I’d love to hear more about what you found. In November, right before I started this, I went back into another old dataset of ours (the 2010 Deepwater Horizon OilSpill)… thinking that there was something there I never quite understood. Sure enough, some of the strange stories spreading in that dataset had trajectories from Russian sources through right-wing blogs into the affected population of the event: https://medium.com/hci-design-at-uw/tracing-disinformation-trajectories-from-the-2010-deepwater-horizon-oil-spill-79e8116e08f4#.hcjqs0q77
I’d love to get more access to historical data to look at some of these trends and strategies. It will be important for understanding what has been happening to us and perhaps for creating more resilience to disinformation in the future.