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Wed Sep 16, 2020, 07:34 AM

A pro-Trump youth activist group paid teenagers to push conservative talking points on social media,


Turning Point Action, an affiliate of pro-Trump youth organization Turning Point USA, paid teenagers — some minors — in Arizona to push conservative talking points over social media, The Washington Post reported Tuesday.

Twitter and Facebook banned multiple accounts as part of an ongoing review in response to The Post's questions about the social media campaign.

Experts told The Washington Post that those posts could circumvent the efforts by social media platforms to curb the spread of disinformation, despite its similarity to spam-bots and troll accounts.

“In 2016, there were Macedonian teenagers interfering in the election by running a troll farm and writing salacious articles for money,” Graham Brookie, director of the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab, told The Post. “In this election, the troll farm is in Phoenix.”

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/a-pro-trump-youth-activist-group-paid-teenagers-to-push-conservative-talking-points-on-social-media-including-misleading-claims-and-disinformation/ar-BB195kbw?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=mailsignout

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Wed Sep 16, 2020, 08:53 AM

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