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What I’m Reading: The Mueller Report – 21 in a series – “…social media pages that claimed (falsely) to be affiliated with U.S. political and grassroots organizations”

July 31st, 2019

“Initially, the IRA created social media accounts that pretended to be the personal accounts of U.S. persons.45 By early 2015, the IRA began to create larger social media groups or public social media pages that claimed (falsely) to be affiliated with U.S. political and grassroots organizations. In certain cases, the IRA created accounts that mimicked real U.S. organizations. For example, one IRA-controlled Twitter account, @TEN_GOP, purported to be connected to the Tennessee Republican Party”

Excerpt From The Mueller Report: Report On The Investigation Into Russian Interference In The 2016 Presidential Election
Robert S. Mueller

“By the end of the 2016 U.S. election, the IRA had the ability to reach millions of U.S. persons through their social media accounts. Multiple IRA-controlled Facebook groups and Instagram accounts had “hundreds of thousands of U.S. participants.”

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