Russian government-backed online interference in the 2016 election aggressively targeted African-Americans more than any other group, according to a major new report from the Senate Intelligence Committee. 
Research from the Senate Intel Committee and other investigations, including the Mueller probe, have previously found evidence that Russia’s interference efforts stoked racial tensions in an effort to depress African-American voter turnout. 
The vast majority of the online disinformation efforts were carried out by a firm called the Internet Research Agency.
The new Senate report also found that the IRA “attempted and succeeded in some cases to influence their targets to sign petitions, share personal information, and teach self-defense training courses.”
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Russian government-backed online interference in the 2016 election aggressively targeted African-Americans more than any other group, according to a major new report from the Senate Intelligence Committee. 

Research from the Senate Intel Committee and other investigations, including special counsel Robert Mueller’s massive…

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