The Daily Populous

Monday September 23rd, 2019 evening edition

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The "I Love America" Facebook page boasts 1.1 million fans, with viral content that reaches more Facebook users than some of the largest media outlets in the United States.

The "I Love America" page regularly recycles memes used by the Internet Research Agency, the Russian entity that set up phony Facebook pages to benefit Trump in advance of the 2016 election.

While "I Love America," which was established in March 2017, focuses on patriotism, in recent weeks it has used its extraordinary reach to push pro-Trump propaganda.

But the "I Love America" page is only the tip of the iceberg.

The pages have also joined political Facebook groups and are active on Instagram, which is owned by Facebook.

The "I Love America" Facebook page has a massive reach on the platform that exceeds nearly all U.S. media companies.

Ben Nimmo, director of investigations at Graphika, believes that the Ukrainian network of Facebook pages lacks the sophistication to be a government-backed effort. »

Las Vegas shootings: British soldier awarded for bravery

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A British soldier who rushed to the aid of people injured in the Las Vegas massacre has been recognised by the Queen for his bravery.

Trooper Ross Woodward was off duty when he helped treat people with gunshot wounds and guided others to safety.

The group had been in the Tropicana hotel opposite and abandoned their meal when they heard gunfire. »

Election Poll: A sensational week, yet a tight race remains

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In BC, the Liberals and Conservatives are tied at 30% with the NDP at 22% and the Greens at 15%.

At the same time, Andrew Scheer, Jagmeet Singh and Elizabeth May have all seen deterioration in their ratings as well.

Regionally, most in the Prairies think the Conservatives will win with about one in four thinking the Liberals will win. »