Russian Twitter Trolls Aren't a Risk. They're Already Promoting Anti-Immigrant Lies - 2019-07-30

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F0.png Russian Twitter Trolls Aren't a Risk. They're Already Promoting Anti-Immigrant Lies July 30, 2019, Ahmed Al-Rawi, The Tyee

Russian troll activity on Twitter aimed at influencing public opinion has attracted a lot of attention in the United States and other Western democracies.

Canadians may feel it's not an issue here. But our recent examination of Twitter data suggests there are reasons to be concerned as the country heads into a federal election.

Our research shows Russian trolls were trying to stoke divisions among Canadians by tweeting fake news stories and Islamophobic statements after the Québec mosque shootings in 2017.

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{{cite news | first = Ahmed | last = Al-Rawi | author2 = Yasmin Jiwani | title = Russian Twitter Trolls Aren't a Risk. They're Already Promoting Anti-Immigrant Lies | url = https://thetyee.ca/Analysis/2019/07/30/Russian-Trolls-Promoting-Anti-Immigrant-Lies/ | work = The Tyee | date = July 30, 2019 | accessdate = August 6, 2019 }}