Trump accuses Facebook, Twitter, Google of bias

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One concluded that trolls made over 40 phony Twitter accounts and websites purporting to represent news outlets or political groups, and the other found that the Internet Research Agency, a Russian government-linked troll group, was active on many social media platforms working to help Trump win.

Russian Federation worked even harder after Trump's election to keep him in office, the researchers concluded, launching a targeted information offensive against Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his inquiry, according to detailed analysis that has been carried out into millions of posts, videos and images provided by Facebook, Google and Twitter, CodaStory wrote.

Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said Monday that it was "gratifying" to read two Senate Intelligence Committee reports on the scope of Russian misinformation campaigns, because they reiterated the intelligence community's 2017 findings.

But, according to the Washington Post, every other Republican on the Committee declined to comment or didn't respond. More recently, according to researchers, the IRA sought to spread distrust of US institutions among Hispanic voters.

The New Knowledge report added that agents were "developing Black audiences and recruiting Black Americans as assets" beyond how they were targeting either left- or right-leaning voters.

According to a new report for the US Senate, the primary goal of Russia's Internet Research Agency (IRA) was to deepen divisions in US society and convince Democrat-favouring liberals - including Latinos, youths and the LGBTQ community - not to vote.

The study says that there were 187 million engagements with users on Instagram, while there were 77 million on Facebook.

"As articles began to emerge about election interference - pointing the finger at Russian Federation - the IRA didn't shy away or ignore it", the report by organization New Knowledge said. Twitter said it has made "significant strides since 2016 to counter manipulation of our service".

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Cuomo highlighted how both Russian Federation and Trump's team used targeted ads in a bid to suppress the vote among African-Americans, young women and white liberals.

In sentencing memos for Paul Manafort, Michael Cohen and Michael Flynn, the special counsel's office has been dropping new clues, not only showing that Trump associates committed crimes, but loosely linking some of those crimes to the President and his close inner circle themselves.

USA investigators are probing alleged collusion between Russian agents and Trump's campaign.

And the campaign didn't end with Trump's ascent to the White House.

The New York Times seemed to suggest more censorship would help. "Only votes matter to Hillary Clinton".

Russian Federation has been accused of manipulating the 2016 United States presidential vote through a vast propaganda campaign in favour of Donald Trump.

The report's authors also criticized the technology companies, condemning what it called their "belated and uncoordinated response" to the Russian campaign, and their level of cooperation afterwards.

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