In 18 States recorded online manipulations with elections — Freedom House

Misinformation on the Internet has influenced the elections in at least 18 countries. About this international non-governmental organization Freedom House said in the report «Freedom on the Internet», which covers the period from June 2016 to June 2017.

Proven use boat technology during the election of the President of the United States, one of the key platforms for fraud has become the social network Facebook, say the researchers.

There are 30 States where there are organizations, writing comments in social networks on the instructions of government agencies, says Freedom House.

In 2015-2016 «Troll factory» operated only in 23 countries.

6 September 2017 Director of security Facebook Alex Stamos said that almost two years Facebook accounts from Russia were bought and distributed in the social network political advertising. Subsequently, Facebook blocked all these pages, as the social network banned the fake account.

It was reported that Russian Internet bots are actively used Twitter to send political spam in the run-up to elections.

October 31, lawyers for Google and the representatives of the companies Facebook and Twitter have testified in the U.S. Senate on cases of use of their platforms in the Russian interests during the election campaign of 2016.




In 18 States recorded online manipulations with elections — Freedom House 15.11.2017

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