This thread is about the Russian propaganda campaign that occurred during our election. I want to talk specifically about the different methods they used, and compare them to historical examples of similar tactics, as well as look at data analytics and its key role in this effort from Russia to help Trump win the Presidency. This thread is not about the Russia investigation, we already have a thread for that. OK, I will start off by posting the full text of Mueller's Russian indictments, just because it has the methods explained therein, and therefore, it's a good reference point for the propaganda techniques used. https://www.justice.gov/file/1035477/download Also, this article from CNN is about some of the people duped by the Internet Research Agency: A Donald Trump supporter who unwittingly helped a Kremlin-linked operation to meddle in American politics says he only learned of his part in the Russian plot when the FBI showed up at his doorstep months later. Harry Miller was paid as much as $1,000 by the Russians to build a cage that was used to depict a person dressed as Hillary Clinton in a prison cell at a rally in West Palm Beach, Florida in August 2016. The stunt was part of an elaborate scheme run by the Internet Research Agency, a troll group in St Petersburg, Russia with links to the Kremlin, that was designed to undermine the American political system, according to a new federal indictment. The agency and thirteen Russian nationals associated with it were named in the indictment, which was made public by Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office on Friday. In early August 2016, the indictment says, the Internet Research Agency began reaching out to Trump supporters in Florida to organize a statewide "flashmob" that it dubbed "Florida goes Trump." http://money.cnn.com/2018/02/20/media/internet-research-agency-unwitting-trump-supporters/index.html Think the techniques used were very sophisticated, and well executed. I will be doing breakdowns in posts as the thread develops. Again, this thread isn't about the investigation, or if you think Russia interfered or not. Russia did interfere, and we even have a good look at some of their techniques thanks to this recent indictment. So, let's discuss!