r/worldnews – Right-Wing Trumpist News Site Busted as Putin Troll Farm Operation
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The clunkily titled “Newsroom for American and European Based Citizens,” or NAEBC, was on Thursday exposed as a Russian front reportedly linked to the Internet Research Agency-the Kremlin-backed troll farm behind much of the interference in the 2016 U.S. election.
Reuters’ Jack Stubbs reports that, while the site had a presence on Twitter and LinkedIn-where fake accounts tried to whip up support and outrage for the articles-NAEBC failed to attract much attention on the most popular social media sites.
Following the Reuters report, the fake site has been locked out of the top social networks-LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook-but Parler said the company didn’t know what NAEBC was, and Gab hasn’t commented.