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Russians Used Many Social Media Platforms to Aid Trump

Russians Used Many Social Media Platforms to Aid Trump”

The tweet starts off as standard fare: "Facebook, Twitter and Google are so biased toward the Dems it is ridiculous!"

In particular, the report identifies 81 Facebook pages created by the IRA, 30 of which targeted black Americans and amassed 1.2 million followers.

The report has been provided to the Senate Senate Intelligence Committee for their investigation into Russian interference.

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The report stated the existence of live accounts tied to IRA, some of which have moved their online presence to smaller platforms, as the big social media companies have cracked down on Russian trolling activity.

Troll accounts marshalled by the organisation had inflamed right-wing conspiracy theories and suppressed the vote of traditionally liberal-leaning groups such as African Americans, the report said.

The reports confirm the USA spy agencies' overarching conclusions that Russia's efforts ahead of the 2016 election aimed to sow discord, hurt Hillary Clinton and help Donald Trump. "Only votes matter to Hillary Clinton".

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The report was compiled by the cybersecurity firm, New Knowledge, with data provided by the Senate committee from major tech companies, Facebook, Twitter, and Alphabet, the parent company of Google.

"T$3 he IRA narratives began to actively mock the idea that Russians had interfered in the US election (as described earlier in this report)", it said.

Separately, a portion of the 3,841 IRA accounts on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube studied by the researchers sought to provoke Republican-leaning white Americans to get out and vote.

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The broader Russian propaganda operation, which continues to this day, has also leaned more heavily on Instagram to sow discord that was previously understood, according to a second report prepared for the committee by private researchers from New Knowledge, Columbia University, and Canfield Research LLC.

Oxford/Graphika said the Russians spread "sensationalist, conspiratorialist, and other forms of junk political news and misinformation to voters across the political spectrum". Its authors write: "Our assessment is that Instagram is likely to be a key battleground on an ongoing basis". And it notes that spikes in the IRA's advertising and organic activity match up with important dates in US politics, crises and global events.

IRA's messages, the report said, looked to discredit the Russian Federation investigation and sway Americans towards being skeptical of those running it.

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