241m Europeans ‘may have received Russian-linked disinformation’

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Research says malign actors online tried to craft individual narrative for each EU state

Around half of all Europeans could have been exposed to disinformation promoted by social media accounts linked to Russia before the European elections, an analysis suggests.

Evidence of 6,700 so-called “bad actors” posting enough content to reach up to 241 million users was discovered by researchers examining the scale of the threat.

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