Race and Russian interference: Senate reports detail age-old tactic

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Efforts to influence 2016 election show focus on black voters and a familiar targeting of America’s problem with racism

When Russian agents used social media to sow chaos among the US electorate, they tried all kinds of tactics. They posed as leftwing social justice activists and rightwing defenders of the Confederate flag. They made memes, bought ads, shared fake news and posted opinions from fake users on all sides of hot-button American issues.

Related: Russian propagandists targeted African Americans to influence 2016 US election

To see the way in which Russia has exacerbated the voter suppression faced by African Americans is truly disturbing

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