Facebook has at times smeared critics as anti-Semitic or tried to link activists to billionaire investor George Soros, and tried to shift public anger away toward rival tech firms. In a lengthy investigative piece that is likely to trigger political repercussions in Washington, the Times argued that Facebook’s way of dealing with crisis was to “delay, ...