Facebook says likely Russia-based group paid for political ads during US election

  • Company says it found no link to any presidential campaign
  • Findings support conclusions Russia was active in shaping US election

Facebook said on Wednesday that it had found that an influence operation likely based in Russia spent $100,000 on ads promoting divisive social and political messages in a two-year-period through May.

The social media network said that many of the ads promoted 470 “inauthentic” accounts and pages that it has now suspended. The ads spread polarizing views on topics including immigration, race and gay rights, instead of backing a particular political candidate, it said.

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Self-driving cars must have technology to prevent use in terror, lawmakers say

In bipartisan vote, House of Representatives passes Self Drive Act, aiming to streamline regulatory process in order to get vehicles on road sooner

Self-driving vehicles will need to be equipped with cybersecurity technology to prevent them from being used in terrorist attacks, according to legislation passed by the US House of Representatives on Wednesday.

With substantial bipartisan support in a voice vote, the House approved the so-called Self Drive Act, which seeks to speed the introduction of self-driving vehicles on US roads by streamlining the regulatory process.

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Bungie says ‘Destiny 2’ clan features won’t be available for ‘several days’

The game is here, but Destiny 2 clan features haven’t arrived — at least not yet. Bungie claims that it will be “several days” before players can join clans. The delay is likely related to the new Guided Games system.

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