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Fake Twitter accounts sent 400,000 indyref2 messages

Fake Twitter accounts sent 400,000 indyref2 messages

ALMOST 400,000 Twitter messages about Scottish independence were posted by fake accounts, most believed to be Russian. Experts yesterday said it was l ...
Covert influence is the new money laundering

Covert influence is the new money laundering

As more media companies realize Russia bought advertising space or promoted news stories — fake and otherwise — on their platforms, covert influence h ...
Kremlin Cash Behind Billionaire’s Twitter and Facebook Investments

Kremlin Cash Behind Billionaire’s Twitter and Facebook Investments

Obscured by a maze of offshore shell companies, the Twitter investment was backed by VTB, a Russian state-controlled bank often used for politically s ...
The Russian military wants to crack down on selfies

The Russian military wants to crack down on selfies

Image: AFP/Getty Images Russian soldiers may soon be saying goodbye to their Snapchats. According to the BBC, the Russian Ministry of Defense, which m ...
Twitter Told Congress This Random American Is a Russian Propaganda Troll

Twitter Told Congress This Random American Is a Russian Propaganda Troll

So how did his account get swept into a list of those believed to be connected to a Russian troll farm? Included on the list is Delaware, under the ha ...
Smriti Irani Sees A Russia Connection To Rahul Gandhi’s Twitter Popularity

Smriti Irani Sees A Russia Connection To Rahul Gandhi’s Twitter Popularity

New Delhi: Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani on Saturday took a jibe at Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi over the rise in the nu ...
Facebook Investigates How Messenger App Was Used In Russian Meddling

Facebook Investigates How Messenger App Was Used In Russian Meddling

Messenger recently emerged as one of a handful of major social media sites -- along with Twitter TWTR -1.42%, YouTube , Facebook and its service Inst ...
Facebook Investigates How Messenger App Was Used In Russian Meddling

Facebook Investigates How Messenger App Was Used In Russian Meddling

Messenger recently emerged as one of a handful of major social media sites -- along with Twitter TWTR -1.42%, YouTube , Facebook and its service Inst ...
Russia Fines Cryptocurrency World’s Preferred Messaging App, Telegram

Russia Fines Cryptocurrency World’s Preferred Messaging App, Telegram

But the Russian government wants more. On Monday, the Ministry of Justice fined what amounts to a warning shot over the encrypted messaging service, ...
Twitter gives profile names of Russian-linked accounts to Senate investigators

Twitter gives profile names of Russian-linked accounts to Senate investigators

(CNN)Twitter has given staff of the Senate intelligence committee profile names of 201 accounts linked to Russian efforts at interfering in last year ...
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