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TO TRICK THE ROBOT: YANDEX.NEWS

The participants of the published communication by Anonymous International could manipulate the news portal in the interest of Moscow Authority. How did they manage to use the mechanisms of the news aggregator?

 

Last week, Anonymous International has published the record of communication, more likely belonged to Moscow Information Technology employees, subsidiary of Moscow Authority. If to believe the data, a range of the mass media accepted money for publication without appropriate mark – “sponsored feature”. One more interesting fact was fixed – the participants said that they learn how to manipulate TOP5 Yandex.News – main Russian news aggregator.

 

In the published communication records, there is a report about “placement of updated informational data on the mass media web sites in order to push it in Yandex TOP”. According to the research, the manipulators tried to include 12 informational topics in the TOP5 of Yandex.News feed (in the period 22 April – 14 May 2014). They succeeded 11 times.