Russian 'troll army' tweets cited more than 80 times in UK media

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Posts from accounts said by Twitter to be Russian trolls quoted in coverage ranging from breaking news to humorous listicles

Members of a Russian “troll army” were quoted more than 80 times across British-read media outlets before Twitter revealed their identity and banned them, a Guardian investigation has shown.

Some posts from the accounts were embedded in articles to provide apparently local reportage and pictures from the sites of disasters and crime scenes around the world. In fact, Twitter claims, all the accounts were run from the offices of the Internet Research Agency in St Petersburg, alleged to be the headquarters of Russia’s troll army.

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