Russian interference thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/h…
“Swansea University passed The Sunday Times 20,000 general-election-related tweets sent in the four weeks leading up to the vote by accounts that gave their language or location as Russian.”
“Public relations (PR) is the practice of managing the spread of information between an individual or an organization (such as a business, government agency, or a nonprofit organization) and the public.”
On average, there are 350,000 tweets every minute, 500 million per day, or around 200 billion tweets per year. - 6,000 tweets every second.
So the sample is very small.
“A Twitter account’s primary language is not usually clearly visible on a Twitter profile, but the data obtained by Swansea included that crucial detail.”
Someone lierally went through each of the 20k tweets by hand?
The Times didn’t pay for this, they wouldn’t, it would be prohibitively expensive.
It’s utter nonsense and has no integrity.
Why aren’t our media questioning this more?