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issie lapowsky @issielapowsky
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NEW: The House Democrats' trove of Russia-linked Facebook ads contained ads targeting suspicious Chrome extensions at teenage girls. The extensions gained wide access to users' browsing behavior and Facebook accounts. h/t @d1gi for spotting…
The landing page for the ads where users could install the extension was registered in April 2016 in St. Petersburg, Russia. The ads went live in May. By June, people were already complaining about how the extension had spammed all their Facebook friends…
Google confirmed it had removed the extension from the Chrome store and from users' devices. Unclear how many people downloaded the extension from the Facebook ads. The ads only got a little over 80 clicks.…
Oh and the ads, offering an extension to stream music on Facebook for free, were promoted by the IRA page Stop All Invaders. Kinda a non sequitur for an anti-immigrant page.…
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