Sweeping Russian disinformation effort relied on blog posts, social media to target Kremlin rivals
Whether Operation Secondary Infektion had a strong influence remains unclear.
Twitter nabs a network of Chinese accounts demonizing pro-democracy protests, spinning coronavirus news
The company also removed batches of accounts focused on Russia and Turkey.
Facebook removed white nationalist accounts encouraging guns at anti-racist protests
The Proud Boys and American Guard both are designated hate groups.
Facebook removed Russian propaganda network only after accounts got sloppy
One network belongs to a website reportedly funded by Russia's FSB.
Facebook scrubbed accounts related to QAnon and a designated hate group in April
The takedowns were part of a broader effort that included not just QAnon, but also inauthentic behavior from Russia, Iran and elsewhere.
How China's government used social media against movements in Taiwan, Hong Kong
It's the latest evidence that governments’ use of social media for propaganda efforts have become an everyday reality for much of the world’s population.