Data sheds light on how Russian Twitter trolls targeted Canadians | CBC News

Source: Data sheds light on how Russian Twitter trolls targeted Canadians | CBC News

The fact that these trolls also targeted Canadians comes as no surprise to Stephanie MacLellan, a cybersecurity analyst at the Waterloo, Ont.-based think-tank the Centre for International Governance and Innovation

“Russian trolls went after other liberal democratic countries — and Canada has been a vocal defender the liberal democratic order, like the NATO alliance,” said MacLellan.

“This goes with the general trend [of the Russian government] trying to undermine countries that oppose its ambitions.”