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Russia uses its official government Twitter accounts to rebuke its critics and troll Western leaders.
On Tuesday, Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs tweeted a satirical response to UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s criticism of Moscow’s interference in elections.
Kremlin trolling on Twitter dates back years.

During the 2016 election, Russian-linked bots and trolls on social media attempted to inflame relations among Americans by spreading fake news and highlighting vulnerable racial and political divisions. They bought ads on Twitter and shared posts on Facebook, concealing their identities while pretending to be real Americans.

But the Kremlin has another, more conspicuous way of spreading propaganda and trolling the West that doesn’t normally get as much attention.

In the last few years, Russia has used official government Twitter accounts to undermine the West and hit back against criticism, often with tantalizing and meme-filled rhetoric. The Twitter accounts of Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) and its Embassy in the UK, both of which tweet in English, have been particularly active.

On Tuesday for example, after UK Prime Minister Theresa May slammed Russia for planting fake stories and photo-shopping images on social media “in an attempt to sow …read more


Source:: Businessinsider – Politics

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