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.
Poisoning and nuclear sabre rattling abroad, reassurance at home.
After Crimea, the world learned a new word of Russian origin, dezinformatsiya – in English: disinformation.
Pro-Kremlin outlets went into overdrive in response to British Prime Minister Theresa May’s statement blaming Moscow for the poisoning and attempted murder of former Russian spy Skripal on British soil. It can be hard to find your way out once you are in the disinformation swamp. Don’t step into it.
Fuel hysteria, sow discord, spread confusion. Detailed account on manipulation attempts before US elections
A more than two year long operation involving dozens of employees, hundreds of thousands of followers and millions of dollars – such is the scale of Russia’s operation aimed at influencing the public opinion on social media before the 2016 US Presidential elections.