Special report: How Iran spreads disinformation around the world


(Worthy News) - A Tehran-based agency has quietly fed propaganda through at least 70 websites to countries from Afghanistan to Russia. And American firms have helped.

More than 70 websites found by Reuters which push Iranian propaganda to 15 countries, in an operation that cybersecurity experts, social media firms and journalists are only starting to uncover. The sites found by Reuters are visited by more than half a million people a month, and have been promoted by social media accounts with more than a million followers.

The sites underline how political actors worldwide are increasingly circulating distorted or false information online to influence public opinion. The discoveries follow allegations that Russian disinformation campaigns have swayed voters in the United States and Europe. Advisers to Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, and the army in Myanmar, are also among those using social media to distribute propaganda and attack their enemies. Moscow has denied the charges, while Riyadh and Yangon have not commented. [ Source: YNet News (Read More...) ]

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2 thoughts on “Special report: How Iran spreads disinformation around the world”

  1. I laugh at this. If anyone wants to learn from the masters of disinformation, just ask the U.S. government security agencies ...... CIA, FBI, NSA, etc, etc, etc ...... oh yes and Obama, Hillary, Holder, Brennan, etc, etc, etc ...
    Iran is just trying to catch up.

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