Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Saturday, April 04, 2020

On April 2, Twitter took down a pro-United Arab Emirates network of accounts that was pushing propaganda about the coronavirus pandemic and criticizing Turkey's military intervention in Libya. Previously tied to marketing firms in the region, parts of this network were removed by Facebook and Twitter last year. The network was made up of roughly 9,000 accounts, according to disinformation research firm DFRLab and independent researcher Josh Russell.



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It is almost like people should get their news from organizations of professional journalists that vet their stories and stand behind their accuracy.

#1 | Posted by bored at 2020-04-04 04:02 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Social media is for the easily manipulated.

#2 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2020-04-04 04:47 PM | Reply

At this point if it's of national importance and the info doesn't come from the AP, Reuters, WP, NYT, a couple regional giants a handful of over seas sources or investigative reporting it's likely BS.

#3 | Posted by Tor at 2020-04-05 10:16 PM | Reply

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