FBI-led investigative team examines role of conservative news sites in Russia campaign | McClatchy DC

Federal investigators are examining whether far-right news sites played any role last year in a Russian cyber operation that dramatically widened the reach of news stories — some fictional — that favored Donald Trump’s presidential bid, two people familiar with the inquiry say. The bots’ end products were largely millions of Twitter and Facebook posts carrying links to stories on conservative internet sites such as Breitbart News and InfoWars, as well as on the Kremlin-backed Russia Today News.

Source: FBI-led investigative team examines role of conservative news sites in Russia campaign | McClatchy DC

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