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#Facebook & #Twitter are reported by the Russian state press to “report on their compliance with Russian regulations requiring companies to store Russian users’ data on servers located inside Russia. 👇🏼
“If they refused, both companies faced small fines of 5,000 rubles ($75), though Roskomnadzor was careful to point out that it has no current plans to block the social-media giants.“
(the same outlet later revealed that Twitter’s response actually notified Russian officials that the company’s representatives can’t visit Moscow in January.)
Two days ago, Facebook removed 364 pages and accounts that had almost 800,000 followers and had spent around $135,000 on ads on the platform between October 2013 and this month.
The fake accounts linked to Sputnik were targeting Eastern European countries with anti-NATO propaganda. The same week, Trump reportedly talked to pulling the US out of NATO and cancelled Pelosi’s visit to Brussels to reassure the US’s allies of “ironclad” intentions to stay.
Reminder: oligarchs and organized crime figures close to the Kremlin have invested Gazprom $ into FB and Twitter. medium.com/@ZarinaZabrisk…
This is a hybrid war that combines unconventional methods of warfare. Coordinated activities of the networks of agents of influence, public opinion manipulation, weaponizing data, and masking these actions are the part of the attacks aimed on undermining the adversary.
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