Russians Targeted African Americans on Social Media in 2016 to Help Trump

Discover how the Russians influenced Black Americans to change their votes in 2016 so Hillary Clinton would lose the election to Donald Trump.

Diane Ravitch's blog

Russian government operatives used social media in 2016 to help the Trump campaign.

A sophisticated effort targeted African Americans to suppress their enthusiasm for Hillary Clinton.

From the New York Times:

“The Russian influence campaign on social media in the 2016 election made an extraordinary effort to target African-Americans, used an array of tactics to try to suppress turnout among Democratic voters and unleashed a blizzard of activity on Instagram that rivaled or exceeded its posts on Facebook, according to a report produced for the Senate Intelligence Committee.

“The report adds new details to the portrait that has emerged over the last two years of the energy and imagination of the Russian effort to sway American opinion and divide the country, which the authors said continues to this day.

“Active and ongoing interference operations remain on several platforms,” says the report, produced by New Knowledge, a cybersecurity company based in…

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