This mess began with Dems insisting that Russian trolling campaigns won President Trump the election. In reality, much of the trolling was…
1. Concentrated after the election
2. Targeted African-Americans
3. Contained both pro and anti Trump messages
That makes perfect sense if you understand what the Russians were doing which was trying to slip their own messages into the ideological and tribal echo chambers that already existed. Not influencing the outcome of elections in the United States.
And thus a Duke survey finds that the Russians didn’t change anybody’s mind.
Russian influence on US Twitter users – PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
A study examines the link between Russian social media campaigns and political polarization in the United States. Amid concern that social media campaigns launched by Russia influenced political attitudes in the United States, the extent to which such campaigns increased political polarization is unclear. […]
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