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Russians Are Planting Bogus Political Assassination Plots Online

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Published on June 23, 2019 - Duration: 00:50s

Russians Are Planting Bogus Political Assassination Plots Online

In August of 2018, Spanish authorities uncovered a plot by anti-Brexit campaigners to assassinate Boris Johnson.

Or did they?

According to Reuters, that story and others like it were created by a network of social media accounts operating from Russia.

A study by the Atlantic Council's Digital Forensic Research Lab says Russia has attempted to seed false narratives across 30 different online platforms. The aim was to β€œdivide, discredit, and distract” Western countries.

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