Pro-Putin Blog Network on LiveJournal?

Lawrence Alexander looks at what he says is a huge fake account network on LiveJournal that is dedicated to promoting Vladimir Putin. “Since spring 2014, thousands of fake LiveJournal blogs have been mass-posting content promoting a pro-Kremlin stance on world events, attacking Western leaders and praising Russian president Vladimir Putin. Using custom Python code, Lawrence Alexander was able to isolate and analyze these accounts. Delving deeper into the metadata of the supporting Twitter bot network could provide further clues as to their origin.” Fascinating article. But why would you do this on LiveJournal?

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