Iranian Political Influence Operation Bigger Than Previously Thought

Reuters recently said that the Iranian political influence operation currently seen targeting internet users all over the world seems to be significantly more extensive than expected.

Around 10 sites and dozens more social media accounts on sites such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube have already been identified by Reuters. Cybersecurity company FireEye and ClearSky added that the sites and accounts belonging to the International Union of Virtual Media, or IUVM, was part of a larger campaign which US tech giants are trying to take down.   

The IUVM was seen promoting online content aligned with the government of Tehran from Iran’s PressTV, FARS news agency and the Hezbollah-backed al-Manar TV.

Source: Reuters

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