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Saturday, February 3, 2018

Apparently unsupervised Daily Beast guys claim Putin mobilized Americans to attend Aug. 2016 Idaho rally via Facebook. In 10th paragraph they admit no proof exists the rally happened or that anyone attended--possibly because the rally was scheduled for a Saturday at a government location that's closed Saturdays-Daily Beast, 9/11/2017

"It is also possible to claim attendance on Facebook at an event that didn't exist." 

9/11/2017, "Exclusive: Russia Used Facebook Events to Organize Anti-Immigrant Rallies on U.S. Soil," Daily Beast, Ben Collins, Kevin Poulsen, Spencer Ackerman

"Russian operatives hiding behind false identities used Facebook’s event-management tool to remotely organize and promote political protests in the U.S., including an August 2016 anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim rally in Idaho, The Daily Beast has learned.... 

The three-hour protest was titled “Citizens before refugees,” and would be held at the City Council Chambers beginning at 11 a.m. The notice provided the street address and ended with a fiery exhortation....

[parag. 10] Although 48 people clicked that they were “interested” in the protest, only four said they went to City Council Chambers that day, according to the event page, possibly because it was a Saturday and the Council was not in session."... 

Daily Beast admits there's no way to tell from Facebook pages if anyone attended alleged events or if events even took place: 

"It is also possible to claim attendance on Facebook at an event that didn’t exist."... 


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