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A Collection of Coordinated Inauthentic Behavior

Snopes investigates the coordinated efforts of trolls, scams, and campaigns that aren't quite what they seem.

Published Apr 27, 2020

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Snopes built its name checking misinformation on the internet, but as the years have gone by, we have also witnessed the rise of massive efforts to spread it. A phenomenon called "coordinated inauthentic behavior" — defined by the leading social media platforms as the use of multiple accounts or pages that hide the real identities of the people running them to mislead and/or influence people for political or financial gain — has become rampant on social media.

The Snopes Dive Team has uncovered several shady scams, trolls, and fake-account rings. Here are all of the investigations to date.

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