New Research on Reddit shows defined link between Trump, Brexit, and EU troll activity.
- Far right political subreddits were set up in 2016 to support political parties in Europe – Confidence: High
- Strong cross Atlantic and inter party links suggesting these subreddits are not about party loyalty – Confidence: High
There was an attempt to influence the sub’s discussion of Brexit by fake accounts and these accounts were also used in the Trump campaign – Confidence: High
There is fake/troll/bot/manipulated accounts problem on reddit but detection is hard, compared to twitter/facebook there is not identifiable information to make an account a real person that can be easily discredited – Confidence: High
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