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The surprising new strategy of pro-Russia bots (STA BREAKING NEWS and ARCHIVES)

by Theresa @, Tuesday, September 12, 2017, 16:40

Co-ordinated groups of Twitter bots pushing pro-Russian propaganda have developed an odd but occasionally effective strategy - retweeting messages that the bot-makers disagree with and flooding their enemies with followers.

Brian Krebs is an investigative journalist with a big social media following. But even he was surprised when one of his tweets was retweeted thousands of times:

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