The officers of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) have exposed a citizen of Kyiv, who administered the anti-Ukrainian communities on the social networks. He was supervised by the Russian special services as SBU reported.
“He got the access for the monetary reward to the so-called “advertisement’s cabinets” of the accounts of the Ukrainian users of Facebook and Twitter. According to the clients, thus, a perpetrator was supposed to manipulate the consciousness of the Ukrainian voters in the interests of Kremlin,” the message said.
It is noted that the SBU officers detected over 300 accounts, which could be used for the political targeted advertisements during the election campaign.
“The organizers planned to influence the legal awareness and personal choice of the voters with their help and to spread the tendentious and fake information for the discreditation of the Ukrainian authority and law enforcement bodies,” the SBU noted.
The Security Service passed the information about the exposed accounts to the administration of the Facebook and Twitter.
As we reported Facebook administration limits political publicity in a number of states, including Ukraine. The changes concern Nigeria, India, Ukraine and the EU member countries, where elections will be held this year.
The presidential campaign in Ukraine began on December 31, 2018. The elections day is slated for March 31, 2019. As of January 17, eight candidates officially filled in the papers and were registered by the Central Election Commission of Ukraine.