New York Times: New Evidence Russia Used Social Media to Manipulate 2016 Election

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at 9:30 AM
Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G20 summit in Hamburg. (Photo: Kay Nietfeld/AFP/Getty Images)

Russian hackers created thousands of fake Facebook and Twitter profiles to broadcast negative messages about Hillary Clinton during the 2016 election, a New York Times investigation has found. Many of the Twitter accounts were bots that sent out tweets instantaneously. Meanwhile, Facebook acknowledged that a Kremlin-linked company bought more than $100,000 worth of ads on "divisive social and political messages." We speak to New York Times reporter Scott Shane about the scope and impact of the social media manipulation.

Guests:

Scott Shane, reporter, New York Times

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