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Russia sought to use social media to influence EU vote

The European Commission report said new internet regulations might be needed, rather than a reliance on the companies to abide by a voluntary code of conduct

Adam Satariano | NYT 

European authorities blamed Russian groups on Friday for disinformation campaigns designed to depress turnout and sway public opinion in last month’s European Union elections, an official accounting that underscored how Russian interference has not abated and that Facebook and other tech platforms remain vulnerable to meddling. The preliminary review by the European Commission and the bloc’s foreign policy and security arm found that Russian-linked groups and other nonstate actors had worked to undermine credibility in the European Union through Facebook, Twitter and ...

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First Published: Sat, June 15 2019. 22:07 IST