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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 is an attorney licensed in two states. He holds a juris doctor degree from the University of New Hampshire School of Law and a broadcast journalism degree from Syracuse University. During law school, he completed legal residencies in the Office of the New Hampshire Attorney General and in a local prosecutor’s office. He was employed as a summer associate in the New Hampshire Department of Safety, which manages the state police, and further served as a summer law clerk for a New York trial judge. Before law school, Keller worked for television stations in New York and in the Midwest, mostly as an evening news anchor and investigative reporter. His original reporting on the Wisconsin murder of Teresa Halbach was years later featured in the Netflix film "Making A Murderer."