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Facebook busts Israel-based campaign to disrupt elections | Ynet News |

Dozens of groups, 65 Israeli accounts, 161 pages, 4 Instagram accounts purged -- many linked to Tel Aviv-based Archimedes consulting, lobbying firm; activity focused on Sub-Saharan African, Southeast Asia, Latin America; motives 'may be commercial or political'

Afrique : Facebook bannit une société israélienne coupable d'influence électorale

Les comptes s'appelaient "L'Afrique cachée" au Mali ou "La RDC secret" au Congo Kinshasa. Les messages qui y étaient postés dénonçaient des scandales autour d'une mine d'or ou critiquaient les positions de personnalités politiques en période électorale. Les informations avaient toute l'apparence du vrai mais elles étaient fausses. Les comptes n'appartenaient d'ailleurs pas à des Africains. Ils avaient été créés par une société basée à Tel Aviv pour des opérations d'influence sur le modèle russe des "usines à trolls" : faire du bruit sur Facebook, monter les personnes les unes contre les autres, créer des fausses informations en payant des centaines de personnes pour ce faire. Et c'est en partie ce qui a été opéré dans plusieurs pays d'Afrique, dont le Sénégal, la Tunisie, la République démocratique du Congo au premier chef.

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by Oui on Mon May 20th, 2019 at 06:45:34 PM EST
Who is behind Israel's Archimedes Group, banned by Facebook for election fakery? | Times of Israel |

The site was registered on January 26, 2016, by someone using the address harel.eldan@g-c.co.il. The domain g-c.co.il belongs to Adler Chomski Communication Marketing Ltd, one of Israel's largest advertising firms, and the individual who registered the site, Harel Eldan, is listed in the directory of the Association of Israeli Advertising Agencies. Eldan is also the contact person for an advertising company known as "Grey Content Ltd," which is a subsidiary of Adler Chomski Communications. Grey Content used to be located at Yigal Alon 98, the address that was until recently specified on Archimedes Group's website as its location. (Grey Content has since moved to Menachem Begin 148.)

When The Times of Israel called Grey Content Ltd, Harel Eldan herself answered the phone. She said she is the office manager at Grey Content, and that she had been asked as part of her duties to acquire the ar-gr.com domain name back in 2016, but insisted that she did not know anything further about Archimedes Group.

The Times of Israel later spoke to Rami Rushkeviz, CEO of Grey Content, who said that Grey Content Ltd. has absolutely nothing to do with Archimedes Group and that his company simply provided site registration services for a man named Elinadav Heymann.



Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.
by Oui on Mon May 20th, 2019 at 06:46:22 PM EST
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