Under the us presidential elections in 2016 reached 126 million Facebook users of valpropaganda from Russian hackers.
the Russian groups are now trying to divide the european voters before the EUROPEAN elections at the end of may. It shows the New York Times in a new review.
the Alternative for Germany (AFD) as an example. Party receives plenty of support from pages and accounts related to the Russian statsmedier, according to the New York Times. But the Kremlin spreads and also reinforce the message from the vänstergrupperingar as opposed to the party; this in an attempt to heat up the mood in Europe and then further split between the voters. Websites that advertise yttervänstergrupperingarna Antifa West Berlin and Antifa Nord Ost parts of the data server with the government of the Russian hackers who broke into the Democratic mejlkonton during valsommaren 2016 in the united states. The hackningsaktionen received a lot of attention and generated news that disadvantaged the Democrats and the Hillary Clinton campaign.
It is difficult to quantify the number of Russian påverkansoperationer in Europe during the winter and spring. But, according to the New York Times, the european intelligence agencies and other reviewers discovered hundreds of Facebook and Twitter accounts and thousands of Whatsapp messages, which spreads the material suspiciously similar to Russian propaganda. Together, these platforms reached 18 million users. On the surface, the accounts often as platforms for livsstilsjournalistik on, among other things, travel and fashion, but interspersed between the light-hearted material is the divisive political message.
to detect illegal propaganda at the same rate as the spread, especially when it is camouflaged. Facebook has opened a new central in Dublin to counter the attacks in Europe and the company claims it cleaned away around 28 billion fake and banned accounts since the us elections in 2016, but the Russian hackers are still one step ahead, according to the New York Times review.
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