Only be sure always to call it please “research”

This just in (i.e. just tweeted by Benjamin Wittes with an extra-emphatic “BOOM”) –


The Post yesterday:

The latest revelations come after U.S. intelligence officials warned this week that Russia is gearing up to meddle again, this time in the November elections. Yet even as analysts urge preparation for the next round of online disinformation, major questions remain from 2016 over how Russians inserted themselves into a rollicking American political campaign without setting off more alarms in the United States — or triggering efforts to combat the disinformation effort.

The analysis by Albright, who is the research director at Columbia’s Tow Center for Digital Journalism and is part of Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, involved analyzing tweets from accounts that Twitter told Congress in November were controlled by the Internet Research Agency, a private firm in St. Petersburg often described as Russia’s leading online troll farm. Albright also catalogued more than 11,000 links from those tweets and ranked the most popular sources. (Twitter gave Congress a second list of accounts linked to the troll farm last month, but it has not yet been made public.)

I think this is the first indictment of a Russian perp?

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