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#Electionwatch thread: The funny thing about Mexico's "King of fake news" is that most of his likes come from India and Brazil.

King of fake news, or just fake king?…
"Victory Lab" claims to be a fake-news titan in Mexico. Its founder, Carlos Merlo, says that people like him got Trump elected.

The first odd thing about the Victory Lab FB page: how come the top two recommendations are to users in India?
The second odd thing: this post got 3,500 likes, and no other reactions at all.

Facebook introduced varied reactions in 2016, guys.
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Fascinating dynamics here on some of the Twitter traffic boosting the Nueva Alianza in Mexico.

Pretty much a textbook case of what organic traffic doesn't look like.

@DFRLab #ElectionWatch…
Just one example: hashtag MeadeConNuevaAlianza.

Almost 60k mentions in 48 hours. Quite a spike, but it could be organic.
But look at this. Those mentions came from 13.6k users.

That's an average of 4.4 posts per user.

That's at least double what would be normal for organic traffic.
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Thread: Pro-Kremlin accounts boosted accusations of fraud after Scottish #indyref. #ElectionWatch @DFRLab…
Scotland voted on September 18, 2014. "Yes" leader Alex Salmond conceded defeat early on Sep 19.…
While the results were still coming out, the Russian election observer said that the vote "didn't meet international standards".
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