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Thu Oct 1, 2020, 03:00 PM

Exclusive: Russian operation masqueraded as right-wing news site to target U.S. voters

Source: Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - The Russian group accused of meddling in the 2016 U.S. election has posed as an independent news outlet to target right-wing social media users ahead of this year’s vote, two people familiar with an FBI probe into the activity told Reuters.

The latest operation centred around a pseudo media organisation called the Newsroom for American and European Based Citizens (NAEBC), which was run by people associated with the St. Petersburg-based Internet Research Agency, the sources said.

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NAEBC and its activity, which have not been previously reported, now show that Russian attempts to influence U.S. voters ahead of the 2020 election have targeted both sides of the political divide.

The website predominantly focused on U.S. politics and current events, republishing articles from conservative media and paying real Americans to write about politically-sensitive issues. A network of accounts posing as editors and journalists then promoted the articles on social media sites favoured by right-wing users.

Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/usa-election-russia-disinformation/exclusive-russian-operation-masqueraded-as-right-wing-news-site-to-target-u-s-voters-sources-idUSKBN26M5OP

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Reply Exclusive: Russian operation masqueraded as right-wing news site to target U.S. voters (Original post)
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soothsayer Oct 1 #1
Igel Oct 1 #4
C Moon Oct 1 #2
asiliveandbreathe Oct 1 #3

Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Thu Oct 1, 2020, 03:04 PM

1. They have been increasing their attacks on America as election approaches so they can keep their ins


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Olga Lautman
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Oct 1, 2020
Daily reminder that Russia continues their attack on US and the West. They have been increasing their attacks on America as election approaches so they can keep their installed pawn in power. For Putin this is war to take down the West
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Exclusive: Russian operation masqueraded as right-wing news site to target U.S. voters - sources
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Olga Lautman
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I wish the West understood the Kremlin's agenda and took measures to stop Putin and his regime instead of pandering to them. One of Putin's main goals have been to get revenge for the Soviet Union collapse. That has always been the mentality of the hardliners

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Response to soothsayer (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 1, 2020, 08:42 PM

4. Not their primary goal.

It's comfortable to think that, but it's almost certainly wrong.

Goal #1 the combined intelligence assessment in 2017 said was to undermine confidence in the US electoral system.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Thu Oct 1, 2020, 03:20 PM

2. What? Fox news?

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Thu Oct 1, 2020, 03:32 PM

3. And then the pos in the WH tweets a photoshopped pic of Joe with an earpiece..

during the debate..I hope twitter tags it..just saw on MSNBC...surely someone will pull in the twitter..I don't follow the pos...

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