Russia remains the largest player in the global disinformation field. This was reported by the Washington Post on the basis of a Facebook report released last week.
In recent years, the world’s main misinformer has expanded its arsenal: in addition to using its own bots (which, however, are easily recognizable by grammatical errors), Russia has begun to attract those whose target language is native, as well as conduct non-mass campaigns to influence narrow audiences. specific individuals.
Thus, according to the report, in early 2020, Facebook interrupted the operation of the Russian military aimed at Ukraine, which did not involve building a large audience. Separate profiles of fake people were created, posing as journalists and trying to contact politicians and influential people directly.