Uncovered: 265 coordinated fake local media outlets serving Indian interests

Over 265 fake local news sites in more than 65 countries are managed by an Indian influence network.

Here are some findings from these websites:

  1. Most of them are named after an extinct local newspaper or spoof real media outlets;
  2. They republish content from several news agencies (KCNA, Voice of America, Interfax);
  3. Coverage of the same Indian-related demonstrations and events;
  4. Republications of anti-Pakistan content from the described Indian network (including EP Today, 4NewsAgency, Times Of Geneva, New Delhi Times);
  5. Most websites have a Twitter account as well.

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