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Russian Facebook campaign included 100+ event pages

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in a suit
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Photo: Guillermo Gutierrez/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Facebook told the Senate Intelligence Committee earlier this month that public pages involved with the Russian 2016 election interference campaign created 129 events on the platform that tens-of-thousands of users said they planned to attend.

Why it matters: It's become increasingly clear that one tactic of Russian operators was to create the potential for offline events that would sow discord among Americans. In at least some cases they were successful.