Suspicious accounts spread disinformation in Alberta election, federal report says - 2019-09-06

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F99.png Suspicious accounts spread disinformation in Alberta election, federal report says September 6, 2019, Emma McIntosh, National Observer

Canadians appear to have manipulated the online conversation during the 2019 Alberta provincial election using social disinformation strategies pioneered by foreign entities, a federal government report released Friday found.

Though there's no evidence the co-ordinated, "inauthentic" social-media behaviour influenced the results of the election, it mainly came from supporters of the United Conservative Party, which is now in power. It also came from lobby groups not connected to any party, far-right figures and hate organizations, the report found.

"Domestic actors are also emulating the tactics used by foreign actors, within the context of provincial elections," read the report.

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