New ‘Twitter Files’ Drop Shows Prominent Media Source For Supposed ‘Russian Disinformation’ Was A Fraud

  • The latest edition of the Twitter Files from investigative journalist Matt Taibbi revealed that media outlets, academics, and policymakers who cited an initiative meant to track supposed Russian disinformation fell for a not-so-elaborate scam.
  • Hamilton 68, a computerized dashboard that monitored purported Russian bot infiltration, tracked 644 accounts supposedly linked to “Russian influence activities online,” according to an article and a social media thread posted by Taibbi.
  • Executives at Twitter “reverse-engineered” the list of accounts out of a concern that the users were influencing the American political conversation on behalf of the Russians.
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