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Disinformation for Hire: Russians Hijack Western Media, Tech Companies for Profit

The staples of Russian misinformation campaigns—fake news and social media propaganda—are turning up in a new place: the private sector. For a small fee, companies can pay Russian operatives to boost their image or smear their competitors, employing some of the same tactics used by the Kremlin to disrupt the 2016 U.S. presidential election. To …

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100 Million Russians Use Social Media Every Day

Over 100 million people in Russia visit at least one social network every day. The most visited social networks in Russia are as follows, in order. VKontakte YouTube Odnoklassniki Facebook Instagram Twitter The audiences strongly differ. Eighty percent of all VKontakte — VK — users are under 34 years old. Odnoklassniki targets a middle-aged audience, …

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