Russian-made Facebook page invited Americans to protest “upsurge of violence”

September 12, 2017

Enlarge / This group claimed to be an American anti-immigrant group that tried to organize a “rally” in Twin Falls, Idaho, among other places. (credit: Facebook)

In addition to creating fake Americans on Facebook as a way to generate anti-Clinton buzz online during the 2016 presidential campaign, it now appears that those accounts also organized and promoted real-world political protests using Facebook pages.

The accounts, which were first reported Monday by the Daily Beast, created event pages with awkward English rhetoric. While the event pages have been removed, some remain accessible through Google Cache.

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