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    Facebook Was Awash With Fake News About Mexican Election

    What did they know and when did they know it? Digital marketing firm Victory Lab boasted of using 4,000 fake local news pages to push misleading stories ahead of last weekend’s election, including negative stories about politicians — commissioned by their own campaigns — that were used to accuse opponents of foul play. But while Facebook reportedly knew about those activities, it waited months while a business partner produced a report on the company before deleting Victory Lab’s pages, raising questions about the social network’s commitment to battling fake news.

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