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Thread by @jc_stubbs: An interesting thing happened on the internet with week. U.S. travel management firm was hit with Ragnar Locker ransomware. The company agre…


NEW: After the Iranian influence operation was exposed in August,
@Bing_Chris and I went digging. Three months later we can finally show you what we found. A lot of it is weird, some of it is scary. Here’s a thread with a few of the key parts
reut.rs/2FQzTK8 via
@Reuters
– More than 70 false news websites

– Targeting at least 15 countries in 16 different languages

– It is *still* active on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube

– Parts are a mess, but it has had impact

– It’s had help from U.S. companies
One of best examples of impact is a 2016 story by a website in the Iranian campaign called AWD, or Another Western Dawn. It falsely reported that Israel had threatened a nuclear strike against Pakistan, prompting then Pakistani def min
@KhawajaMAsif to respond with this tweet
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