Coordinated ‘I Hate Trump’ Campaign on Instagram Unmasked by Researchers

Coordinated ‘I Hate Trump’ Campaign on Instagram Unmasked by Researchers

Following the debates about the alleged social media campaign against Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential election, it turns out that her rival, Donald Trump, might have become the target of a similar attack.
The Italian analytics firm Ghost Data has identified a suspicious operation against current US President Donald Trump on Instagram, which is owned by Facebook Inc. Researchers spotted what they referred to as a “coordinated social media operation” with a mass of identical posts featuring hashtags #ihatetrump and #ImpeachTrump on the photo hosting platform. The extreme and violent messages aimed at Trump and “easily” regarded as “hate speech” are reportedly being spread in a coordinated way through fake profiles on Instagram, which has around 1 billion users.

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