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Twitter Wars: Maduro Backers Bested Guaido’s Forces Online, Survey Shows

Twitter Wars: Maduro Backers Bested Guaido’s Forces Online, Survey Shows

First, consider the source. That’s always a good idea when reading the news. The source of this story, which is favorable to supporters of Venezuelan president Nicholas Maduro, is the Digital Forensics Laboratory. DFRLab is part of the Atlantic Council, a pro-NATO and pro-US. think tank in Washington. These organizations are not, in any way...

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Twitter’s Saudi Spy Network Leaves Activists Living in Fear

Twitter’s Saudi Spy Network Leaves Activists Living in Fear

From the reliably interesting Middle East Eye, a story of social media espionage. Earlier this month, a complaint filed by the US government in a California federal court accused two Twitter employees of accessing and giving the details of more than 6,000 users to a Saudi official with close ties to the royal family, between...

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Influence Op: Russia’s 2016 Twitter Campaign Had 3,900 Accounts

Influence Op: Russia’s 2016 Twitter Campaign Had 3,900 Accounts

The Russian disinformation campaign leading up to the 2016 American presidential election was bigger in scope and coordination than reported earlier, according to new analysis from the American cybersecurity company Symantec, reported by the tech site Gizmodo. Twitter released a data set of reportedly Russian-controlled disinformation actors totaling 3,900 accounts and 10 million tweets in...

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