“Russian Facebook ads inflamed Hispanic tensions over immigration after Trump election”

USA Today:

In the months after Donald Trump rode to victory while calling for mass deportations, Russian operatives bought dozens of Facebook ads targeted at the Hispanic community seeking to further inflame tensions already roiled by the campaign’s racially charged rhetoric, according to USA TODAY analysis.

Thousands of ads released by House Democrats  this month showed Russian operatives focused on race during the presidential election in what experts say was a clear effort to amplify existing divisions.

They didn’t stop there. In the first half of 2017, as Trump aggressively moved to restrict immigration, fake Facebook pages set up by a Russian propaganda operation started pushing ads on both sides of the immigration debate.

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