Russia has allegedly been spreading far-right propaganda on Facebook to try and influence the US midterms — here it is (FB)

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A Russian woman has been charged by the US Justice Department with conspiring to interfere with the US midterm elections.
She has been accused of orchestrating a $35 million social media scheme to create fake accounts and post divisive propaganda, similar to what happened in the 2016 election.
The US Justice Department shared examples of the content being shared, from fiscally conservative memes to far-right, Islamophobic propaganda.

The US Justice Department has charged a Russian woman with links to a close ally of President Vladimir Putin with conspiring to interfere in the upcoming US midterm elections.

The criminal complaint, filed in September and publicly disclosed on Friday, alleges that Elena Khusyaynova was instrumental in a wide-ranging campaign to influence American politics via social media, evidence that Russian attempts to interfere in domestic American affairs did not end with the 2016 US election. See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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