McCain’s a ‘geezer‘ and Ryan’s an ‘absolute nobody’: Russia’s playbook for sounding American in Facebook propaganda
The Washington Post -

Name the subject, and Russian disinformation operatives had a playbook on how to pass themselves off as politically active Americans as they secretly sought to manipulate U.S. voters online -- on both the right and the left -- with incendiary phrases, glib putdowns and appeals to pre-existing political biases. And the same tactics honed during the 2016 presidential election carried over into the runup toward the 2018 midterm congressional vote.


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