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Blogging site Tumblr reports Russian-linked activity.

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Blogging site Tumblr reports Russian-linked activity.

Popular blogging website, Tumblr, has sent an email to its users, informing them it had found Russian-linked activity on the social media site.

Tumblr claims it uncovered and terminated 84 accounts linked to Internet Research Agency, a group closely tied to the Russian government, posing as members of the site. The IRA participates in electronic disinformation and propaganda campaigns across the world by using phony social media accounts.

The accounts used usernames that pertained to social and political issues currently occurring in North America:

  • 1-800-gloup
  • bellaxiao previously known as: blogmadworldlove
  • bellygangstaboo
  • best-usa-today
  • blackness-by-your-side previously known as: black-galaxy-magic, fullyfurrymiracle, u4guy, ufo-pilot-and-his-sexy-spouse
  • blacktolive
  • cartnsncreal previously known as: feelmydragonballs
  • coldfirefan
  • cybercollectionnerdstuff
  • destinyrush previously known as: delightfullyghostlysong
  • funkycodex previously known as: craftykryptonitedelusion
  • gogomrbrown previously known as: go-mrbrown, infectedv0ice, todd-la-death
  • honestlyyoungpersona
  • hustleinatrap previously known as: thenaturecanpost, tumblercube
  • info-mix previously known as: americanstatistics, crazypolitician, girlsagainst, illegalmom, just-stat, rochelbarr
  • lagonegirl
  • massivelydopepolice
  • massmedear previously known as: massblog021
  • mooseblogtimes
  • morningwoodz previously known as: 5cubes, bangbangempire, empireofweird, gifemprireohh, innerpicsempire, picsempire
  • nevaehtyler previously known as: laserenita
  • noteverythingiswhite previously known as: ashleyfsilver
  • postingwhileblack previously known as: ghettablasta, heygeraldmartinjohanssen, honestinjun, nativewolveshere
  • rebellloudwiththecrowd previously known as: massivelystrangetyrant
  • shoutoutworldwide previously known as: blackprideworldwide, krispymentalitycowboy
  • sumchckn previously known as: blondeinpolitics, blvckcommunity, classylgbthomie, hwuudoin, politixblondie
  • swagintherain previously known as: blacklivesmatterusa, carzwithgirlz
  • the-real-eye-to-see
  • thetrippytrip previously known as: matrixpath, themostpost
  • thingstolovefor previously known as: the-inner-mirror
  • this-truly-brutal-world previously known as: awesomewhitepearl, free-mind-and-soul

The Russian government has been accused of hacking and intervening in elections across the United States, including the 2016 Presidential election.