Russia exploited Twitter for disinformation as early as 2014,
targeting local news

https://boingboing.net/2018/07/12/the-troll-factory-pwned-us-all.html

        As early as 2014, Russian operatives working out of the
        Internet Research Agency (IRC) in St. Petersburg were busy
        creating fake Twitter accounts for U.S. local news
        organizations that did not exist.

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