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Racial tensions roiling US pose target for election meddling

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Racial tensions roiling US pose target for election meddlingThe tensions coursing through the United States over racism and policing are likely targets for adversaries seeking to influence the November election, lawmakers and experts warn, and there are signs that Russia is again seeking to exploit the divide. Earlier this year, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pulled down dozens of accounts with names like “Blacks Facts Untold” that had been followed or liked by hundreds of thousands of people. The accounts were fake, created by an organisation in Africa with links to Russia’s Internet Research Agency. Similarly, this week Facebook announced it had removed a network of accounts linked to the IRA that had pushed out stories about...
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