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Report: Russian Election Trolling Is Becoming Subtler, Tougher To Detect | NPR

By Philip Ewing
March 5, 2020

Russia’s trolling specialists have evolved their disinformation and agitation techniques to become subtler and tougher to track, according to new research unveiled on Thursday.

A cache of Instagram posts captured by researchers showed that the Russians were “better at impersonating candidates” and that influence-mongers “have moved away from creating their own fake advocacy groups to mimicking and appropriating the names of actual American groups,” wrote Young Mie Kim, a University of Wisconsin professor who analyzed the material with her team.

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Source: Report: Russian Election Trolling Is Becoming Subtler, Tougher To Detect | NPR

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