Wednesday April 15, 2020
Iran’s IUVM Turns To Coronavirus
Ben Nimmo, Camille François, C. Shawn Eib, Léa Ronzaud
Long-Running Iranian Influence Operation Returns to Social Media with Anti-US and Pro-China Messaging
An Iranian influence actor that is known for its persistence has responded to the coronavirus pandemic by shifting its messaging to blame the United States and praise the role of China. This actor, often referred to by the name of one of its best-known personas as “IUVM” - short for the “International Union of Virtual Media” - is a prolific operator that is centered on websites rather than social media.