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Old 03-05-2018, 01:06 PM   #60
Sju
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Originally Posted by karbomusic View Post
They also found 100s of fake social media accounts posing as Americans and playing to the gullible citizen's sensibilities during the election
Not only in the USA either. This shit is all over Europe, and for example Brexit is a fine case in point.

Here's just one example of Russian social media disinformation ops that was active at the time of the referendum:

https://web.archive.org/web/20141001...avidJo52951945

Also we saw that shit here in Finland, for example in a form of this internet-based alt-right publication "MV-Lehti", which concentrated on spewing false stories, trying to disguise as legit journalism, stoking anti-immigration views during the peak of the refugee crisis, and trying to generate antipathy against established, "main-stream" media outlets.
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