Russia stole these activists' causes — but they're not backing down

Russia stole these activists' causes — but they're not backing down

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A picture of Michael Brown in his cap and gown. A gender equality sign. A housewife wielding a rifle. These images can powerfully signify the causes that countless activists spend their life fighting for, across the political spectrum.

But they are also the same images that Russian trolls, employed by the Internet Research Agency, posted on Facebook as advertisements in order to “sow discord” in America. Through advertisements featuring images and messages like these, Russian operatives co-opted some of the most contentious causes in America, in order to breed strife, rather than make progress.  Read more…

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Source: Mashable | Russia stole these activists' causes — but they're not backing down

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