The blatantly fabricated attack on Bolton and his family bears resemblance to prior Iranian influence operations, cybersecurity experts say. And it's getting picked up by some of the same Iranian propaganda sites
We were initially turned on to the story by a DM from this twitter account -> . The account was created in June and has tweeted 63 times. All but five of those tweets are devoted to attacking Bolton
New with : US intel officials are keeping an eye on a disinformation campaign attempting to implicate John Bolton in a global drug trafficking and money laundering operation
The larger influence operation is based on another twitter account claiming to be a high-ranking Toronto police officer. A Toronto police spox confirmed that the account, which has been suspended, was fraudulent