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August 4, 2017

By Bellingcat Investigation Team

How Google Analytics Codes Unearthed a Network of South African Fake News Sites

In July 2015, Lawrence Alexander published a report uncovering a number of ostensibly local, Ukrainian news sites that were actually operated out of the so-called “Troll Factory” of St. Petersburg, at 55 Savushkina Street. Lawrence found the connection between these sites by locating a shared Google Analytics ID, which showed that the sites were managed…

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