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How Russia Turned the Internet Against America


'Being Patriotic' Facebook post

A Facebook posting, and the subsequent political rally, for a group called "Being Patriotic" were part of an elaborate Russian plot to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, according to the special counsel's indictment.

Credit: Jon Elswick/AP Photo

The indictment released Friday by special counsel Robert Mueller makes plain how prosecutors believe Russia pursued its multiyear scheme to undermine the 2016 presidential election—by wielding the social media-driven Internet that the United States itself did so much to create.

From Politico
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