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I was working on mapping out all the pages/groups moderated/administered mostly by fake accounts when the Snopes piece came out. Most of the accounts are low in sophistication - stock image profile pics, accounts tweeting in Vietnamese and then suddenly switching to English.
The pages/groups were created to promote the particular language content for all the BL sites, so they were in Vietnamese, English, Mandarin, & Spanish. Content from the English language site were promoted in pro-Trump groups/pages that had basically the same naming convention.
They were named things like "Trump-Pence 2020," "MAGA President Trump 2020" etc. If you looked at the page transparency tool, you could see they were created. Many of the page/group names originally ended in a number because they were creating them in bulk.
I discovered 53 Trump groups managed by accounts like this one. It was a recently created account using a stock image as a profile picture that exclusively posted pro-Trump content from The BL.
There are also numerous foreign language pages and groups, again created to promote The BL's content, primarily using fake accounts as moderators/admins. For example, these are two Chinese-language pages. The pages have created other groups, some of them politically focused.
The sophistication level of this effort was very, very low. Yet these pages and groups have MILLIONS of followers receiving in some cases very divisive political content. #disinformation
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