Facebook Briefs Law Enforcement Officials On Suspicious Foreign Campaigns | Andrea Mitchell | MSNBC

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breaking news now to report for that material DC news National political reporter Mike manele on Capitol Hill Mike enforcement officials and Congressional leadership about new suspicious activity it has identified on its platform were talking about pages and accounts designed to promote political instability political divisive issues in our elections this is becoming officially from Facebook within the next hour but let me give you an example of the kinds of things that they’re talking about Prince’s the apologize Movement we have seen has become a very divisive and and hot-button political topic what Facebook has identifying using its technology on its platform is that there were specific pages and accounts that they believed to be foreign originated that were amplifying and promoting these kinds of messages now Facebook is not prepared at this point to specifically point the finger as at Russia as being involved in it but sources on the Congressional side that I’ve talked to do say that Russia has been mentioned as the likely source of this interference it attempts that we know that the justice department has been breached at this point cell has not been briefed but lawmakers here are among those who are beginning to just now learning some of this information and we’ll be hearing more from Facebook within the next hour Democrats are now struggling Nancy Pelosi and others on one side struggling against others on the more Progressive side of the party who are talking about abolishing iced over this immigration dispute and the many in the party believe that that is cow reproductive in terms of the midterm elections because it puts the party too far to the left so this is very Tactical Trump special counsel Mueller and his team they referred to at pages and accounts that were amplifying the messaging of the black lives matter movement and what the officials are telling me now is that the pages that were created Were Meant to sort of impersonate what would have been Democrat or or Democrat or liberal leaning pages but they know that this is divisive issue that Republicans have been seizing on and they’re using that page to amplify and Stoke that that kind of debate you’re watching MSNBC on YouTube if you want to keep up-to-date with the videos were putting out you can click subscribe just below me or click over on this list to see lots of other great videos
Federal law enforcement officials are receiving classified briefings about a suspicious foreign campaign to sow political discord.
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