I am an expert Facebook stalker, and while I usually manage to get that under control, this weekend, I was weak.
It started innocently enough when I looked at the Facebook page of a girl I really can’t stand (for many valid reasons that I don’t want to get into right now).
Now imagine that feeling multiplied times a tsunami and you’ll know what washed over me when called up to see if I would travel around the country going on dates to find out if location really matters when you’re looking for love.
Russia’s disinformation campaign wasn’t limited to just Twitter; the country utilized ads and fake accounts like the ones below on many different social media accounts, including Facebook and Instagram, information released by the House Intelligence Committee showed.
That’s the feeling that rises up in my throat whenever anyone asks me the totally non-condescending question of why I’m still single, which I’ve answered so many times in so many tones (“Just haven't met the right guy, I guess! There was the guy who kept taking calls from a number he’d labeled “Happy Happy Fun Time,” which turned out to be his drug dealer.
“The tried and tested way of active measures is to use an adversary’s existing weaknesses against himself, to drive wedges into pre-existing cracks,” Thomas Rid, a professor of war studies at King’s College London, told Politfact.
“The more polarized a society, the more vulnerable it is.