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With an eye on election interference, Facebook scrubs networks of phony Russian accounts

by Sean Lyngaas • 4 weeks ago

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

by Shannon Vavra • 1 month ago

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

by Jeff Stone • 2 months ago

Meanwhile, the company caught an American firm violating foreign interference rules.

Twitter removes nearly 6,000 accounts spreading Saudi-backed propaganda

by Jeff Stone • 10 months ago

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

by Jeff Stone • 12 months ago

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

by Jeff Stone • 12 months ago

Yevgeny Prigozhin, a Putin ally, has been focused on raising the Kremlin’s profile in Africa.

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