It’s not just U.S. and other foreign government elections that the Kremlin is trying to influence using underhanded social media tactics. ZNAK is reporting that Kremlin youth activists are apparently using the Vkontakte accounts of dead people to spread strong-man excerpts from Putin’s press events. Vkontakte is the “Facebook of Russia”–the country’s most popular social media network. Hmm…using deceased people to influence votes. What does that remind me of?
Putin’s campaign is off to a great start: Kremlin youth activists apparently use the Vkontakte accounts of dead people to promote strong-man excerpts from Putin’s presser. https://t.co/BFpZGZJWB2 pic.twitter.com/E2udxMNe1p
— Kevin Rothrock (@KevinRothrock) December 17, 2017