Sowing Social Discord

Capitol Review

WASHINGTON (WDVM) — The Senate Intelligence Committee has released a bi-partisan report on Russia’s use of social media during the 2016 presidential election.

The wide-ranging report details how the Kremlin-backed internet research agency used social media platforms in a broad, sophisticated information warfare campaign designed to sow discord in American politics and society.

A notable finding from the report highlights that this Kremlin-backed group targeted African-Americans more than any other demographic, through posts, Facebook pages, insta-gram accounts, and more to create division on issues relating to race.

Washington DC Correspondent Morgan Wright has more.

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