A recent analysis from Graphika and the Stanford Internet Observatory (SIO) indicates that hundreds of Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram accounts engaged in manipulation and spam that supported pro-Western narratives for years.
The troll farms were utilizing dishonest strategies as part of numerous covert attempts to spread pro-Western narratives to social media users in the Middle East and Central Asia. Twitter and Facebook parent Meta purportedly deleted two overlapping groups of accounts in July and August 2022, according to Graphika and SIO.
The majority of the troll farms’ tweets received only a few likes or retweets, which suggests that their influence was very minimal, according to Graphika and SIO. The most popular accounts were overt ones that claimed to be affiliated with the US military, even though 19% of covert accounts had more than 1,000 followers.
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