Federal probe finds "coordinated" social media trolls in Alberta election - 2019-09-06

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F0.png Federal probe finds "coordinated" social media trolls in Alberta election September 6, 2019, Bob Weber, Canadian Press, CityNews

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.

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{{cite news | first = Bob | last = Weber | title = Federal probe finds "coordinated" social media trolls in Alberta election | url = https://edmonton.citynews.ca/2019/09/06/federal-probe-finds-coordinated-social-media-trolls-in-alberta-election/ | work = Canadian Press | publisher = CityNews | date = September 6, 2019 | accessdate = September 7, 2019 }}