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    5 December 2019

    Jeremy Corbyn holding up leaked documents

    ComProp researcher Lisa-Maria Neudert spoke to Reuters about the leak of British-U.S. trade documents ahead of the UK general election:

    The researchers interviewed by Reuters said the websites used to put the information online, Twitter activity and language errors all resembled the Secondary Infektion campaign.

    Lisa-Maria Neudert, a researcher at Oxford University’s Project on Computational Propaganda, said if Russia was behind the leak, its aim may not have been to help any particular side in the election.

    “We know from the Russian playbook that often it is not for or against anything,” she said. “It’s about sowing confusion, and destroying the field of political trust.”

    Read the full article here.

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