Astroturfing research. We spent the second half of 2020 analysing 24 fake Twitter profiles that published divisive or hostile content and were regularly mentioned or retweeted by Slovenian right-wing politicians.

The publication of results in February of 2021 was met with great media and public interest, as well as attempts of defamation by other Twitter users, some of them authentic and some probably fake. We presented unequivocal evidence that these were indeed fake profiles, as well as graphs showing various aspects of their activities. We also took steps to report cases of identity theft to Twitter.

Status: Active
Parent Organization: Danes je nov dan
Last Modified: 11/29/2023
Added on: 5/20/2023

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