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Fake social media accounts spread pro-Iran, anti-Trump messages during 2018 election

A network of fake social media accounts impersonated political candidates and journalists to spread messages in support of Iran and against U.S. President Donald Trump around the 2018 congressional elections, cybersecurity firm FireEye said on Tuesday.

The findings show how unidentified, possibly government-backed, groups could manipulate social media platforms to promote stories and other content that can influence the opinions of American voters, the researchers said.

This particular operation was largely focused on promoting "anti-Saudi, anti-Israeli, and pro-Palestinian themes," according to the report by FireEye.

The campaign was organized through a series of fake personas that created various social media accounts, including on Twitter and Facebook. Most of these accounts were created last year and have since been taken down, the report said...

https://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2019-05-28/fake-social-media-accounts-spread-pro-iran-anti-trump-messages-during-2018-election-fireeye 

 

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FACEBOOK REMOVES A FRESH BATCH OF INNOVATIVE, IRAN-LINKED FAKE ACCOUNTS

05.28.19   On Tuesday, Facebook announced a takedown of 51 Facebook accounts, 36 Facebook pages, seven Facebook groups and three Instagram accounts that it says were all involved in coordinated "inauthentic behavior." Facebook says the activity originated geographically from Iran...

https://www.wired.com/story/iran-linked-fake-accounts-facebook-twitter/ 

 

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1 minute ago, herring_RN said:

Fake social media accounts spread pro-Iran, anti-Trump messages during 2018 election

A network of fake social media accounts impersonated political candidates and journalists to spread messages in support of Iran and against U.S. President Donald Trump around the 2018 congressional elections, cybersecurity firm FireEye said on Tuesday.

The findings show how unidentified, possibly government-backed, groups could manipulate social media platforms to promote stories and other content that can influence the opinions of American voters, the researchers said.

This particular operation was largely focused on promoting "anti-Saudi, anti-Israeli, and pro-Palestinian themes," according to the report by FireEye.

The campaign was organized through a series of fake personas that created various social media accounts, including on Twitter and Facebook. Most of these accounts were created last year and have since been taken down, the report said...

https://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2019-05-28/fake-social-media-accounts-spread-pro-iran-anti-trump-messages-during-2018-election-fireeye 

 

Enemies of our nation of course.

Whatever your enemy desires for you, must not be good for you.

But hey. I'm pro Israel & Saudi Arabia.

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Twitter Bans #Resistance-Famous Krassenstein Brothers for Allegedly Operating Fake Accounts

Ed and Brian Krassenstein are banned for life after ‘operating multiple fake accounts and purchasing account interactions,’ a Twitter spokesman said

Twitter has permanently banned prominent anti-Trump brothers Brian and Ed Krassenstein, alleging that two of the biggest stars of #Resistance Twitter had broken the site’s rules about operating fake accounts and purchasing fake interactions with their accounts...

https://www.thedailybeast.com/twitter-bans-resistance-famous-krassenstein-brothers-for-allegedly-operating-fake-accounts 

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Fake social media accounts, herring.

Well, now, that is a thought to ponder.

Haven't spent much time thinking about it.

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12 minutes ago, herring_RN said:

Twitter Bans #Resistance-Famous Krassenstein Brothers for Allegedly Operating Fake Accounts

Ed and Brian Krassenstein are banned for life after ‘operating multiple fake accounts and purchasing account interactions,’ a Twitter spokesman said

Twitter has permanently banned prominent anti-Trump brothers Brian and Ed Krassenstein, alleging that two of the biggest stars of #Resistance Twitter had broken the site’s rules about operating fake accounts and purchasing fake interactions with their accounts...

https://www.thedailybeast.com/twitter-bans-resistance-famous-krassenstein-brothers-for-allegedly-operating-fake-accounts 

I think the operatives are in the Eastern European countries? There was a news article regarding that they were being paid (by whomever) to spread dissent using our Social Media networks.

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3 hours ago, KonichiwaRN said:

I think the operatives are in the Eastern European countries? There was a news article regarding that they were being paid (by whomever) to spread dissent using our Social Media networks.

Really?

 

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There is a good book about this from the 2016 election called Post Truth, How BS Conquered the World.  https://www.amazon.com/Post-Truth-How-🎯-Conquered-World-ebook/dp/B072F2F2PR/ref=sr_1_7?keywords=post+truth&qid=1559127799&s=gateway&sr=8-7

 

Sorry moderators, I did censor the title I wrote as you can see but the link still has the full title. Feel free to remove the link as you see fit.

ETA Actually now that I have posted the link it has self censored. 

Hmmm, not sure if that's good or bad?????

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3 hours ago, GrumpyRN said:

There is a good book about this from the 2016 election called Post Truth, How BS Conquered the World.  https://www.amazon.com/Post-Truth-How-🎯-Conquered-World-ebook/dp/B072F2F2PR/ref=sr_1_7?keywords=post+truth&qid=1559127799&s=gateway&sr=8-7

 

Sorry moderators, I did censor the title I wrote as you can see but the link still has the full title. Feel free to remove the link as you see fit.

ETA Actually now that I have posted the link it has self censored. 

Hmmm, not sure if that's good or bad?????

The link works.

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