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May 31, 2019

Report: Fake Social Media Accounts Spread Pro-Iran Messages During Midterms

The story the media just can't stop talking about.

A network of fake social media accounts impersonated political candidates and journalists to spread messages in support of Iran and against U.S. President Donald Trump around the 2018 congressional elections, cybersecurity firm FireEye said on Tuesday.

The findings show how unidentified, possibly government-backed, groups could manipulate social media platforms to promote stories and other content that can influence the opinions of American voters, the researchers said.

This particular operation was largely focused on promoting “anti-Saudi, anti-Israeli, and pro-Palestinian themes,” according to the report by FireEye.

The campaign was organized through a series of fake personas that created various social media accounts, including on Twitter and Facebook. Most of these accounts were created last year and have since been taken down, the report said.

Wait, so let me get this straight:

Obama colluded with Iran to run an information op against the US public and media ("they know literally nothing," Ben Rhodes said of the Iran Echo Chamber he conducted) to benefit Iran, and then...

...Iran repays the favor by running psyops to benefit both itself and the Democrat Party.

This reminds me of something... tip of my tongue...

No, don't tell me. I'm sure it will come to me.


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