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With an eye on election interference, Facebook scrubs networks of phony Russian accounts
It’s the latest in a series of scrubs Facebook has made for foreign influence operations heading into the U.S. presidential election.
US sanctions Russian agent for 2020 election interference efforts, alleged IRA trolls
The Treasury Department is sanctioning four Russia-linked individuals for their efforts to interfere in the 2020 U.S. presidential elections and U.S. politics.
Russia's IRA used phony news accounts on Facebook to discuss QAnon, coronavirus
Meanwhile, the company caught an American firm violating foreign interference rules.
Twitter removes nearly 6,000 accounts spreading Saudi-backed propaganda
Many of the tweets spouting anti-Qatar and anti-Iranian messaging, often in Arabic.
Russia's GRU propped up fake media personas, mostly failed at social media promotion after DNC hack
The effort failed to prioritize obvious strategies that would have generated higher engagement.
Accounts focused on African politics are linked to a Russian tycoon, Facebook says
Yevgeny Prigozhin, a Putin ally, has been focused on raising the Kremlin’s profile in Africa.