In the US, a portal was launched Wednesday to watch Russian or Russian support propaganda and Twitter disinformation.
The Hamilton68 portal was brought to life by researchers who work in cooperation with the Alliance for the Protection of Democracy, working to eliminate or at least balance the news and analyzes that Russian or Russian advocates propagandize. The Confederation for the Preservation of Democracy, a month ago, was bipartisan to balance Russian propaganda, with substantial financial support from the German Marshall Fund (Marshall Fund in Germany). The fund also supports the costs of running the news portal. Hamilton68 is also focusing on English-language websites, but focuses on English-language Twitter posts. Prior to launching the website, researchers identified about 600 Twitter accounts, which they consider to be Russian propaganda. They observe the openly Russian RTG and Sputnik news portals broadcast by them and the Twitter users who share Russian government news. J.M. Berger, a member of the Association for Democracy Preservation, Marshall-funded researcher at the US Public Service Radio (NPR), said in a interview: “Not everyone is on the Kremlin payment list who shares such content.”
Researchers are now also studying ways to build similar analytics on other platforms such as Facebook, Reddit, or YouTube. According to Berger, this is more difficult because fewer data is available on these platforms.
Twitter did not comment on the initiative, but said he was not involved in the project. The name of the portal is also referring to Alexander Hamilton, one of the founding fathers of the United States, who published a series of treatises in defense of the US Constitution in 1788 under the title Federalist, and in his 68 th essay he wrote that US elections should be protected from foreign intervention.
Source: MTI / Image: dashboard.securingdemocracy.org/