Russian trolls' tweets cited in more than 100 UK news articles

The media loves embedding Russian troll tweets! Although they are not labeled as such, report Alex Hern, Pamela Duncan and Ella Creamer:

In June the US Congress released details of 1,000 accounts that Twitter believes were run by the Internet Research Agency (IRA), a state-backed misinformation operation based in St Petersburg, adding to more than 2,000 accounts the company had already identified.
The accounts were cited in news stories by the British press more than 20 times. Adding to the 80 citations the Guardian uncovered in November 2017, Russian propaganda ended up being published by the British press more than 100 times.


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