Tags information operations
Russia's trolling tactics are getting more elaborate
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
The takedown also highlights the difficulty of correct attribution.
Not quite fake news: Twitter accounts amplify old stories to sow discord
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
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
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
The number is a sharp uptick compared to the 1.2 billion accounts removed between October and December.