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Baltimore Activists Confronted Russia-Linked ‘Blacktivist’ Facebook Account Last Year

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Photo by Colin, via Wikimedia Commons

Some Baltimore activists saw right through one of the many Russian social media accounts said to have meddled with Americans online before last fall’s presidential election.

Russia Targeted Baltimore with Black Lives Matter Facebook Ad Before 2016 Election

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The Russian government bought thousands of Facebook ads leading up to the 2016 presidential election in order to sow soci0-political chaos in the United States. According to a new report, Baltimore was one of their targeted markets.

ACLU of Md. Suing Gov. Hogan for Blocking Facebook Users, Deleting Critical Comments

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Still via Gov. Larry Hogan/Facebook

Gov. Larry Hogan is facing a new lawsuit as a result of his (or his staff’s) social media activity.

Hopkins Lab and Facebook’s Building 8 Creating New Hands-Free, Silent Way to Type

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Image via Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab

A project under development by Johns Hopkins’ Laurel-based Applied Physics Lab and Facebook’s top-secret Building 8 would eliminate the need to use one’s hands or even speak to type out thoughts on a keyboard.

Baltimore Police Make Light of Viral Picture from Gun Arrest

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Image via Baltimore Police/Facebook

An image of a MacGyver’d antique gun confiscated by Baltimore police officers last week went viral this weekend. With thousands of people cracking jokes on Facebook, the Baltimore Police Department eventually joined in on the fun.

Story About Maryland Rejecting Electoral College Deemed Fake

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Hillary-Clinton-calls-for-overhaul-of-criminal-justice-system-in-wake-of-Baltimore-riotsLast week, Marylanders seeking silver linings to last week’s election results may have seen a story sloshing around on social media about how the state decided to ignore the Electoral College. It wasn’t real.

Police Arrested Freddie Gray Protesters Last Year by Surveilling Social Media

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Veggies/CC By SA 3.0

Officers were able to single out and arrest protesters with outstanding warrants during the Freddie Gray riots with help from a social media monitoring tool, the ACLU has found.

Baltimore Protests Among Facebook’s Most Talked-About Topics of 2015

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If it seemed as though everyone online was talking about Baltimore this year, that’s probably because… everyone online was talking about Baltimore this year.