The sprawling investigation into Russian attempts to influence the 2016 election have unearthed a new information that’s linked to Atlanta – well, sort of.
According to the Daily Beast, YouTube videos produced by “Williams and Kalvin” were actually part of a broader Russian propaganda effort to manipulate voters. The duo claimed to live in Atlanta and one claims to be a Bernie Sanders supporter. The two said they were Trump supporters and frequently pushed conspiracy theories about the Clintons.
The videos attracted little attention on YouTube, but received thousands of views on Facebook, the Daily Beast reported. The content has been removed from Facebook “after it was identified as a Russian government-backed propaganda account,” the Daily Beast reported.
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Facebook’s role in the election has come under scrutiny amid revelations that Russian ads were seen by 10 million people during the election, according to CNBC. To see some examples of what those ads looked like, click here.