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Instagram played a much larger role in Russia's efforts to interfere with the 2016 elections than Facebook initially let on. That's one of many striking findings of a bipartisan Senate investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 election. 


The Senate Intelligence Committee released the second volume of its report on Russia's interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, and the report makes clear that Instagram played a large role in the Russia-backed Internet Research Agency's "information warfare campaign."


"On the basis of engagement and audience following measures, the Instagram social media platform was the most effective tool used by the IRA to conduct its information operations campaign," the report notes.  Read more...

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