russian disinformation network targeted european users on TikTok, mostly Germans, Italians and British

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TikTok identified and removed a disinformation network operated from russia that was spreading war propaganda about Ukraine over the summer, the company said in a report.

The network that was operated from russia targeted primarily Germany, Italy and the United Kingdom. “The individuals behind these accounts created localized inauthentic accounts and shared content […] using speech synthesis […] amplifying a pro-russia viewpoint targeting discourse about the war in Ukraine,” the company said.

TikTok identified and removed two distinct networks targeting discourse related to the war and 1,704 associated accounts for coordinated efforts to influence public opinion and mislead users about their identities.

Between July and September 2022 the accounts attracted 133,564 followers, it added.

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