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Russians Again Targeting Americans With Disinformation, Facebook and Twitter Say

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The first public evidence of their efforts to help Trump: "information laundering": the "Russians hired real Americans to write for the website... Peace Data used personas with computer-generated images to create what looked like a legitimate news organization... mixed pop culture, politics and activism to appeal to a young audience" - major upgrade in quality from 2016, which was nevertheless apparently effective.

Activities on Twitter and Facebook to promote the site "almost overt, designed to be detected" - is there stuff they're not detecting (other Peace Data sites), or are they simply trying to instil paranoia and undermine information, or both? Even if they're detected, a lot of damage is done.

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The above notes were curated from the full post www.nytimes.com/2020/09/01/technology/facebook-russia-disinformation-election.html.

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