RedHack leaks reveal the rise of Turkey’s pro-government Twitter trolls

Efe Kerem Sozeri reports:

Leaked emails from the Turkish government provide new details of how Turkey’s pro-government Twitter troll army targets the opposition and silences media criticism in the media.

Last Friday, RedHack, a Marxist hacker group, claimed to have hacked personal email accounts of Turkey’s Energy Minister and President Erdoğan’s son-in-law, Berat Albayrak. They threatened to leak data if Turkey did not release leftist dissidents, including Kurdish political party HDP’s deputy, Alp Antınörs, and renowned novelist Aslı Erdoğan, from pre-trial detention.

Instead, the government banned news coverage of the leak and requested Twitter to suspend the hacker group’s account.

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