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Thu Jul 12, 2018, 11:26 AM

Russian Influence Campaign Sought To Exploit Americans' Trust In Local News

Russia's information attack against the United States during the 2016 election cycle sought to take advantage of the greater trust that Americans tend to place in local news.

The information operatives who worked out of the Internet Research Agency in St. Petersburg not only sought to pose as American social media users or spread false information from purported news sources, according to new details.

They also created a number of Twitter accounts that posed as sources for Americans' hometown headlines.

https://www.npr.org/2018/07/12/628085238/russian-influence-campaign-sought-to-exploit-americans-trust-in-local-news

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Response to Dulcinea (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 11:34 AM

1. It was then and still is a cyber war by a hostile foreign power

however Fox News has been doing this for years too.

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Thu Jul 12, 2018, 11:39 AM

2. They have sin sin clair now.

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Thu Jul 12, 2018, 11:56 AM

3. It was a well-planned orchestrated effort.

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