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Don’t get blindsided by the internet. Detect early signs of coordinated conversations and the online groups responsible for them — before they go viral.
Jul 1, 2018 6 tweets 4 min read
The #walkaway campaign is an excellent example of how organic discussions about divisive topics are co-opted by domestic extremists and amplified by foreign actors for maximum disruption. 1/n When we initially spotted #walkaway on Thursday, we determined the discussion was organic. But 4chan's infamous /pol board was already debating how to exploit it. 2/n
May 29, 2018 13 tweets 6 min read
As reported by @nytimes and @wsj, PSY-Group, an Israeli company with ties to Israeli Defense Forces (IDF), partnered with Cambridge Analytica to solicit business from the U.S. government after influencing the 2016 election.

Here's how PSY imitated Americans on social media: PSY-Group used Facebook to hire American English speakers with political science backgrounds, suggesting that they intended to target Americans for political objectives.