‘Russian trolls’ chief target was ‘black US voters’ in 2016’:-
'A Senate inquiry has concluded that a Russian fake-news campaign targeted “no single group… more than African-Americans.”
It says Russian operatives used social media to deter black people from voting and planted subtly racist content to incite conflict between ethnicities.
The report comes two years into the Senate Intelligence Committee’s investigation into the 2016 election.
Social media firms say they are trying to prevent it from happening again.
Thousands of Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and You Tube accounts created by the St. Petersburg-based Internet Research Agency (IRA) were aimed at harming Hillary Clinton’s campaign and supporting Donald Trump, the committee concludes.
More than 66% of Facebook adverts posted by the Russian troll farm contained a term related to race.
African-American community voters were discouraged from voting, and from supporting Hillary Clinton.’
^ more in the article linked above.
The Report itself:-
‘Remember the FBI’s promise it wasn’t abusing the NSA’s data on US citizens? Well, guess what…’
Turns out the Feds make the CIA and NSA actually look good
^ as ever with El Reg, the comments section is well worth a read too 😉
‘Twitter: No, really, we’re very sorry we sold your security info for a boatload of cash’…