Fwd: Update on Russian-linked activity on Tumblr
g2s at riseup.net
Sat Mar 24 13:16:53 PDT 2018
-------- Original message --------From: Tumblr <no-reply at tumblr.com> Date: 3/23/18 4:27 PM (GMT-08:00) To: RussianStooge at kremlin.commieSubject: Update on Russian-linked activity on Tumblr
As part of our commitment to transparency, we want you to know that we uncovered and terminated 84 accounts linked to Internet Research Agency or IRA (a group closely tied to the the Russian government) posing as members of the Tumblr community.
The IRA engages in electronic disinformation and propaganda campaigns around the world using phony social media accounts. When we uncovered these accounts, we notified law enforcement, terminated the accounts, and deleted their original posts.
While investigating their activity on Tumblr, we discovered that you either followed one of these accounts linked to the IRA, or liked or reblogged one of their posts:
1-800-gloupbest-usa-todayblacktolivecartnsncreal previously known as: feelmydragonballsfedupwithlying previously known as: badgyalforyouhustleinatrap previously known as: thenaturecanpost, tumblercubeinfo-mix previously known as: americanstatistics, crazypolitician, girlsagainst, illegalmom, just-stat, rochelbarrlagonegirlmassivelydopepolicemassmedear previously known as: massblog021mooseblogtimespostingwhileblack previously known as: ghettablasta, heygeraldmartinjohanssen, honestinjun, nativewolveshererebellloudwiththecrowd previously known as: massivelystrangetyrantsumchckn previously known as: blondeinpolitics, blvckcommunity, classylgbthomie, hwuudoin, politixblondieswagintherain previously known as: blacklivesmatterusa, carzwithgirlzthis-truly-brutal-world previously known as: awesomewhitepearl, free-mind-and-soul
You aren’t in trouble, and don’t need to take any action if you don’t want to. We deleted the accounts but decided to leave up any reblog chains so that you can curate your own Tumblr to reflect your own personal views and perspectives.
Democracy requires transparency and an informed electorate and we take our disclosure responsibility very seriously. We’ll be aggressively watching for disinformation campaigns in the future, take the appropriate action, and make sure you know about it.
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