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Russian Connection / Election Meddling / Facebook Fake News #1114214

CNN Evening News for Friday, Aug 04, 2017
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Washington: Shimon Prokupecz, Pamela Brown) A CNN exclusive study on the FBI investigation of Russian meddling with disinformation in the presidential election campaign with "fake news" being streamed about Hillary Clinton on election night re-introduced. Report introduced.

(New York: Drew Griffin) How fake news was spread on Facebook during the election & whether Russia colluded with Donald Trump's campaign to spread false information about Clinton reviewed; fake news statistics cited; details given about what fake news writer Paul Horner† said on conservative media & other sites, how the Trump campaign used Facebook ads, Trump staffers' denials of any Russian contacts, what Facebook's internal review found & its promise to cooperate with investigations. [FBI's Bill PRIESTAP†- says Russia spread disinformation.] [Senator Mark WARNER - outlines what he would like to investigate & Facebook took down 30,000 fake sites.] [NewsWhip's Gabriele BOLAND†- talks about fake news spiking during the election.]

Reporter(s):
Cooper, Anderson;
Pamela, Shimon Prokupecz,;
Griffin, Drew
Duration:
00:05:00

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