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Why Facebook Enlisted This Research Lab to Track Its Trolls
2018-08-15T19:40:45Z - Issie Lapowsky / Wired
Specifically, they said some of those answers would come from the Atlantic Council's Digital Forensics Research Lab. '[Facebook] is trying to figure out what the rules of the road are, frankly, as are research organizations like ours.' Sometimes, as with the recent batch of fake accounts and pages, Facebook feeds tips to the DFRLab for further digging. But Facebook's security team and DFRLab staff swap tips daily through a shared Slack channel, and Harbath says that Brookie’s team has already made some valuable discoveries. The Facebook team took on the investigation from there.

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