August 2, 2018

According to the Digital Forensic Research Lab analysis, certain posts on the Resisters page displayed grammatical errors that suggested they were written by native Russian speakers. Relying on local activists to generate content is not uncommon for a sophisticated influence campaign, said Graham Brookie, the director of the lab. He said such influence operations often seek to infiltrate organic political movements and use them to encourage polarization.

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