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The Russians Apparently Infiltrated These #Hashtags and @Handles in the 2016 Election


According to Friday’s federal indictment against 13 alleged Russian operatives who the U.S. Department of Justice says interfered with the 2016 presidential election, the Russians created, used, or targeted the following handles and hashtags:

  • #Trump2016
  • #TrumpTrain
  • #MAGA
  • #IWontProtectHillary
  • #Hillary4Prison
  • #VoterFraud
  • #HillaryClintonForPrison2016
  • #NeverHillary
  • #HillaryForPrison
  • #Trump
  • #Trump4President

Twitter accounts controlled or established by the alleged Russian group:

  • March for Trump
  • @TEN_GOP (which falsely claimed, the indictment says, to be the official Twitter page of the Tennessee Republican Party).
  • @March_for_Trump

Facebook and/or Instagram pages or groups controlled or established by the alleged Russian group:

  • Clinton FRAUDation
  • Trumpsters United

The group also is alleged to control Facebook and/or Instagram pages or accounts associated with:

  • Black Lives Matter
  • Secured Borders
  • Blacktivist
  • South United
  • Heart of Texas
  • Woke Blacks
  • United Muslims of America
  • Stop A.I.

This is a breaking news piece. It will be updated as Law&Crime continues to review the indictment.

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Aaron Keller holds a juris doctor degree from the University of New Hampshire School of Law and a broadcast journalism degree from Syracuse University. He is a former anchor and executive producer for the Law&Crime Network and is now deputy editor-in-chief for the Law&Crime website. DISCLAIMER:  This website is for general informational purposes only. You should not rely on it for legal advice. Reading this site or interacting with the author via this site does not create an attorney-client relationship. This website is not a substitute for the advice of an attorney. Speak to a competent lawyer in your jurisdiction for legal advice and representation relevant to your situation.