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'Baton Rouge Voice' account linked to Russian election inter

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A social media handle seeming to have a Baton Rouge tie, was actually one of the Russia-backed Twitter accounts tied to election interference..

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Transcript: 'Baton Rouge Voice' account linked to Russian election inter

seeming to have a baton rouge tie ... was actually one of the russia-backed twitter accounts used to interfere in the 2016 election. local 33's amber smith joins us live in studio to explain "baton rouge voice" was the name of one of close to 400 russian twitter accounts shared with congressional investigators last week many people use social media every day... making some baton rouge voters say it can be challenging to get a clear picture ahead of eleciton day mitchell petras "with the bombardment of different influences in the election, it just seemed difficult to get a clear view"the question around the country has been.. how big of a role did social media play in the election... what was russia's influence... and who may have been linked to that interference?twitter gave congressional investigators the name of close to 400 twitter handles last week "baton rouge voice" was one of themnow, twitter has since deleted the account and the tweets, but experts believe the accounts were used to deflect scandalous information about president donald trump while spreading criticism about hillary clinton before the election last yearu-s senator john kennedy addresses the growing influence of social mediasen. john kennedy: "they've gotten so big so quickly, that their power scares me sometimes."he says addressing the concerns... is tough... causing a lot of back and forth thoughtssen. john kennedy: "on the one hand, i am concerned about the poison that is spread on social media, but on the second hand, i have a lot of concnerns about censoring it and letting anyone censor what you and i say.". as a result of an investigation into russian interference...two former trump campaign officials now face several charges including conspiracy against the united states. reporting for local 33, i'm amber smith




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