Russia electoral interference Geert Wilders

Anatomy of Russian electoral interference in the Netherlands

Eric Garland DataLab

These two social network analysis charts of Geert Wilder’s support online shows how Russian electoral interference has worked in the elections of several NATO allies.

Unlike more organic online activity, candidates supported by Kremlin operatives have nodes tightly connected to non-local accounts, usually Russian or Eastern European.

As you can see in the chart below, this also ties directly to news links coming from Russian propaganda outfits such as Russia Today and Sputnik.

Sputnik RT Geert Wilders

NATO-allied countries are working hard to show the world how Russian electoral interference has been impacting national elections.