Russian Twitter trolls stoking anti-Islamic sentiment in Australia, experts warn; Researchers say Russia-linked accounts strongly back Julian Assange and try to destabilise democracy by amplifying social divisions

Description

Russian Twitter trolls have targeted Australia’s democracy primarily through attempts to stoke anti-Islamic sentiment and have begun to advocate on behalf of Julian Assange, researchers have warned.

Subject

Social Media; Political Science

Period20 Nov 2018

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Media coverage

  • TitleRussian Twitter trolls stoking anti-Islamic sentiment in Australia, experts warn; Researchers say Russia-linked accounts strongly back Julian Assange and try to destabilise democracy by amplifying social divisions
    Media name/outletThe Guardian (London)
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date20/11/18
    PersonsMichael Jensen