Federal probe finds "coordinated" social media trolls in Alberta election - 2019-09-06
A federal agency investigating the recent Alberta election has found evidence the campaign featured tactics including co-ordinated, false social media postings.
In a report released late Friday, the Rapid Response Mechanism — created by the G-7 to monitor foreign influence on democratic elections — identified social media accounts that demonstrated "co-ordinated inauthentic behaviour."
The agency was created by the G7 at the 2018 conference in Charleboix, Que. It is intended to strengthen co-ordination between members in identifying, preventing and responding to threats to G7 democracies from foreign actors using social media to meddle in elections.