From The Moscow Times. This is an excerpt:
Russia’s ruling party is purging its ranks of opponents to the war in Ukraine with AI and algorithms that track voters’ social media activity, the Vedomosti business daily reported Monday, citing unnamed sources within the pro-Kremlin party.
The tools scour two popular Russian social networks, VKontakte and Odnoklassniki, for “politically significant actions” that include likes and shares.
“If the algorithm detected party supporters who spoke out against the special operation, then a second check confirmed their views, they were excluded from our database,” one United Russia party source was quoted as saying.
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