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The New York Times

September 27, 2017

Russia relied heavily on Twitter to sway the 2016 vote, and the subterfuge continues: Fake accounts even stoked furor over N.F.L. protests

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 8:36 PM EDT

There is evidence that Twitter may have been used even more extensively than Facebook in the Russian influence campaign last year, according to a study tracking 600 accounts.
And its use has reached far beyond politics, sowing division on social issues, including provoking both sides of last weekend’s debate over football players’ kneeling during the national anthem. A Senate aide said Facebook, Twitter and Google have been invited to testify at a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Nov. 1.
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