Thursday, September 28, 2017

Twitter, With Accounts Linked to Russia, to Face Congress Over Role in Election - The New York Times

Also see Fake News on Twitter Flooded Swing States That Helped Trump Win (Mother Jones); on a related note, see Facebook Responds to Trump and Positions Itself as Election-Ready (NYT)
"For three weeks, a harsh spotlight has been trained on Facebook over its disclosure that Russians used fake pages and ads, designed to look like the work of American activists, to spread inflammatory messages during and since the presidential campaign.

But there is evidence that Twitter may have been used even more extensively than Facebook in the Russian influence campaign last year. In addition to Russia-linked Twitter accounts that posed as Americans, the platform was also used for large-scale automated messaging, using “bot” accounts to spread false stories and promote news articles about emails from Democratic operatives that had been obtained by Russian hackers."
Twitter, With Accounts Linked to Russia, to Face Congress Over Role in Election - The New York Times
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