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Posts Tagged: Twitter

May 5, 2020

By Benjamin Strick

Uncovering A Pro-Chinese Government Information Operation On Twitter and Facebook: Analysis Of The #MilesGuo Bot Network

An ongoing information operation is using a network of bots made up of newly created and stolen accounts to target a businessman, exiled from China, who has spoken critically of China’s response to COVID-19. Yet identifying the network has revealed a much larger operation amplifying content across multiple languages, platforms, countries, and topics, with links…

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April 15, 2020

By Natalia Antonova

“Satanic” Vaccines And Satire Gone Wild: COVID-19 Disinfo Meets Religion

There is no such thing as harmless disinformation during a pandemic. Yet COVID-19 disinformation spreading within and about religious communities deserves particular attention. Why?  Think about it this way: Within insular groups, especially those that are critical and/or suspicious of science, lies and misleading information about a global health crisis can spread faster than a…

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September 3, 2019

By Benjamin Strick

Twitter Analysis: Identifying A Pro-Indonesian Propaganda Bot Network 

The ongoing conflict in West Papua has surged recently as the West Papuan freedom movement seeks independence from Indonesia.  While aggression has been documented on both sides, there are grave concerns that Indonesian security forces have been responsible for human rights abuses through the violent suppression of West Papuans in their pursuit of independence.  Hostilities…

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