How Russia used social media to divide Americans

Russian trolls and bots focused on controversial topics in an effort to stoke political division on an enormous scale – and it hasn’t stopped, experts say For the past year, the world has reeled over escalating reports of how Russia “hacked” the 2016 US presidential election, by stealing emails from Democrats, attacking voter registration lists and voting machines and running a social media shell game. Related: Facebook must 'follow the money' to uncover extent of Russian meddling | Diana Pilipenko Continue reading...