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Russia 'targeted 2014 European Parliament election'

Russia 'targeted 2014 European Parliament election'
Friday 24
2:10 2019

Evidence of Kremlin efforts to use social media to target the 2014 European Parliament elections have been uncovered by researchers at Cardiff University. They tracked the activities of Twitter accounts identified by the United States as being linked to the Kremlin's Internet Research Agency (IRA). This is the Russian organisation accused of running fake Twitter and Facebook accounts that targeted the 2016 US presidential election in support of Donald Trump. Cardiff University found that one of the IRA accounts "appears to have been engaging in reconnaissance activities of European Parliamentary election processes in Greece in 2014". It discovered messages sent ...

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Summary: Evidence of Kremlin efforts to use social media to target the 2014 European Parliament elections have been uncovered by researchers at Cardiff University.

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