Russian special services massively buy accounts of Ukrainians in Facebook, Twitter

Source : 112 Ukraine

The aggressor state plans to intervene in the electoral processes in Ukraine through its "trolls factory", the Ukrainian Security Service reported
17:31, 15 December 2018

112 Agency

Computer and information security specialists record the massive attempts of the Russian special services to gain access to the accounts of Ukrainians in Facebook and Twitter. It was reported by the Ukrainian Security Service.

The aggressor country operates through the Internet Research Agency LLC, which, according to operative data, is involved in the intelligence and subversive activities of the Russian Federation, and intervenes in the electoral processes of many democratic countries in the world. In fact, it is a huge troll factory.

Russians act disguised, they turn to the citizens of Ukraine allegedly with a commercial offer from advertisers. They ask to provide temporary access to social networks accounts for a monetary reward, ostensibly for distribution of targeted advertising and promotion of commercial interests through them.

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In fact, the Russian special services are planning to engage in intelligence and subversive activities through Facebook and Twitter accounts, manipulate the public poinion and distribute anti-Ukrainian materials aimed at destabilizing the social and political situation. Thus, they plan to influence the results of the presidential and parliamentary elections in Ukraine in 2019.

“The Security Service of Ukraine once again appeals to Ukrainian users of social networks with a request to be attentive. In case of receiving such proposals from unknown people, as well as revealing the facts of posting publications on social networks containing signs of crimes... report to the SSU hotline. In addition, we note that the responsibility for possible unlawful actions, according to the current legislation, will be assigned to the owner or the person who registered the account in social network,” the Security Service warns.

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