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Facebook hired firm with 'in-house fake news shop' to combat PR crisis

Friday - 16/11/2018 03:58
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The entrance to Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, CaliforniaElijah Nouvelage / Reuters file
The entrance to Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, CaliforniaElijah Nouvelage / Reuters file
By Michael Cappetta, Ben Collins and Jo Ling Kent

The conservative lobbying firm that Facebook hired in the midst of an October 2017 public relations crisis about Russian disinformation included what one former employee told NBC News was an “in-house fake news shop” as part of its operations.

Facebook’s ties to the lobbying firm, Definers Public Affairs, were first reported on Wednesday in The New York Times, which detailed how the group aimed to “discredit activist protesters [of Facebook], in part by linking them to liberal financier George Soros,” who has become the subject of widespread right-wing conspiracy theories for his philanthropy work.

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