Social Networking System Reddit announced on Tuesday it had Removed nearly a thousand accounts suspected of links into Russia’s Internet Research Agency.
The business stated 316 posts from the Russian accounts were made on the popular pro-Trump webpage, The_Donald, which represented extreme support for the New York businessman throughout the 2016 presidential campaign.
The Internet Research Agency, based in St. Petersburg, Russia, employs hundreds of people to push pro-Kremlin content beneath phoney social networking reports, according to US lawmakers and investigators.
A court document released in February stated those accused “had a strategic goal to sow discord in the US political system, such as the 2016 US presidential election.”
Moscow denies any meddling from the 2016 elections to help Republican Trump win.
US Senator Mark Warner said in a statement after the Reddit statement, “Since the 2018 elections approach, I will keep on pressing the nation’s intelligence leaders and social media companies to be far more competitive and proactive in responding to this threat.”