Tucker

PONARS Eurasia 28 Oct 2020
(France 24) Russia's coordinated effort to nudge Americans toward voting for Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election caught social media companies flat-footed and remains a stain on the reputation of Facebook in particular. Four years later, the FBI and other American security officials -- aware of interference but silent last time -- are warning that Russia and Iran are meddling...
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Joshua Tucker 16 Apr 2020
(International Journal of Press/Politics) This paper investigates online propaganda strategies of the Internet Research Agency (IRA)—Russian “trolls”—during the 2016 U.S. presidential election. We assess claims that the IRA sought either to (1) support Donald Trump or (2) sow discord among the U.S. public by analyzing hyperlinks contained in 108,781 IRA tweets. Our results show that although...