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Last year, Twitter released a dataset of activity by accounts they believed to be operating on behalf of the Russian state to carry out information operations – strategic, coordinated attempts to tamper with public arenas of discussion and information-sharing, with specific political or social aims in mind. These accounts were run by the now-infamous Saint Petersburg-based Internet Research Agency, or IRA.