Russia-linked Twitter accounts 'tried to divide UK' after terrorist attacks

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University researchers find at least 47 accounts that posted at least 475 messages, reposted more than 153,000 times

Fake social media accounts linked to Russia were used to influence and interfere with public debate in the aftermath of four terrorist attacks in the UK this year, researchers have found.

At least 47 Russian Twitter accounts posted material after attacks at Westminster Bridge, Manchester Arena, London Bridge and Finsbury Park, according to researchers at the Cardiff University Crime and Security Research Institute (CSRI), who voiced concern that third parties were using social media to amplify the public harm caused by terrorism in Britain.

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