Russian Propaganda experts used during the US election campaign of 2016, all major online platforms, in order to influence the election result in favour of the current President, Donald Trump. Their campaigns focused on African-American and left-wing voters by de-motivating messages of the participation in the election to hold, and to mobilize conservative white voters.
These findings about the alleged methods of the St. Petersburg-based Internet Research Agency (IRA) are contained in two independent studies for the intelligence Committee of the US Senate, which were released on Monday. The IRA is regarded as a "Troll factory" of the Russian government. Trolls are called Internet users, interfere with aware of Online debates, and manipulate.
The researchers of the computer propaganda project at the UK's Oxford University, the analysis of the online networks, a company specializing in Graphika, as well as the in the fight against online proganda, a company active in New Knowledge evaluated for your studies millions of Internet messages.
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Accordingly, the IRA took advantage of in addition to Facebook and Twitter on the dissemination of photos specialized Facebook subsidiary, Instagram and the Video platform YouTube intensively for their Propaganda activities in the United States. With their messages under a concealed identity on Thousands of established online accounts, the IRA didn't want to be of clear benefit "of the Republican party, and in particular Donald Trump," in the Oxford/Graphika study.daily mirror tomorrow location Free
an order for A focus to be located in these Online activities to demobilize African Americans, members of sexual minorities, and left-liberal voters, "demo", say the experts. So the Russian trolls would have propagated the view that it is the best decision in the interest of the African-American community "to boycott the election".
to have A of the IRA created an online account with the name "Blacktivist" spread messages about Trumps rival Hillary Clinton, who put her under, no real interest in the African Americans. "No life count for Hillary Clinton. Only counting votes for Hillary Clinton," was one of the messages. Thus, violence is one on "Black Lives Matter" (The life of Black), the name of the movement against police.
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raised In other messages, the IRA sought, according to the experts targeted conservative white voters to participate in the election, by providing for this group of voters, important issues, such as the right to private gun ownership and the control of illegal immigration in the forefront.
Republican Committee Chairman Richard Burr said that the studies showed how "aggressive" Russia is trying to divide US citizens along race, Religion and belief and trust in democratic institutions is undermined. The Chairman of the opposition Democrats in the intelligence Committee, Mark Warner, described the alleged Russian Online campaigns as an "attack on our democracy".More about
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on the basis of the Russia-special investigator Robert Mueller, the US had justice been brought in last February, the indictment against the IRA because of their alleged Russian interference in the US election. Mueller also examined whether there were possible illegal collusion between Moscow and Trump employees. Trump referred to the investigation as a "witch-hunt", the Kremlin denies, in its turn, any intervention in the US election. (Paul Handley, AFP)