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Freelon, Deen; Lokot, Tetyana
HKS Misinformation Review
Russian Twitter disinformation campaigns reach across the American political spectrum
Optional Fields
disinformation, politics, social media, twitter
Evidence from an analysis of Twitter data reveals that Russian social media trolls exploited racial and political identities to infiltrate distinct groups of authentic users, playing on their group identities. The groups affected spanned the ideological spectrum, suggesting the importance of coordinated counter-responses from diverse coalitions of users.
Cambridge, MA, US
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