AP reports a surge in Russian and Chinese propaganda on Twitter

The Associated Press is reporting that Russia and China are taking advantage of new Twitter rules which are “making it easier for them to attract new followers and broadcast propaganda and disinformation to a larger audience.”

The news agency, which reports worldwide, says the Twitter platform is “no longer labeling state-controlled media and propaganda agencies, and will no longer prohibit their content from being automatically promoted or recommended to users,” leading to a one-third increase in such views over just a few weeks ago.

The full story is available at https://bit.ly/3Hes8uU.

The Associated Press is involved in ongoing efforts to fact-check disinformation and also publishes a NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn’t happen this week column at https://bit.ly/41IZvxQ, in addition to other reports.