"The Russian trollfabriken the Internet research agency (IRA) was directed especially against african-americans in their påverkansoperationer during the presidential elections in the united states in 2016, according to a new report presented in the senate."
"The main goal of the S:t Petersburgbaserade IRA was to increase the fragmentation of american society and encourage strong democratic väljarbaser – such as latinos, young people, and lgbtq people – not to vote, according to the report."
"A new study from oxford university – the so far most comprehensive study of the IRA-related posts in social media between 2015 and 2017 shows that a special focus was placed on the right of african-american voters."
"The almost 4 000 IRA-linked accounts on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Youtube which researchers examined attempted to encourage the use of white republican voters to vote."
"According to the american think tank Pew Research Center fell afroamerikaners turnout to 59.6 per cent in the elections of 2016 – five percentage points lower than in the 2012 elections. At the same time increased the number of votes from the white voters significantly."