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Obama tried to warn Zuckerberg about Russia and fake news

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Facebook was not aware of just how much Russia was doing to affect the outcome of the 2016 U.S. election—but they were warned.

A Sunday story by The Washington Post reported that former President Barack Obama tried twice to warn Zuckerberg about the risk of fake news on the election, specifically naming Russia. The first time was as early as June 2016, according to anonymous sources speaking to WaPo. This report comes a month after Facebook came forward with 3,000 Russian-linked ads sold during the 2016 election.

That meeting between Obama and Zuckerberg is not breaking news. A New York Times Magazine article from April also noted the meeting, but WaPo's report explores more of the conversation and the conflict.  Read more...

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