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LIGNET: Putin Floods Social Media in Propaganda Offensive

Image: LIGNET: Putin Floods Social Media in Propaganda Offensive Pavel Durov of VKontakte at the Digital Life Design conference in Munich, Germany, on Jan. 24, 2012. Durov, the founder of VKontakte, was forced out as the company's CEO in April. (Nadine Rupp/Getty Images)

Monday, 05 May 2014 05:28 PM

Russian social media is quickly turning into yet another tool for regime propaganda as allies of President Vladimir Putin work to stamp out unwanted messages sent over Twitter and VKontakte, Russia's version of Facebook.

Kremlin operatives recently attempted to disrupt opponents of its annexation of Crimea by portraying ethnic Russians in eastern Ukraine as victims, and in late April, VKontakte founder Pavel Durov was forced out as CEO.

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