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Iran’s Running A Russia-Style Troll Factory Operation, Researchers Say

Taking an apparent cue from Russia, Iran has developed a fake news influence operation to push its agenda around the world, researchers said Tuesday. The operation, discovered by US cybersecurity firm FireEye, consists of Iranian-run fake American personas, which exist across multiple social media profiles. Those accounts link to misleading news sites and espouse political views in line with the government of Iran. The tactics are nearly identical to those used for years by Russia’s infamous “tr…

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