By Alla Hurska/Eurasia day-to-day track | 9 hours ago
On February 17, the safety provider of Ukraine (known by the Ukrainian acronym SBU) disrupted the game of a system of “bot farms” – a comprehensive, arranged effort to generate “fake” (automatic) social media marketing records, that was found to be active across numerous parts of Ukraine. In accordance with the SBU, the equipment that is technical because of the operators of the bot farms had been supported by Russian online solutions. The SBU’s research revealed that the community had registered significantly more than 8,000 active fake accounts on various popular media platforms that are social.
The primary intent behind those bot reports included, among other elements, spreading false information on the problem in Ukraine, instigating street protests and subverting popular sentiments. The bots’ destructive activities particularly included dispatching bomb that is fake to critical infrastructure items and installments in Ukraine; attacking the web records of top Ukrainian politicians with disinformation; in addition to running as points of purchase for firearms, explosive products and medications to anonymous users (ssu.gov.ua, February 17). Continue reading “Russian ‘bot farms’: The new-old challenge to Ukraine’s security that is national”