A trove of hacked emails appears to show that Moscow planned to fund a dirty-tricks campaign aimed at sowing division and spreading disinformation in Ukraine, just months after Russia invaded the country.
Kremlin’s propaganda in the Skripal case is successful – Russian lies outperform real news on the topic.
Amid growing international consensus that Moscow was behind the poisoning of ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Russian audiences are being bombarded with different, often conflicting theories about the case.
The data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica took private information from more than 50 million U.S. Facebook users without their permission to support Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, one of the biggest breaches in Facebook’s history.
Disinformation spreads faster and farther than truth on Twitter, and bots are not the main culprits.
As concern grows over social media’s role in helping spread disinformation, Facebook pledges to have 20,000 employees monitoring harmful content on its platform by the end of the 2018.