The US says the St Petersburg-based Internet Research Agency has used social media to spread disinformation about US elections. Photographs: Nicolas Asfouri and Lionel Bonaventure/AFP via Getty Images

After the FBI tipped off Facebook that the obscure leftwing website Peace Data was a clandestine front for Russia this week, the site’s anonymous admi(...)

Facebook and Twitter have been weaponised by those who want to spread a particular agenda, regardless of whether it is the truth or not. Photograph: iStock

The Covid-19 pandemic has thrown a spotlight on many things, but the importance of technology and its influence to our lives is certainly something th(...)

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Facebook removed a small network of accounts and pages that originated in Russia and had links to the Internet Research Agency, acting on a tip from (...)

US president Donald Trump during a roundtable at the White House on Thursday. Photograph: Chris Kleponis/EPA

Facebook said on Thursday it took down posts and ads run by the re-election campaign of US president Donald Trump for violating its policy against org(...)

The head of cybersecurity policy at Facebook said $135,000 was spent for ads on Facebook paid for in euro, rubles, and US dollars.

Facebook has taken down two fake news campaigns linked to Russia, as it continues to grapple with misinformation on its platform. Facebook has remove(...)

‘This is a timely reminder that these bad actors won’t give up’. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A Kremlin-backed group of internet trolls that meddled in the 2016 presidential election appeared to be trying to influence US voters using Facebook d(...)

Facebook said it has discovered the first co-ordinated disinformation campaign designed to influence the US midterm elections but stopped short of ide(...)

Facebook has faced fierce criticism over how it handles political propaganda and misinformation since the 2016 US election.

Facebook is using a range of techniques including artificial intelligence to counter Russian operatives or others who use deceptive tactics and false (...)