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Mueller Shows How Russians Sowed Discord With Dirty Tricks

  • Revelations raise doubts about security of 2018 U.S. vote
  • Troll farm tricked Facebook, PayPal, Trump campaign officials
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Mueller Indictment Lays Out Sweeping Conspiracy Plan by Russians

The sweeping conspiracy detailed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller exposes the sophistication of Russian efforts to undermine U.S. democracy using social media -- and how vulnerable the U.S. remains to foreign intervention ahead of 2018 midterm elections.

In an indictment on Friday, Mueller outlined how scores of workers at a St. Petersburg, Russia, troll farm set out in 2014 to sow discord in the U.S. political system, ultimately by supporting Donald Trump and disparaging Hillary Clinton.