Crown Prosecution Service: "there is sufficient evidence to provide a realistic prospect of conviction and it is clearly in the public interest to charge Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov" with the attempted murder of the Skripals.
If they were aiming for attention, it worked.
Average of 1.4 tweets per user.
Consistent with organic traffic flows, not substantially gamed traffic.
Aug 29, 2018 • 20 tweets • 9 min read
Thread: how a cluster of websites laundered Iranian regime messaging and passed it around the network @FireEye exposed last week.
One of the interesting things about the original network was how often they cited a website called IUVMPress. (The acronym stands for the International Union of Virtual Media.)
Here's Instituto Manquehue, one of the sites identified by FireEye, listing them as an author.
Aug 29, 2018 • 5 tweets • 2 min read
Catching up: interesting finding from @Ofcom on a pro-Saudi advert which broke the ban on political advertising.
10k tweets, from just over 2k users. Average: 4.9 tweets / user.
In spontaneous traffic, the average is usually below 2.2. Higher usually shows bots or coordinated action.
Here's why. The ten most active accounts contributed 2,247 tweets. Almost a quarter of the total sample.