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Trolltracker: Following the footsteps of online trolls.


Polarising deleted tweets from previously identified trolls that continued to participate in political campaigns in Kenya

This investigation leveraged information from TrollTracker, a Twitter monitoring tool, to identify continued engagement in Twitter campaigns by previously identified Twitter trolls. The investigation further identified that these actors delete polarising content in an effort to mask their involvement in both advertising and political narratives on the platform. This shows that Trolltracker can be a source of evidence needed by investigators to identify tweets that have been deleted and would otherwise have been used to share controversial information or hate speech, especially in political settings or conversations.

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