Tags information operations

Russia's trolling tactics are getting more elaborate

by Shannon Vavra • 3 weeks ago

The Russian-linked actors are trying to spread fake tweets tied to Marco Rubio and UK government officials.

Twitter scrubs nearly 5,000 accounts tied to state-backed information operations

by Shannon Vavra • 1 month ago

The takedown also highlights the difficulty of correct attribution.

Not quite fake news: Twitter accounts amplify old stories to sow discord

by Jeff Stone • 1 month ago

The shift to use more real news marks a subtle upgrade in anti-detection techniques.

Russian Twitter bots lay dormant for months before impersonating activists

by Jeff Stone • 1 month ago

Not only did Russia's troll farm promote disinformation, a small handful tried making a buck, too.

Middle East-linked social media accounts impersonated U.S. candidates before 2018 elections

by Shannon Vavra • 2 months ago

On Facebook, the suspicious activity involved reaching out to policymakers, reporters, academics, and dissidents.

Facebook scrubbed 2.2 billion fake accounts in the first quarter of 2019, a new high

by Jeff Stone • 2 months ago

The number is a sharp uptick compared to the 1.2 billion accounts removed between October and December.

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