Facebook claims that they have no idea why this is happening, that individual profiles are only targeted when a user reports them.
Because the political bloggers who have been targeted live in different states, Frey has met with the FBI about the incidents.
It was perfectly plausible that he had targeted a Kennedy to be his wife, although Arnold denies it.
The use of “targeted” lends a smell of precision and, therefore, brevity, finality.
“They have targeted a very susceptible community and been able to play on Somali-American ties back to Somalia,” he says.
Jordan gave no hint of how Buck's shaft might have targeted his intentions, but climbed into the car and started it.
Even the big boats take one of two that are buoyed and targeted.
He saw the man he had targeted drop his bow and fall to the ground.
Military force would be applied in a purer form and targeted primarily against the military capabilities of an opponent.
The perception that he personally might be targeted appeared to get Gadhafi's attention.
c.1400, "shield," diminutive of late Old English targe, from Old French targe "light shield," from Frankish *targa "shield" (cf. Old High German zarga "edging, border," German zarge, Old English targe, Old Norse targa "shield"), from Proto-Germanic *targo "border, edge." Meaning "object to be aimed at in shooting" first recorded 1757, originally in archery. Target audience is by 1951, early reference is to Cold War psychological warfare.
"to use as a target," 1837, from target (n.). Related: Targeted; targeting.
target tar·get (tär'gĭt)
One to be influenced or changed by an action or event.
A desired goal.
A usually metal part in an x-ray tube on which a beam of electrons is focused and from which x-rays are emitted.
A target organ.
(1 Sam. 17:6, A.V., after the LXX. and Vulg.), a kind of small shield. The margin has "gorget," a piece of armour for the throat. The Revised Version more correctly renders the Hebrew word (kidon) by "javelin." The same Hebrew word is used in Josh. 8:18 (A.V., "spear;" R.V., "javelin"); Job 39:23 (A.V., "shield;" R.V., "javelin"); 41:29 (A.V., "spear;" R.V., "javelin").