NPR: Russian Influence Campaign Sought To Exploit Americans’ Trust In Local News

NPR: Russian Influence Campaign Sought To Exploit Americans’ Trust In Local News. “Russia’s information attack against the United States during the 2016 election cycle sought to take advantage of the greater trust that Americans tend to place in local news. The information operatives who worked out of the Internet Research Agency in St. Petersburg did not stop at posing as American social media users or spreading false information from purported news sources, according to new details. They also created a number of Twitter accounts that posed as sources for Americans’ hometown headlines.”

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