Facebook:Russian Trolls are back again and ready to intrude with 2020 | Hi Tech Blog |


According to the CNN Business, a recent news was released by Facebook on Monday, which suggests that the Kremlin-backed troll group accused of by the United States for its alleged meddling in the 2016 US Presidential election, are laying the groundwork to do the same in 2020.

 Russian Trolls are back again..........................

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Facebook:Russian Trolls are back again and ready to intrude with 2020 | Hi Tech Blog |


 There are networks of accounts in Instagram which are believed to have the origins from Russia since the beginning of this year, which are designed to look like groups in swing states, the company said. Now, according to Graphika, which is a social media investigations company, although the accounts may seem to originate from America from all sides of the political spectrum, most of them were united for the same reason which is to stand in opposition to the candidacy of former Vice President Joe Bieden. This same tactics was used by Russian trolls who selected the social media to interfere in the 2016 election, which they go after Hillary Clinton from the right and trying to spread a perception on the left that Hillary was not liberal enough and also the African-Americans and the liberals should not bother voting for her.


Russian Trolls are back again..........................

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 Facebook revealed this on Monday that around 50 accounts were taken and revealed and also one of them which was on Facebook too, were designed in such a way, that users would think that they are advocating on a broad range of issues across American life.
Interesting things revealed by Graphika, that there are some accounts usernames which are suspected to be run by the black activists! The usernames like @black.queen.chloe & @michigan_black_community_.
And there are also anti Trump accounts and the accounts which were designed to be looking like a feminism account, LGBTQ right advocates, and environmentalists. These included- @stop.trump2020, @bernie.2020_, @iowa.patriot & @feminist_agenda_.
More shocking fact is that these accounts combined had roughly more than  250,000 followers, and almost half of them are based in the U.S!! But Facebook didn’t disclosed that how many of these followers were real and how many fake,bot accounts. They had designed to look the main accounts legitimate. And these accounts were removed by Facebook.


Russian Trolls are back again..........................


Graphika director of investigations, Ben Nimmo said, “It looked like there was a systematic focus on attacking Biden from both sides.” And Biden Campaign spokesman TJ Ducklo said, “We applaud Facebook for disclosing the existence of these fake accounts and shutting them down.. [But] Donald Trump continues to benefit from spreading false information, all the while Facebook profits from amplifying his les and debunked conspiracy theories on their platform. If Facebook is truly committed to protect the integrity of our elections, they would immediately take down Trump’s ads that attempt to gaslight the American people.”


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Facebook:Russian Trolls are back again and ready to intrude with 2020 | Hi Tech Blog |

Russian Trolls are back again..........................


 There are existing memes and posts from real Americans news organizations which were mostly recycled. This decision to recycle the existing contents rather than to design new material, might be the strategy ran by the campaign to conceal the Russian links, Nimmo said.
Facebook has taken actions, including the hiring of former intelligence officials, to root out campaigns like those run from Russia. And Facebook also announced on Monday that they have successfully removed the several networks of Iranian accounts. And  grabbing the audience’s attention to content about Black Lives Matter, was also done by one of those Iranian accounts, which was a popular tactics among the Russian Trolls in 2016. Facebook has also detected multiple Iranian Campaigns too which were targeting the U.S over the past 12 months!!

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