Russian propagandists targeted African Americans to influence 2016 US election

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Operatives used social media to suppress votes for Hillary Clinton and help Donald Trump, new research finds

Russian online propagandists aggressively targeted African Americans during the 2016 US election campaign to suppress votes for Hillary Clinton and help Donald Trump, according to new research.

Analysts found that Russian operatives used social media to “confuse, distract, and ultimately discourage” black people and other pro-Clinton blocs from voting, using bogus claims such as Clinton receiving money from the Ku Klux Klan.

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