Russian influencers and bots aren’t afraid to turn on Republicans

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Back in March, Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham talked about Russian meddling in the U.S. presidential election at a CNN town hall, and he had a message for members of his party. 

“I promise you, we could be next.”

On Monday, a report from the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab claimed that Russia-backed bots and influencers were doing just that: targeting prominent members of the GOP.  

They’ve been using two hashtags to do it. One, #ResignPaulRyan, went after the speaker of the House of Representatives, who has always had an uneasy relationship with President Donald Trump. The other, #FireMcMaster, went after National Security Advisor H. R. McMaster, who got the job when Trump was forced to boot Michael Flynn (an alt-right favorite) after the press got wind of Flynn’s ties to foreign governments. Read more…

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from Mashable http://mashable.com/2017/08/08/russia-twitter-bots-republican/
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from Blogger http://thewarringtonnews.blogspot.com/2017/08/russian-influencers-and-bots-arent.html
via Telephone Engineer Warrington

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