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A new report published in The Washington Post alleges that Russia was involved in disseminating fake news designed to get Donald Trump elected.
One report, entitled “Trolling for Trump: How Russia Is Trying to Destroy Our Democracy,” was published in War on the Rocks, an online journal focusing on matters of foreign policy and national security. The other was courtesy of PropOrNot, a nonpartisan research group. Each came to the same conclusion — that Russian officials deployed a mixture of spambots and human agents to generate and spread false information that would be favorable to the Republican party. …read more