Russian Twitter Trolls Exploit Florida School Shooting

by on February 21, 2018

Within an hour of the shooting at a Florida High School, divisive messages began pouring out of Twitter accounts believed to be controlled by Russia. At a rapid speed, messages reportedly began flooding Twitter using popular hashtags to exploit the rampage by a lone gunman with an assault rifle at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Prior to the shooting, many of the same accounts had been focused on Special Counsel Robert Mueller III’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

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