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Right wing news outlets have framed this as “democrats running Russian bots”

If this statement is accurate then it’s exactly what I said it was. A fb page and a few tweets about ru bots.

New Knowledge Research in Alabama | New Knowledge…
Fox and Trump supporters simply cannot understand the difference between a bot account, a troll account, and a fake Facebook page. They call all of them one thing: “russian bots”
It’s a failure on their part to understand technology, mostly because the journalists assigned to cover the topic at the outlets is usually a boomer that can barely use a desktop pc.
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Russian trolls tweeted about medical marijuana in March 2015.
They trolled american political personalities with the hashtag #JunkieUS.

#trollfactory #Kremlinbots #RussianTrolls
It looks like after it was legalized in Washington, D.C. and decriminalized in Alaska in 2015 they decided to take action on twitter.…
You can find the tweets in both the 538/Clemson University database and the NBC database.

There are 220+ total.
So that means there were probably at least a few thousand because of the way that twitter gave us sample russian accounts(at best 10% of the total)
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I have tried to get people interested in this before, with no success.
But before the Internet Research Agency messed around with our elections on social media they worked on mexico's politics.
#Russia #Kremlinbots #Mexico
I have old data:
tweets, friends and followers of a bunch of the accounts that got added to the list of russian twitter handles that congress released in june.

29 of the accounts on that list in green.
The mexican bots in yellow followed those accounts.…
So far i have been able to find about 365 of them.

The bots were created in late 2013 and all have very similar stats.

And most of them have their location set to "Playa del Carmen, Q.wKf6Cuhvok
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The kremlin being so interested in #StopCommonCore is new info to me.
It shows up in both the NBC dataset and the 538 dataset along with #PJNET.
If @TwitterSafety really wants to stop disinformation from inauthentic accounts any pjnet related accounts is a good starting point.
This is the website they use to organize, it is frequently used to spread #kremlinbots tweets.
a few sample tweets.
these are either known russian accounts re-tweeting the network or directly promoting known russian accounts like @patriototus "Being Patrioi2Q9G4LZTY
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This account seems fishy, this hashtag is from the_donald
This is classic alt-right trolling.
the_donalds fake liberal and fake black people posts always start with “as a ____”
No one tweeting the #WalkAway hashtag is who they say they are.
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I have been sitting on these for a while with no idea how to get them out to people. Finally got them all in screenshot format and published.
600+ screenshots of the 2700 Internet Research Agency twitter handles congress released in november.
All kinds of interesting stuff in these screen caps, account creation dates, who they were re-tweeting, how many friends and followers they had, the hashtags and dates they used the hashtags.
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