After research that started both platforms, Facebook reportedly removed 13 accounts and two pages, while Twitter banned five accounts, which were used to promote news articles hosted on PeaceData.net.
Yesterday, a report was published [PDF], which analyzed the activities of PeaceData. The social media research team, Graphika, stated that the news site focused on publishing articles in English and Arabic, which criticized them USA, the United Kingdom and France.
Graphika stated that the site published content using fake personalities but also real journalists, which he hired through advertisements published on the Guru job portal.
The articles criticized both right-wing and left-wing political parties, as well as US military and foreign policy.
"Published and shared articles on racial protests in the United States, allegations of foreign interference and war crimes committed by USA"The corruption and suffering caused by capitalism," Graphika wrote in its report.
These articles still appear on the PeaceData site. Many of them have titles such as “US Military Overfunding Causes Climate Change and White Supremacy Culture","Svetlana Tikhanovskaya Deleted Web Sites Show They Are A Puppet For Western Regime Change" and "The era of their rule USA in Latin America is coming to an end".
In a series of tweets today, Twitter confirmed the removal of the accounts, saying that the PeaceData accounts, which were removed, "had little impact on Twitter and were located and quickly removed".
Connection with the IRA of Russia
Twitter declined to name the real entity behind the PaceData site and said only that it could "to prove that it is Russian state bodies".
On the other hand, Facebook made a post in which it stated that the PeaceData website is linked to “people related to its previous activities Russian Internet Research Service (IRA)", Of the famous Russian company based in Sankt Petersburg and is well known that it participates in online campaigns of influence on behalf of the Government of Russia. This body is known for his intervention in the presidential elections USA, 2016.
Graphika supported Facebook so-called by linking PeaceData to its IRA Ρωσίας.