How do data analysts identify the origin of posts from bad actors seeking to influence debate in America?

The Soufan Center recently published a report that told readers that China, Russia, Iran and Saudi Arabia sought to amplify QAnoin conspiracies in order to mess with the minds of Americans just a tad. How did they do this? Data analyst Leela McClintock from US-based research firm Limbik explains to Tom Ravlic what does into finding the digital fingerprints that lead analysts to conclude not every post propagating QAnon conspiracies originates from the keyboard of an American conspiracist.

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