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Russian Twitter Influence

Who created most of the Twitter posts that virtually every major media outlet attributed to Russian agents trying to influence Americans?

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Virtually every major media outlet and so-called fact checkers like Snopes and PolitiFact cited a dashboard called "Hamilton 68" as evidence that Russian actors were trying to influence Americans on Twitter. The new management of Twitter recently released internal emails proving that "Hamilton 68 simply collected a handful of mostly real, mostly American accounts, and described their organic conversations as Russian scheming." The emails also reveal that the old management of Twitter reverse-engineered the dashboard and determined it was "bullshit" but decided to stay silent. Hamilton 68 was formed by a group called the "Alliance for Securing Democracy" and was the brainchild of a former FBI agent and current MSNBC contributor named Clint Watts. Twitter also documented that Hamilton 68 was "used to smear people like Tulsi Gabbard as foreign 'assets,' and drum up sympathy for political causes like Joe Biden's campaign by describing critics as Russian-aligned."

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