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This @BernieSanders tweet criticizing Mitch McConnell for obstructing election security legislation was met with a barrage of trolling - and not just from the right.

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@BernieSanders @ZellaQuixote The @BernieSanders tweet in question received 5460 combined replies, retweets, and quote tweets from 4065 accounts as of 7:30 PDT this morning. To analyze the trolling, we removed both retweets and replies to replies (as the latter often veer off topic) leaving 1125 tweets.
@BernieSanders @ZellaQuixote We then categorized these 1125 tweets into non-troll replies and various types of trolling. Overall, 73% of replies were trollish, with the most common theme (32.2% of replies/quote tweets) being "but #Russiagate is a hoax, Bernie!"
@BernieSanders @ZellaQuixote We then analyzed the media sources linked by accounts in each category. The "Russiagate is a hoax" group's favorite news source is... Russia Today, followed by MSM and fringe sites. The other trolls prefer right-wing media, while the non-trolls link MSM and left-wing sources.
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