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Russian Disinformation Campaign in Support of Trump Reportedly Intensified After 2016 Election

Russian disinformation efforts continued on after the 2016 election, according to a report prepared for the Senate Senate Intelligence Committee, a draft of which was obtained by the Washington Post.

The report, expected to be released by the Senate this week, analyzes how Russia’s Internet Research Agency — which was charged as part of Mueller’s probe with illegal interference in the 2016 election — “used every major social media platform to deliver words, images and videos tailored to voters’ interests to help elect President Trump — and worked even harder to support him while in office.”

Per WaPo:

“What is clear is that all of the messaging clearly sought to benefit the Republican Party — and specifically Donald Trump,” the report says. “Trump is mentioned most in campaigns targeting conservatives and right-wing voters, where the messaging encouraged these groups to support his campaign. The main groups that could challenge Trump were then provided messaging that sought to confuse, distract and ultimately discourage members from voting.”


According to Washington Post reporter Craig Timberg, who appeared on CNN Sunday night, the efforts by the Internet Research Agency “actually intensified after election day.”

Watch above, via CNN.

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