Social media network Reddit Declared on Tuesday that it had Removed Almost a thousand accounts suspected of links to Russia’s Internet Research Agency.
The company stated 316 articles from the Russian accounts were made on the favorite pro-Trump webpage, The_Donald, which represented extreme support for its New York businessman throughout the 2016 presidential campaign.
The Internet Research Agency, located in St. Petersburg, Russia, employs hundreds of people to drive pro-Kremlin content beneath phoney social media reports, according to US lawmakers and investigators.
A court document released in February stated those accused “had a strategic goal to sow discord in the US political system, such as the 2016 US presidential elections.”
Moscow prohibits any loopholes in the 2016 elections to help Republican Trump win.
US Senator Mark Warner said in a statement following the Reddit announcement, “As the 2018 elections strategy, I will keep on pressing the country’s intelligence leaders and social networking companies to become a lot more aggressive and proactive in responding to the hazard.”