Facebook Bans Massive Fake Pro-Trump Network As Election Looms | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

Facebook Bans Massive Fake Pro-Trump Network As Election Looms | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC 1

 

Ben Collins, tech and media reporter for NBC News, talks with Rachel Maddow about how a company using fake accounts with artificial user photos and a pro-Trump agenda was banned by Facebook after it had amassed tens of millions of followers using ads and clickbait content. Aired on 12/20/19.
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Facebook Bans Massive Fake Pro-Trump Network As Election Looms | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

78 Comments on "Facebook Bans Massive Fake Pro-Trump Network As Election Looms | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC"

  1. Ohnoitsthatguy | December 21, 2019 at 2:17 AM | Reply

    Poison the well. Think for yourself. The emperor wears no clothes.

  2. Better flush em out of yt as well.

    • YT doesn’t flush it’s fake accts — YT embraces them. YT is where all the fakes flock to every time Twitter or Facebook– flushes or bans them .

    • Looks like borscht bots all over the comments here. They’ were on YT before FB staarted. I’d bet they were the majority of Paulians that swarmed YT.

  3. Ppl, delete your FB accounts. You’ll thank me later.

    • Rohitava Banerjee | December 21, 2019 at 9:03 PM | Reply

      I deleted mine after the Cambridge Analytica Scandal. Don’t miss it a day, in fact it gave me a new peace of mind.

    • Just common sense that legit news cannot be trusted on social media. If I do see news on a social media site I cross check with multiple legit news sources. Too many simple minded people that lack critical thinking skills in this country. Everything you read in this day and age should be taken with a grain of salt, especially on social media sites.

    • @R&R My cell phone is just an expensive clock these days, I use it so rarely for texting I have to make one call every six months to prevent them cutting me off due to pay as you go terms and conditions of my provider.

    • I thank you NOW.

  4. Norman Gaskill | December 21, 2019 at 2:21 AM | Reply

    Need another segment on this, but dumb it down so every one gets it

    • Lmfao

    • Spaced without a trace | December 21, 2019 at 10:20 AM | Reply

      Thats how you captivate the brilliant tRUMP voter. Build a wall. Real simple ideas work for real simple people. UH DUH, MEXICO WILL PAY FOR THE WALL. yeah right. give me a break.

    • TAX breaks for huge corporations will stimulate the economy, they will do enovation, hire and train more people , and as soon as Republicans get rid of Social Security and Medicaid and Medicare and health care for all , Moscow Mitch & Madame. Mitch McConnell’s wife Madame her name is Cho , transportation Secretary will join the billionaire’$ club …

    • @Spaced without a trace you sound angry unclepa at it again?

    • @barry colley The Democrats are working on a bill that will remove the $10,000 cap on what millionaires and billionaires can deduct from their taxes. That’s a really nice tax gift to millionaires and billionaires. But lets keep pretending that Trump is the problem.

  5. Haven’t used FB in years. I don’t miss it.

  6. ma,ma gee's gospel | December 21, 2019 at 2:37 AM | Reply

    Russia is already interfering in the Elections, I hope they block all that Propaganda, and all those Alternative facts ! 😖🙏🏼👍🏻

    • @Maggie Rezac they are attacking the people who use an avatar to have what little privacy they can get. So it is an attack on free speech. And in my circle of friends we are not afraid to say “Merry Christmas”! No PC directive in these mountains and foothills. So enjoy whichever holiday you celebrate and be well.

    • ma,ma gee's gospel | December 21, 2019 at 1:01 PM | Reply

      @David Sanchez YA’LL ARE JUST LIKE YOUR CULT LEADER, LOVE FOREIGN HELP IN ELECTIONS, TRUMP’S NOTHING BUT A TRAITOR AND CHIEF, AND COMMANDER AND THIEF, AND HIM AND PUTIN CAN, DICTATE Y’ALL, BUT THEY CAN’T DICTATE US ALL ! 😡🙏🏼👍🏻

    • ma,ma gee's gospel | December 21, 2019 at 1:11 PM | Reply

      YA’LL SHOULDN’T BE HERE ON MSNBC LOOKING FOR TROUBLE, WHY DON’T YOU GUYS GO BACK TO FOX LYING NEWS, AND YA’LLS ALT RIGHT NEWS MEDIA’S, THAT LOVES ALTERNATIVE FACTS, AND PUSHING PROPAGANDA, LIKE YOU GUYS DO, YA’LL ARE ON IN THE WRONG COMMENT SECTION ! 😳😢🙏🏼👍🏻

    • ma,ma gee's gospel | December 21, 2019 at 1:21 PM | Reply

      @David Sanchez IT’S A DIFFERENT FORM OF FREE SPEECH, AND JUST BLANKLY SPREADING DANGEROUS AND MISLEADING THINGS, TOO DISRUPTED AND CAUSE HATED, VIOLENCE, DIVISION AND CHAOS ! 🙏🏼👍🏻😳😖🤯😢

  7. Gaetano Vindigni | December 21, 2019 at 2:37 AM | Reply

    Sen McConnell and his “bodyguard of liars” continue to protect not the truth but another liar and an impeached criminal who continues to serve only the interests of oligarchs and putin at the expense of Americans health and welfare. 

    Vote on November 3, 2020 to end the attack on our Republic.

  8. Cancel facebook. It is taking liberties that are underhanded and misleading. Outrageous!!!

  9. How many FAKE people are you listening to?

  10. Folks it’s really simple, ban Facebook. I have. Life is so much better. Now I concentrate on REAL friends.

  11. About time Facebook did something Re the countless fake profiles

  12. Sheepless N Seattle | December 21, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Reply

    Delete Facebook. Problem solved.

    • Epoch news is on yt,also.stay connected

    • not really, they are on several social media platforms. You can only solve the problem by understand how it works. You don’t need to learn to code or linear algebra to understand books like Weapons of Math Destruction.

    • Communication is key to the advancement of civilization. Maybe you should just build that wall around yourself.

  13. Social media is not where you should get your information from all the time stay awake America do your research to get to the real TRUTH!!!!!!!

  14. Search for the truth | December 21, 2019 at 11:18 AM | Reply

    Left Facebook and Twitter 2 years ago. Feeling better, cleaner, smarter, more connected with my family and friends. Have never seen or read political discourse on either website. You know that feeling that there’s something dead about Facebook? Go with that. It is dead. Get over it. Get a life.

  15. I wonder how Youtube is combating these same foreign agents.

  16. If you are letting Facebook sell your personal information its your own fault.

    • it is not about selling information. They didn’t “sell” anything but ads. Russia and a company called Cambridige Analytica abused the system and simply used Machine Learning to target people very specifically and then add fake content and ads. Just look at some of these comments, why do you think any conservative will be watching MSNBC? They aren’t the comments are bots or paid trolls.

    • Jhon Shephard Yes I understand the jest of the video.
      Farcebook still has sold THOUSANDS of peoples private information.

    • Jhon Shephard Im a conservative not a bot.

  17. There’s a reason why Facebook and other similar companies, have been sued in Europe. They take people’s personal information, and sell it to companies, who use it for any purpose they choose. The reason they aren’t being sued in the US is because republicans and their backers, who bought the government of the US, believes in unregulated capitalism. Democrats on the other hand believe in regulating capitalism, when they prey on the citizens of this country.

  18. Redneck Renditions | December 21, 2019 at 1:33 PM | Reply

    I call it FAKEbook for a reason

  19. That`s nothing compared to whats going on on youtube….

  20. I can’t wait for Google to take down all the fake accounts on YouTube.. they are obvious shills working for Trump* and the Kremlin.

    • Google, YouTube, Facebook, and Trump (etc.) Are all owned by talmudic jooz.

    • you can’t just keep waiting. Learn the basic concepts of how it works. You don’t need to code or learn math to read related books like Weapons of Math Destruction or take a free course like Fast.AI’s Machine Learning or Deep Learning. If your relatives ask how this works, show them the last 20 minutes chapter 6 of the Deep Learning course

    • Daniel Johnson | December 21, 2019 at 7:17 PM | Reply

      I can understand your dislike for Trump, but that type of thinking can be extremely dangerous.

      Asking for your opponents to be censored leaves you just as vulnerable to that censorship. It’s a system that is meant to implode

    • Scarlet and Grey | December 21, 2019 at 7:41 PM | Reply

      @Daniel Johnson There is a difference between censoring legitimate speech and banning fake accounts.. There is not an equivalence between truth and propaganda.

    • Yeah it is soooo obvious. Only answer! 🙄🙄

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