Russia reportedly used Facebook events to organize anti-immigrant rallies in the US

Russian operatives using false identities created and shared political protest Facebook events during the lead up to the 2016 election, according to a Daily Beast report.

One of the events included an August 2016 anti-Muslim rally in Twin Peaks, Idaho.

The event was hosted by “SecuredBorders,” an anti-immigration group that was confirmed as a Russian front in March.

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June 7: The 2016 primary season essentially concludes, with both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton as the presumptive party nominees
June 9: Donald Trump Jr. — along with Jared Kushner and former campaign chair Paul Manafort — meets with Kremlin-connected lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya.
June 9: Trump tweets about Clinton's missing 33,000 emails
July 18: Washington Post reports, on the first day of the GOP convention, that the Trump campaign changed the Republican platform to ensure that it didn't call for giving weapons to Ukraine to fight Russian and rebel forces
July 21: GOP convention concludes with Trump giving his speech accepting the Republican nomination
July 22: WikiLeaks releases stolen emails from the Democratic National Committee
July 25: Democratic convention begins
July 27: In final news conference of his 2016 campaign, Trump asks Russia: "If you're listening, I hope you're able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing"
August 4: Obama CIA Director John Brennan confronts his Russian counterpart about Russia's interference. "[I] told him if you go down this road, it's going to have serious consequences, not only for the bilateral relationship, but for our ability to work with Russia on any issue, because it is an assault on our democracy," Brennan said on "Meet the Press" yesterday.
October 4: WikiLeaks' Julian Assange says his organization will publish emails related to the 2016 campaign
October 7: WikiLeaks begins releasing Clinton Campaign Chair John Podesta's emails
October 7: Department of Homeland Security and the Director of National Intelligence release a statement directly saying that Russia is interfering in the 2016 election
October 31: "This WikiLeaks is like a treasure trove," Trump says on the campaign trail
November 4: "Boy, I love reading those WikiLeaks," Trump says from Ohio.
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The “SecuredBorders” Facebook page had 133,000 followers when Facebook shut it down last month.

Thirty-three people were interested in the Twin Peaks anti-Muslim rally, but only four people said that they went to the event.

This news comes after it was revealed that Russian ads bought on Facebook were aimed at sowing political division during the U.S. presidential election.

Democratic Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia called the Russian Facebook ads the “tip of the iceberg.”

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