How Much Did Russia Manipulate Twitter? - Liberal Resistance

How Much Did Russia Manipulate Twitter?

That’s the question that has been onĀ  everyone’s mind since 2016. The answer may be, A Whole Hell Of A Lot.

Politico is reporting that Internet security firm Symantic has determined that Russian agents basically flooded Twitter with misleading posts during the election. Notes Politico writer Tim Starks, “Their research analyzed a massive data set that Twitter released in October 2018 on nearly 3,900 accounts and 10 million tweets. It discovered that the average lag between account creation and first tweet was 177 days and the most retweeted account garnered 6 million retweets, and less than 2,000 of those came from within the IRA-linked network of accounts.”

This is a very disturbing allegation and brings up again the question of whether tRump really won the election, or whether it was entirely a staged event.