Thousands of Twitter users ‘deceived by Russian agent’

Hundreds of thousands of Twitter users are reading pro-Kremlin propaganda by a suspected Russian troll posing as a Ukip supporter, evidence suggests. Analysis of tweets under the name @DavidJo52951945 indicates that they were likely to have been posted as part of a disinformation campaign.

Brands warned to monitor bloggers they sponsor

Irish brands have been warned the onus remains on them to make sure bloggers identify sponsored content when posting online. Sponsoring posts on social media has become a popular method of advertising, with brands ranging from Littlewoods to Penneys paying people to post about their products. With the rise in influencer branding and management companies …