Russia’s Internet Research Agency Turned to Tumblr, Too

84 accounts were deleted last fall, and law enforcement was notified

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Despite Tumblr having faded into the background in the social media landscape, the Internet Research Agency—the Russian entity that sought to sway the 2016 U.S. presidential election via social media—saw enough use in the microblogging platform to establish at least 84 accounts that were used in a “disinformation campaign.”

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