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Russian Bots Are Starting to Attack Republican Party

Russian-linked bots and trolls have caused a surge in use of the hashtag #ResignPaulRyan on Twitter over the last 48 hours, just as the Republican speaker of the House was returning to his hometown of Wisconsin for a month-long respite from Washington, D.C. The unusual boost in Russian bots targeting a Republican lawmaker was first observed…

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1 Comment on Russian Bots Are Starting to Attack Republican Party

  1. The issue has been too “muddied” to know who is saying what. US opponents of the Clinton wing, for example, have been falsely labelled “Russian trolls” since the election. Those who dispute the anti-Russian propaganda, are written off as Putin supporters. When we ask them to show any of the barrage of Russian propaganda that they’re referring to, they point to anything that criticizes the Dem Party right wing. Claiming that the opposition to the Clinton wing must come from Russia (or Republican) trolls is intended to utterly discredit that opposition.

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