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Fox Fellow Clint Watts’s Bot-Tracking Website Criticized by Russian-Controlled Sputnik News

Sputnik News

When the Hamilton 68 website was launched on August 3 it was heralded as a potential game-changer.

The site’s founder, former FBI Special Agent Clint Watts, told the Business Insider website it would “track Russian propaganda in near-real time.”

Nineteen days later, what has it come up with?

The people behind the Hamilton 68 dashboard claimed they were able to track “Russian influence operations” on Twitter by monitoring 600 Twitter accounts.

A closer look at the methodology of Hamilton 68 shows very little fire, behind all the smoke and mirrors.

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