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Senate Report: Russians Used Social Media Mostly To Target Race In 2016

Senate Report: Russians Used Social Media Mostly To Target Race In 2016

Senator Burr, chairman of Intel Committee

The Russian government’s interference in the 2016 U.S. elections singled out African-Americans as a target, a new Senate committee report concludes.

Using  Facebook pages, Instagram content and Twitter posts, Russian  information operatives working for the Internet Research Agency had an  “overwhelming operational emphasis on race… no single group of  Americans was targeted… more than African Americans.”

That  was evident throughout the IRA’s Facebook content, the report said,  citing the fact that over 66 percent of that content contained a term  related to race.

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