Russian hackers were likely behind a series of crippling cyberattacks against at least nine Swedish media outlets in 2016, according to a newly released U.S. State Department cable.
On 31 July Facebook announced that they had removed 32 pages and accounts from their platforms for “coordinated and inauthentic behaviour.”
Reporters Without Borders has recognized online disinformation as a threat to journalism, and present 25 recommendations to tackle the problem in their new report.
Last week, a series of articles was published in the U.S. media relating to a $400-million donation allegedly made by U.S.-born financier Bill Browder to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 election campaign. The claim proved “completely without evidence.”
It’s been four years since flight MH17 was shot down over eastern Ukraine, killing all 298 people on board. Since the tragedy, pro-Kremlin media and trolls have worked tirelessly to undermine the investigation and shift the blame onto Ukraine.
Twitter’s suspension of fake accounts is part of the fallout from Russia’s disinformation campaign during the 2016 US election.