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2016 के अमेरिकी राष्ट्रपति चुनाव में मध्यस्थता को लेकर इस साल की शुरुआत में 12 रूसियों को इंटरनेट रिसर्च एजेंसी (IRA), सेंट पीटर्सबर्ग स्थित कंपनी और रूस की सबसे बदनाम ट्रोल फैक्ट्री में नौकरी मिली थी।

Left Trolls accounted for 14 percent of the data with 230 handles and 405, 549 tweets. These accounts were more apt to use hashtags such as #MuslimBan or #BlackLivesMatter, tweeting about topics such as gender, religious, and sexual identity in a manner that researchers surmise was meant to divide the Democratic party.

The other three categories had decidedly different aims. "News Feed" trolls were the third largest category at 20.2 percent (54 handles and 567, 846 tweets); according to the researchers, their aim was to serve as local news aggregators with handles such as @OnlineMemphis and @TodayPittsburgh, linking to legitimate news sources but sometimes tweeting with a pro-Russia slant.

Hashtag Gamer trolls had nothing to do with video games. Coming in at a smaller percentage of tweets at 8.1 percent (110 handles and 216, 895 tweets), the category refers to the hashtag games played often on Twitter. For example, the researchers said accounts often played innocuous games like #ThingsILearnedFromCartoons, interspersed with more political hashtags such as #OffendEveryoneIn4Words and #ItsSoWhiteOutside.

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Linvill and Warren didn' t focus as heavily on the commercial category (business marketing tweets) and another small percentage of the data went uncategorized. Finally, there's the Fearmongering category at a minuscule 0.4>

रूसी चुनावी मध्यस्थता धीमे होने का कोई संकेत नहीं दिखा रही है। माइक्रोसॉफ्ट पहले ही 2018 के मध्यावधि चुनाव के उम्मीदवारों पर हैकिंग के कई प्रयासों को नाकाम कर चुका है, और ट्रम्प प्रशासन के अधिकारियों ने गुरुवार को 2018 के मध्यावधि चुनाव के लिए रूस की योजना के बारे में कड़ी चेतावनी जारी की।

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