A group suspected of being Russian has remained active on internet services favored by far-right Americans, showing that efforts to interfere in US politics continue after the election, according to the research firm’s reports. social media Graphika and the non-profit association Advance Democracy Inc.
The group, which Graphika also believes to be linked to the Russian government, maintains at least 20 accounts on a new version of an internet bulletin board formerly known as TheDonald, in reference to former President Donald Trump.
Nineteen of the accounts on the rebranded Patriots.win site were created in three hours on November 5, two days after the presidential election, Graphika said, and amplified Republican Trump’s false claims about vote rigging.
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NEW: Accounts linked to Russia’s Internet Research Agency “troll factory” have registered on Patriots dot win and pushed extreme right wing content there and on Gab and Parler, researchers say. https://t.co/KRCNpur69H
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