Martin Innes
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Russian Influence and Interference Measures Following the 2017 UK Terrorist Attacks

Centre for Research and Evidence on Security Threats (CREST)

Abstract

The level of influence and interference by Russian-linked social media accounts trying to engineer social division in the UK is considerably more extensive than has been reported to date. This policy brief details how independent analysis has identified systematic use of fake social media accounts, linked to Russia, amplifying the public impacts of four terrorist attacks that took place in the UK in 2017.