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Major opinion influencer on Twitter does not exist

by Futures Centre, Nov 8
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Jenna Abrams, a Twitter user who had nearly 70,000 followers at one point and was featured in articles by news outlets as diverse as USA Today, The Washington Post, Mashable, France24 and The Times of India, has been found to be fake.

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Investigators from the US House of Congress and social media companies have shown that the account was run by employees of the Internet Research Agency – the Russian government funded ‘troll farm’ based in St Petersburg. The account tweeted on topics as wide ranging as Kim Kardashian to the old Confederate flag.

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