Reddit: US-UK NHS ‘Sale’ Docs Leaked by Russia
Reddit announced that it has banned 61 accounts and one subreddit after post-Brexit US-UK trade deal documents were leaked on the platform as part of a Russian influence campaign. Reddit launched an investigation into the leaked documents and found that the users posting the documents may be associated with a Russian group named “Secondary Infektion” that had previously attempted similar operations on Facebook.
Over the weekend, Reddit stated that two users posted the leaked documents and several other accounts participated in vote manipulation on the original post. The posts were removed by moderators or as part of normal content manipulation operations, and the posts were located in different regional subreddits and in several languages. The Secondary Infektion group is well known for its attempts to manipulate social media platforms to create discord between NATO allies.