The_Network – Reddit Operations US/EU

New Research on Reddit shows defined link between Trump, Brexit, and EU troll activity.

  1. Far right political subreddits were set up in 2016 to support political parties in Europe – Confidence: High
  2. Strong cross Atlantic and inter party links suggesting these subreddits are not about party loyalty – Confidence: High
  3. 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

  4. 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

Research Reports and Data:

brexit_reddit2

bot_reddit2

report on reddit

The _ network

the_ network data

 

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