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Research Shows Twitter Manipulation in Weeks Before EU Elections

Researchers with the Sherpa project have uncovered a sizable Twitter misinformation campaign that promoted “politically inflammatory content, racist content, and mistruths,” in an attempt to influence European voters in the days before the European Parliament Election, which took place last week.

The campaign primarily targeted Italian and French voters with far-right propaganda that was retweeted through hundreds of fake accounts. In both of these countries, Eurosceptic, far-right parties secured more votes than any other party.

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