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1/ RIOT - Russian Influence Ops on Twitter - data via #Hamilton68 dashboard.securingdemocracy.org - Here now a look back at activity from Monday to Wednesday.
2/ The story is short and sweet: Kremlin-oriented Twitter accounts joined in the last minute push to support Roy Moore in the Alabama US Senate race.
3/ We see this in the Top Topics of discussion, the Trending Domains, and the Top URLs.
4/ Looking more closely at the Top URLs/headlines, a significant amount of the amplified content could be interpreted as vaguely anti-Dem.
5/ If that was supposed to either discourage D voters or encourage R voters, it failed.
6/ Note the Sen. Schumer story makes an appearance in the list for Mon/Tues. The site (DailyPostFeed) is a genuine fake-news-for-profit operation, linked to guy in Macedonia.
7/ I assume they picked up the story elsewhere, but they clearly know their target audience

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