Study: Conservatives amplified Russian trolls 30 times more often than liberals in 2016

Twitter users in Texas and Tennessee were particularly susceptible.

Conservatives were much more likely than liberals to retweet Russian trolls in the 2016 election, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Southern California released this month. It traced Russian efforts to influence America’s 2016 presidential campaign via Twitter using 45 million election-related tweets generated by 5.7 million users in a one-month period ahead of the election; researchers delved...


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