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READ: Senate report finds Russia tried to harm Clinton, boost Trump in 2016 election

The Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday released volume two of its Russia investigation report, which concluded that Russians sought “to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election by harming Hillary Clinton’s chances of success and supporting Donald Trump at the direction of the Kremlin,” according to a committee press release.

The committee in its report focused on Russia’s use of social media to influence the 2016 election, led by the Kremlin-backed Internet Research Agency (IRA).

{mosads}”The Committee found that IRA social media activity was overtly and almost invariably supportive of then-candidate Trump to the detriment of Secretary Clinton’s campaign,” according to the release.

The committee found, among other things, that the IRA activity on social media specifically targeted African American voters and spiked after the 2016 election concluded.

Read the full report below.
 

Tags Donald Trump Foreign electoral intervention Hillary Clinton Russian interference in the 2016 United States elections
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