How to hack an election: $50, 60 minutes, and fake ads on Facebook

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How to hack an election: $50, 60 minutes, and fake ads on Facebook

Facebook is finding thousands of ads that Russian interests may or may not have purchased with the intent of influencing the most recent U.S. election. Twitter and Google are finding evidence of similar meddling.

But can it work? Is it possible to hack an election via social media?

Entrepreneur Larry Kim decided to test that proposition.

He spent an hour creating a fake news website and a fake news Facebook page, bought just $50 worth of Facebook ads, and reached 4,645 people within minutes.

Get the full story in my post at Forbes …


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