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Here’s How to Read the Thousands of Twitter Ads Bought by Russia

by Countable | 6.19.18

What’s the story?

  • Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee have released thousands of ads placed on Twitter by Russia Today in an attempt to influence the 2016 presidential election.
  • An example:
  • “By releasing this Twitter data, we hope that researchers will continue their important work exposing any additional Russian operators who used similar tactics and themes, and provide the American people with additional information to protect our elections and political debate in the future,” Representative Adam Schiff of California, the House Intelligence panel’s ranking Democrat, said in a statement.

How to access the ads

What do you think?

Did you see any of these Twitter ads? Did they affect your voting? Are you more aware of possible Russian influence campaigns now? Are we doing enough to help prevent this kind of social media assault from happening again? Hit Take Action and tell your reps, then share your thoughts below.


—Josh Herman


(Photo Credit: RobinOlimb / iStock)

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