Inside the Ring: Mueller on Russian Influence Op

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The investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller into Moscow’s election influence operation revealed that one of the key players involved in the scheme began the initial stages as early as 2014.

According to Mr. Mueller’s 448-page report, the St. Petersburg-based Internet Research Agency (IRA), a shadowy quasi-intelligence entity, engaged in social media activism and advertising on Facebook as part of the election-meddling scheme aimed at trying to skew the 2016 U.S. presidential election outcome.

The IRA "carried out the earliest Russian interference operations identified by the investigation — a social media campaign designed to provoke and amplify political and social discord in the United States," the report said.

Read the entire article at the Washington Times.