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Russia Used Social Media to Influence EU Citizens' Votes

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A report from the European Commission said that Russian accounts on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube aimed to influence voter preference by challenging the Union's democratic legitimacy and stirring up debates about immigration.

BKC’s Jonathan Zittrain has said that because "platforms are oriented to maximize user growth and retention" they are more reluctant to "[throw] up even tiny hurdles along the sign-up runway, and not closing accounts without significant cause. I suspect they figure there are enough accounts that are the subject of complaints to review without looking for more to assess."

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