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 Post subject: Finnish bot-net
PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:36 pm 
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Finland will hold a presidential election on the 28th January 2018. Campaigning just started, and candidates are being regularly interviewed by the press and on the TV. In a recent interview, one of the presidential candidates, Pekka Haavisto, mentioned that both his Twitter account, and the account of the current Finnish president, Sauli Niinistö had recently been followed by a number of bot accounts. I couldn’t resist investigating this myself.


https://labsblog.f-secure.com/2018/01/11/someone-is-building-a-finnish-themed-twitter-botnet/


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Finnish political parties want to inflate the "follower" counts for their candidates?

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Sweden raises alarm on election meddling

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The US report noted that Nordic states were "a favourite target of the Kremlin's propaganda machine".

It added that: "when it comes to exhibiting strong immunity against Russian malign influence operations, the Nordic states are also exemplary".

The report said this was due to two factors - the Nordic countries' "extraordinary educational systems that emphasise critical thinking skills … and extremely low levels of corruption".


https://euobserver.com/foreign/140542


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:18 pm 
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Sweden raises alarm on election meddling

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The US report noted that Nordic states were "a favourite target of the Kremlin's propaganda machine".

It added that: "when it comes to exhibiting strong immunity against Russian malign influence operations, the Nordic states are also exemplary".

The report said this was due to two factors - the Nordic countries' "extraordinary educational systems that emphasise critical thinking skills … and extremely low levels of corruption".


https://euobserver.com/foreign/140542

Everything here is vse normalno, no more russian propaganda than usually.

The only possible candidate, Nils Torvalds who supports joining NATO, is the only one who'd be the obvious Russian target. But so far no implication of any Russian activity against him, so far. And yes he is former commie, gone to the party school in Moscow, and father of Linus.

Putin's Russia might support Laura Huhtasaari of the racist Persu-party, and the old school brown tongue of the olden times, Paavo Väyrynen. Both anti-EU candidates.

But the situation is quite clear, the sitting President, Sauli Niinistö has support >70%. The second one is Pekka Haavisto of the green party with 11%.

There is absolutely no chance for Russian influence here. Not this election, no election ever. :twisted:

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