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Home > Books, History, Quotes, Reading > What I’m Reading: The Mueller Report – 23 in a series – “…1.4 million people who Twitter “believed may have been in contact with an IRA-controlled account.”

What I’m Reading: The Mueller Report – 23 in a series – “…1.4 million people who Twitter “believed may have been in contact with an IRA-controlled account.”

August 2nd, 2019

“In January 2018, Twitter publicly identified 3,814 Twitter accounts associated with the IRA.79 According to Twitter, in the ten weeks before the 2016 U.S. presidential election, these accounts posted approximately 175,993 tweets, “approximately 8.4% of which were election-related.”80 Twitter also announced that it had notified approximately 1.4 million people who Twitter “believed may have been in contact with an IRA-controlled account. 81”

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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