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Secondary Infektion has been featured by news outlets all over the world. A selection of coverage:

June 16, 2020

2,500 Posts, 300 Platforms, 6 Years: A Huge But Mysterious Pro-Russia Disinformation Campaign Is Exposed

Forbes

Some disinformation groups go for low volume, high impact. Others go for the opposite. The latter is the case with Russian-linked operators who, in late 2019, infamously leaked documents on trade discussions between the U.S. and the UK, according to a new report from researchers at Graphika. 

 

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June 16, 2020

Study Exposes Russia Disinformation Campaign That Operated In The Shadows For 6 Years

NPR

For the past six years, an obscure disinformation campaign by Russian operatives has flooded the Internet with false stories in seven languages and across 300 social media platforms virtually undetected, according to new report published on Tuesday by social media researchers.

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June 16, 2020

Report: Russia-Linked Disinformation Operation Still Active

The New York Times

A Kremlin-linked social media disinformation operation that sought to interfere with the 2016 U.S. election has continued its work to divide and discredit Western democracies, a new report finds — but its effectiveness has been limited by its own cautious tactics.

(AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

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June 16, 2020

Russian Disinformation Operation Relied on Forgeries, Fake Posts on 300 Platforms, New Report Says

The Washington Post

Russian operatives used online forgeries, fake blog posts and more than 300 social media platforms to undermine opponents and spin disinformation about perceived enemies throughout the world, including in the United States, according to a new report published Tuesday.

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2,500 Posts, 300 Platforms, 6 Years: A Huge But Mysterious Pro-Russia Disinformation Campaign Is Exposed

(Forbes, June 16, 2020)

Some disinformation groups go for low volume, high impact. Others go for the opposite. The latter is the case with Russian-linked operators who, in late 2019, infamously leaked documents on trade discussions between the U.S. and the UK, according to a new report from researchers at Graphika. 

 

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"Secondary Infektion": A Vast but Ineffective Web Manipulation Campaign from Russia

(Le Monde, June 16, 2020)

Hundreds of articles on the Internet, dozens of newsletters, all orchestrated by a mysterious Russian-speaking entity determined to sow doubt in Western public opinion. This is what the researchers from the Graphika company discovered, and what they set out in a report, published Tuesday, June 16, which Le Monde was able to read beforehand.

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Researchers Uncover Six-Year Russian Misinformation Campaign Across Facebook and Reddit

(The Verge, June 16, 2020)

For six years, a mysterious group has used forged documents and a network of burner accounts to spread misinformation promoting Russian national interests, according to a new report from Graphika.

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The Russian Disinfo Operation You Never Heard About

(Wired, June 16, 2020)

The Internet Research Agency is infamous for flooding mainstream social media platforms with compelling disinformation campaigns. The GRU, Russia's military intelligence agency, deploys strategic data leaks and destabilizing cyberattacks. But in the recent history of Russia's online meddling, a third, distinct entity may have been at work on many of the same objectives—indicating that Russia's disinformation operations went deeper than was publicly known until now.

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New Report Points to How Russian Misinformation May Have Adapted Since 2016 Election

(The Wall Street Journal, June 16, 2020)

A group of Russia-based hackers used sophisticated new techniques to spread disinformation in the U.S. and avoid detection by social media companies for years, according to a new report from an information research firm.

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Russia-Based Influence Campaign Spanned Six Years

(Bloomberg, June 16, 2020)

A Russia-based group has for the last six years peddled forged documents and used fake social-media accounts in an effort to influence elections and divide critics in the West, while mostly avoiding efforts to detect such activity, according to an exhaustive report on the operation released Tuesday.

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Study Exposes Russia Disinformation Campaign That Operated In The Shadows For 6 Years

(NPR, June 16, 2020)

For the past six years, an obscure disinformation campaign by Russian operatives has flooded the Internet with false stories in seven languages and across 300 social media platforms virtually undetected, according to new report published on Tuesday by social media researchers.

Read the Full Story Here

Report: Russia-Linked Disinformation Operation Still Active

(The New York Times, June 16, 2020)

A Kremlin-linked social media disinformation operation that sought to interfere with the 2016 U.S. election has continued its work to divide and discredit Western democracies, a new report finds — but its effectiveness has been limited by its own cautious tactics.

(AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

Read the Full Story Here

Russian Disinformation Operation Relied on Forgeries, Fake Posts on 300 Platforms, New Report Says

(The Washington Post, June 16, 2020)

Russian operatives used online forgeries, fake blog posts and more than 300 social media platforms to undermine opponents and spin disinformation about perceived enemies throughout the world, including in the United States, according to a new report published Tuesday.

Read the Full Story Here

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