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Tag yourself in this list of Tumblr usernames linked to foreign disinformation campaigns

Believe it or not, "lovboholivelove", "artautumn", and "everydaycutenesstherapy" were all Russian propaganda accounts.

 

Tess Cagle

Tech

Published Mar 23, 2018   Updated Mar 23, 2018, 6:30 pm CDT

It turns out that fake news disseminated by Russia infiltrated more than just Facebook and Twitter—it also thrived on Tumblr.

Tumblr released the names of 84 accounts they’ve found linked to the Russian government through the Internet Research Agency which were used in a disinformation campaign throughout the 2016 U.S. election.

“After uncovering the activity, we notified law enforcement, terminated the accounts, and deleted their original posts,” Tumblr said in a statement. “Behind the scenes, we worked with the Department of Justice, and the information we provided helped indict 13 people who worked for the IRA.”

Under its “account security” tab, Tumblr listed the accounts they found guilty of disinformation. Even though accounts have been taken down, reblogged content remains on Tumblr users’ blogs. To further combat the disinformation, Tumblr said it plans to email every account that reblogged, favorited, or followed a propaganda account.

Folks on Twitter say they’ve already started to receive the emails.

https://twitter.com/tithonium/status/977206656848269314

“Democracy requires transparency and an informed electorate, and we take our responsibilities very seriously,” Tumblr said. “We aggressively monitor Tumblr for signs of state-sponsored disinformation campaigns, and take the appropriate action when we uncover anything. As part of our commitment to transparency we will be maintaining this list of usernames that we have determined were engaged in state-sponsored disinformation and propaganda campaigns.”

Some of account names listed, such as “aaddictedtoblakk” and “postingwhileblack” show how these accounts may have preyed on vulnerable black online communities. And while other account names seemed downright ridiculous, like “bastardpigeon” and “bellygangstaboo”, others—such as “voteforwest2020” and “bestofninegag”—show how Russian propagandists were eerily good at posing as young millennial Americans. Ironically, there was even an account named “stopropaganda.” 

Here’s the full list, as of Friday.

  1. 1-800-gloup
  2. 4mysquad previously known as: thomascestevez
  3. aaddictedtoblackk previously known as: kathyzunigaoverhere, soaddictedtoblackk
  4. artautumn
  5. awesomelizzyjenningsthings
  6. bastardpigeon previously known as: pigeonbastard
  7. belindadoingitgood
  8. bellaxiao previously known as: blogmadworldlove
  9. bellygangstaboo
  10. best-usa-today
  11. bestofninegag previously known as: apolicethepolicethings
  12. black-to-the-bones
  13. blackness-by-your-side previously known as: black-galaxy-magic, fullyfurrymiracle, u4guy, ufo-pilot-and-his-sexy-spouse
  14. blacknproud previously known as: in-the-mirror-world, indiebirdsblog, no-place-for-homophobia
  15. blacktolive
  16. bleepthepolice
  17. cartnsncreal previously known as: feelmydragonballs
  18. chantelreneeblm
  19. coldfirefan
  20. coolmagnificentbets
  21. cybercollectionnerdstuff
  22. delroyheater previously known as: delroyheater32, mastercucumber, scrumptiousluminarytimemachine, sexinstructor666, sexintructor
  23. destinyrush previously known as: delightfullyghostlysong
  24. down-to-venus previously known as: teenageflowerluminary
  25. eugeny-a-antonov
  26. everydaycutenesstherapy
  27. fedupwithlying previously known as: badgyalforyou
  28. funkycodex previously known as: craftykryptonitedelusion
  29. gentlexnoise previously known as: slakerglitch, superblydopepatrol
  30. getaninspiration
  31. gogomrbrown previously known as: go-mrbrown, infectedv0ice, todd-la-death
  32. gottimechillinaround previously known as: howardhenderson
  33. guns4l1fe previously known as: 4lifeme, guns4lifeme, unabashedpolicerunaway
  34. honestlyyoungpersona
  35. honeyjenna
  36. hustleinatrap previously known as: thenaturecanpost, tumblercube
  37. ineverstopexploringblog previously known as: charlenefletcher
  38. info-mix previously known as: americanstatistics, crazypolitician, girlsagainst, illegalmom, just-stat, rochelbarr
  39. itwontbeeasyme
  40. jamesjdelvecchio
  41. jenningsmiracle
  42. joycherryblossom previously known as: joyfullyhappycherryblossom
  43. justmarilynadventure previously known as: justmarylinthings
  44. kingbeardplayer previously known as: kirksgossplayer, placeofminimalthings
  45. kirstenbrownstories
  46. lagonegirl
  47. lamcbride
  48. loveboholiveboho
  49. massivelydopepolice
  50. massmedear previously known as: massblog021
  51. melanin-diary previously known as: blackjourney2justice, dontshootus, jusslittlestoner
  52. missberrianstuff
  53. mooseblogtimes
  54. morningwoodz previously known as: 5cubes, bangbangempire, empireofweird, gifemprireohh, innerpicsempire, picsempire
  55. nadiquitegoodatit previously known as: runlovernad
  56. nevaehtyler previously known as: laserenita
  57. noteverythingiswhite previously known as: ashleyfsilver
  58. poligraphme previously known as: poligraphmy
  59. postingwhileblack previously known as: ghettablasta, heygeraldmartinjohanssen, honestinjun, nativewolveshere
  60. rebellloudwiththecrowd previously known as: massivelystrangetyrant
  61. ricordio
  62. rikki-ri
  63. sassydreamlandcloud
  64. scentedballoonpanda
  65. sergpolozov
  66. shoutoutworldwide previously known as: blackprideworldwide, krispymentalitycowboy
  67. shyshannonstuff
  68. skullofjustice previously known as: naughtykermit, ryanbutlersstuff, usnationaldebt
  69. skwad55
  70. somestuff4ya previously known as: somestufffoya, unitedposters
  71. starling-all-black-all-day
  72. stopropaganda
  73. sumchckn previously known as: blondeinpolitics, blvckcommunity, classylgbthomie, hwuudoin, politixblondie
  74. summerinsomniac
  75. superblygun
  76. swagintherain previously known as: blacklivesmatterusa, carzwithgirlz
  77. the-real-eye-to-see
  78. thetrippytrip previously known as: matrixpath, themostpost
  79. thingstolovefor previously known as: the-inner-mirror
  80. this-truly-brutal-world previously known as: awesomewhitepearl, free-mind-and-soul
  81. voteforwest2020 previously known as: mrbadasscat
  82. weproudto2black
  83. wevanessastewartstuff
  84. Yanbig

Additionally, Tumblr released recommendations for its users to help stop the spread of disinformation, including to be aware that people try to manipulate the conversation, to be skeptical of content users reblog, and to correct the record when users see disinformation being spread. Furthermore, Tumblr recommends its users vote.

“Transparency won’t mean a thing if we don’t participate in the process,” Tumblr said. “Whatever your political stance, voting ensures a government that represents your interests.”

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*First Published: Mar 23, 2018, 6:29 pm CDT