Coordinated Inauthentic Behavior

FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, file photo, violent protesters, loyal to President Donald Trump, storm the Capitol, in Washington. A pro-China network of fake and imposter accounts found a global audience on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter to mock the U.S. response to the COVID-19 pandemic as well as the deadly riot in Washington that left five dead, new research published Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021, found. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
Fake Accounts Gain Traction As They Praise China, Mock US
  • 4 February 2021
Messages posted by the network, which also praised China, reached the social media feeds of...
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Facebook Shutters Pro-Trump Group Posing as ‘Official Kayleigh McEnany Fan Page’
  • 29 October 2020
The social network previously shut down a different but similarly named group after discovering it...
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Exclusive: Facebook Groups Removed for Trump Train, Candace Owens, and Ivanka Trump
  • 25 September 2020
Three pro-Trump Facebook Groups with more than 1.6 million total members all disappeared in September...
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This Kayleigh McEnany Facebook Group Was Run from North Macedonia
  • 21 September 2020
Records show that the foreign-run Facebook group Kayleigh McEnany OFFICIAL had at least 456,000 members...
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Twitter Bans Account After Trump Amplified Its Racially Charged Videos
  • 10 September 2020
Trump's promotion of @AlwaysActions provided a fascinating insight into the information (and disinformation) ecosystem of...
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Facebook Removes Another Misinformation Network Linked to Epoch Times
  • 6 August 2020
The actions come after an investigation by Snopes into the digital network's fraudulent behavior.
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Media Outlet The BL Evaded a Facebook Ban By Making a Copy of Its Site
  • 5 August 2020
A clone of The Beauty of Life (BL) site called The Lion has existed since...
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A Collection of Coordinated Inauthentic Behavior
  • 27 April 2020
Snopes investigates the coordinated efforts of trolls, scams, and campaigns that aren't quite what they...
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Kosovar Facebook Pages Use Coronavirus Fears, ‘Blue Lives Matter’ Memes To Trick American Followers
  • 10 April 2020
Networks from the Balkans nation are deploying divisive content and patriotic nostalgia, echoing past foreign...
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Savage Memes and Lunar Dreams: Deceptive Dating Sites’ Intimate Ties to Firefly Aerospace
  • 19 February 2020
How Cheech and Chong's Facebook timeline unwittingly exposed a network of niche dating websites tied...
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Facebook Removes Deceptive BL Network Following Snopes’ Reporting
  • 20 December 2019
After three months of ignoring Snopes’ request for comment on the inauthentic behavior of the...
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EXCLUSIVE: Expanding Pro-Trump Outlet ‘The BL’ Is Closely Linked to The Epoch Times
  • 11 October 2019
Both The Epoch Times and The BL deny any connection whatsoever. Our report makes that...
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