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Selected Articles – 7:32 AM 10/20/2017

Russian Twitter Campaign Seeks to Divide America. theTrumpet.com–Oct 5, 2017. A network of Russia- affiliated Twitter accounts attempted to fan the flames of … to the Russian government-affiliated troll farm known as the Internet … Facebook and its … 

6:04 PM 10/19/2017 – Russia-sponsored troll networks


Daily Beast
Trump Campaign Staffers Pushed Russian Propaganda Days Before the Election
Daily Beast
The discovery of the now-unavailable tweets presents the first evidence that several members of the Trump campaign pushed covert Russian propaganda on social media in the run-up to the 2016 election. A Twitter spokesperson declined to comment, “for …
Michael Flynn, Nicki Minaj shared content from this Tennessee GOP account. But it wasn’t real. It wasRussian.Washington Post
Twitter Was Warned Repeatedly About This Fake Account Run By A Russian Troll Farm And Refused To Take It DownBuzzFeed Newsall 19 news articles »

3:32 PM 10/19/2017 – Russians Posing as Black Activists on Facebook – Google News

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3:32 PM 10/19/2017 – Russians Posing as Black Activists on Facebook – Google News 

3:42 PM 10/19/2017 – This past summer, a Facebook account called Blacktivist… – Russians Posing As Black…

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Russians Posing As Black Activists On Facebook

3:50 PM 10/19/2017 – Did Russia fake black activism on Facebook to sow division in the US? – Russians…

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3:50 PM 10/19/2017 – Did Russia fake black activism on Facebook to sow division in the US? – Russians Posing As Black Activists On Facebook – Google News 

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Selected Articles – 8:24 AM 10/20/2017

10 million people saw Russia sponsored Facebook ads in the US – IT PRO

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10 million people saw Russia sponsored Facebook ads in the US
IT PRO
10 million people saw Russia sponsored Facebook ads in the US …. Sources told the publication that the Facebook representatives traced the ad sales to a Russian “troll farm” which has published pro-Kremlin propaganda in the past. … The social 
Exclusive: Russian-linked Facebook ads targeted Michigan and WisconsinCNNall 251 news articles »

Russian Twitter Campaign Seeks to Divide America – theTrumpet.com

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Russian Twitter Campaign Seeks to Divide America
theTrumpet.com
network of Russia-affiliated Twitter accounts attempted to fan the flames of the ongoing National Football League controversy in the United States, the New York Times reported on September 27. These accounts tried to … “The decision to target the 
Exclusive: Russian-linked Facebook ads targeted Michigan and WisconsinCNN
Suspected Russian Facebook Ads Were Targeted to Specific StatesNBCNews.com
Facebook Cut Russia Out of April Report on Election InfluenceWall Street Journal
Tableau Public – Tableau Software
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Russia-sponsored troll networks still operating, targeting America – McClatchy Washington Bureau

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Russia-sponsored troll networks still operating, targeting America
McClatchy Washington Bureau
The number of networks of Russian-sponsored trolls spreading propaganda to the United States and Europe may number in the hundreds, including the one team drawing wide attention for blitzing American social media outlets last year with divisive …and more »

Russian Facebook Ads Targeted Muslims, Gun Owners, Black Lives Matter – Fortune

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Russian Facebook Ads Targeted Muslims, Gun Owners, Black Lives Matter
Fortune
Other Russian-linked accounts tried hiding themselves on the left, posing as gay rights activistsand also promoting the Black Lives Matter movement. The Times noted that the goal of these accounts was likely to create viral posts, build a social 
Facebook’s Russia-Linked Ads Came in Many DisguisesNew York Times
Facebook says estimated 10 million saw Russia-linked ads apparently designed to exploit divisions in American societyPittsburgh Post-Gazette
Russian Facebook ads showed a black woman firing a rifle, amid efforts to stoke racial strifeWashington Postall 298 news articles »

Exclusive: Even Pokémon Go used by extensive Russian-linked meddling effort – CNNMoney

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Exclusive: Even Pokémon Go used by extensive Russian-linked meddling effort
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One Russian-linked campaign posing as part of the Black Lives Matter movement usedFacebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Tumblr and Pokémon Go and even contacted some reporters in an effort to exploit racial tensions and sow discord among … of the 
Russians Reportedly Also Abused YouTube, Pokémon Go in 2016 ElectioneWeek
Russia Said To Have Used Pokemon Go To Divide AmericansValueWalk
CNN: ‘Pokemon Go’ was used by Russian trolls to sow discord on social mediaBGR
Forbes –New York Post –Bustle –AndroidGuys
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Even Pokémon Go used by extensive Russian-linked meddling effort – KMOV.com

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Even Pokémon Go used by extensive Russian-linked meddling effort
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One Russian-linked campaign posing as part of the Black Lives Matter movement usedFacebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Tumblr and Pokémon Go and even contacted some reporters in an effort to exploit racial tensions and sow discord among … of the 
Exclusive: Even Pokémon Go used by extensive Russian-linked meddling effortCNNMoneyall 16 news articles »
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Russian troll factory paid US activists to help fund protests during election – The Guardian

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Russian troll factory paid US activists to help fund protests during election
The Guardian
Russian trolls posing as Americans made payments to genuine activists in the US to help fund protest movements on socially divisive issues, according to a new investigation by a respectedRussian media outlet. On Tuesday, the newspaper … RBC said it 
Russian Online Troll Farm Fooled Black Activists In Election Disruption SchemeHip-Hop Wired
Russian ‘Troll Factory’ Paid American Activists, Funded ProtestsNewsmax (blog)
Kremlin oligarch dubbed Putin’s ‘chef’ unmasked as the money behind a major Russian ‘troll factory’Daily Mail
CNN
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Russians Posing as Black Activists on Facebook Is More Than Fake News – WIRED

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Russians Posing as Black Activists on Facebook Is More Than Fake News
WIRED
As the entrance to social activism has become that much more attuned to the innovations of contemporary life, people are eager to align their beliefs with those in similar fights, and publicFacebook accounts and groups serve as communal nerve centers, …and more »

Russian Twitter account pretending to be Tennessee GOP fools celebrities, politicians – The Mercury News

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Russian Twitter account pretending to be Tennessee GOP fools celebrities, politicians
The Mercury News
Russian operatives used a fake Twitter account that claimed to speak for Tennessee Republicans to convince American politicians, celebrities and journalists to share select content with their own massive lists of followers, two people familiar with the 
Twitter Was Warned Repeatedly About This Fake Account Run By A Russian Troll Farm And Refused To Take It DownBuzzFeed News
Trump Campaign Staffers Pushed Russian Propaganda Days Before the ElectionDaily Beastall 19 news articles »

Russian Propaganda Targeted US Vets And Service Members Via Social Media – Task & Purpose

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Task & Purpose
Russian Propaganda Targeted US Vets And Service Members Via Social Media
Task & Purpose
Russia has exploited social media networks to target current and former U.S. military personnel with propaganda, conspiracy theories and other misinformation, achieving “significant and persistent interactions” on Twitter during one month last spring 
Study: Russian Propaganda Targeted Engaged US Vets, Active-Duty Troops on Social MediaDaily Beast
Russia targeted US troops, vets on social media, study findsThe Hillall 3 news articles »

Russian Propaganda Targeted Vets, Troops via Social Media: Study – Military.com

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Military.com
Russian Propaganda Targeted Vets, Troops via Social Media: Study
Military.com
WASHINGTON — Russia has exploited social media networks to target current and former U.S. military personnel with propaganda, conspiracy theories and other misinformation, achieving “significant and persistent interactions” on Twitter during one month …
How Russia’s Propaganda Campaign Exploited America’s PrejudicesTPM
Facebook, Google, Twitter: How tech giants are involved in the Russia investigationFox News
Russian SocialMedia Propaganda Targeted US Military Personnel, VetsMediaPost Communications
The Hill –TechCrunch –Markets Insider –Axios
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In attempt to sow fear, Russian trolls paid for self-defense classes for African Americans – CNNMoney

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In attempt to sow fear, Russian trolls paid for self-defense classes for African Americans
CNNMoney
… ads paid personal trainers in New York, Florida, and other parts of the United States to run self-defense classes for African Americans in an apparent attempt to stoke fear and gather contact details of Americans potentially susceptible to their and more »
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