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Bots and Trolls Elbow Into Mexico’s Crowded Electoral Field
MEXICO CITY — The message that circulated on social media earlier this year — most Mexicans would have to re-register within days if they wanted to vote in the presidential election — set off a low-level panic on Facebook, Twitter [...]
How a New Wave of Female Candidates Is Training to Fight the Trolls
Kim Weaver first saw the Facebook post during an otherwise normal work meeting in Des Moines. “Just wait till the day of the rope, when traitors like you get what you deserve,” a Twitter user had written to Weaver, then a [...]
Bernie Sanders promoted false story on reporting Russian trolls
Bernie Sanders is taking credit for action to combat the Russian incursion into the 2016 election that he didn’t have anything to do with — and didn’t actually happen. Twice this week, in response to questions about whether he benefited [...]
Russian Trolls Were Sloppy, but Indictment Still ‘Points at the Kremlin’
The United States indictment is among the clearest documents yet in stating outright that Yevgeny V. Prigozhin, a businessman grown fabulously wealthy off government contracts, controls the agency despite denials from him and the Kremlin. [...]
Trump Campaign Knucklefucks Only Retweeted Hottest Russian Trolls On Twitter
Never a bad time to use a picture of Junior looking like an idiot. Did we not JUST finish writing a long examination of how Russian “troll farms” screwed with the 2016 election? The Daily Beast dug a little deeper into deleted Russian Twitter [...]
“Chicken Don”: 30-foot inflatable chicken with Trump’s hair trolls the White House
There are lots of moments in politics over the last two years that will surely be highlighted in history, but this one should serve as no more than a lighthearted comedic metaphor for the current times we are in. On Wednesday a massive inflatable [...]
Pro-Trump trolls silent after “alt-right” ship detained in Mediterranean for apparent human trafficking
This article originally appeared on Media Matters. Defend Europe, an anti-immigrant group that attempts to disrupt humanitarian search and rescue missions in the Mediterranean Sea, recently chartered a boat that was stopped in a Cyprus port, [...]
It wasn’t just for the lulz: Bigoted trolls can’t get away with claiming they were just kidding
After Donald Trump tweeted out a threatening video that showed him body-slamming and punching a person with the CNN logo pasted over his head — an effect made by editing a real clip from a Trump appearance on a WWE wrestling show — [...]
Internet trolls say CNN is blackmailing the guy who posted a viral Donald Trump meme
CNN is learning the hard way that when you try to be nice to pro-Trump trolls, they do not reciprocate the gratitude. On Wednesday, CNN tracked down the troll who created the GIF of President Donald Trump tackling an embodiment of “CNN” [...]
Writer of “The Goldbergs” trolls Trumpers with “Spaceballs” references
As a recent online moment of joy bears out, many of President Donald Trump’s online supporters may be a bit slow on the uptake when it comes references to classic cinema. The hilarious cyber-kerfluffle started last week Adam F. Goldberg, [...]