Et tu, Tumblr? Blogging site says it was used by Russia to spread fake news in 2016

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When it comes to talk of Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election that saw Donald Trump catapulted to power, the focus has been very much on Facebook and Twitter. But now the blogging platform Tumblr has held its hand up and revealed that it was used by Russian trolls to disseminate disinformation and propaganda. Tumblr says that it discovered a number of accounts that were used by Russia’s Internet Research Agency (IRA), and that it helped with an investigation and prosecution of numerous individuals. See also: The Google News Initiative is yet another attempt to combat fake news…

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