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Tom Randall @tsrandall
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Mueller indicts 13 Russians for interfering in U.S. election. They purportedly came to U.S., set up computing infrastructure, stole real identities for social media campaign, bought ads, staged fake rallies, coordinated with unwitting Trump campaign, more…
Muller alleges they "employed hundreds" of people for online campaign of running fictitious accounts. They had a graphics department, a data analysis department, an SEO department, an IT department, and a finance department. That's more than many media organizations can claim
According to the Mueller indictment, the Russian group "sought... to conduct what it called information warfare against the United States."…
The indictment accuses Russians of posing as Americans and working with grass-roots political organizations in order to gain intelligence about how to focus their efforts. The "co-conspirators commonly referred to targeting 'purple states'" including Colorado, Virginia, Florida
Mueller's indictment says many Russian groups on Facebook and Instagram grew to "hundreds of thousands of online followers." They posed as Immigration activists, Black Lives Matter, Muslim and Christian groups, and geographic groups representing the U.S. South and Texas
The Russians allegedly running the social media accounts received constant feedback on their work and the most effective strategies, like optimal text-to-graphics ratios...…
Mueller's indictment says the Russian conspirators used stolen U.S. social security numbers and dates of birth to open Paypal accounts, maintain social media identities, and purchase advertisements on social media
The allegations in the Mueller indictment are hard core, specific, and disturbing. I recommend everyone read the whole thing…
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