Fucking Autoplay warning.
“Instagram was a significant front in the IRA’s influence operation, something that Facebook executives appear to have avoided mentioning in congressional testimony,” the researchers wrote. They added “our assessment is that Instagram is likely to be a key battleground”.
What a time to be alive? Will the IG infuencers change the course of politics? I want to say it's a sarcastic question but I could see endorsements from that group being bought in the future.
I'm not surprised that black voters were targeted, from what I remember it's the demographic that votes most solidly democrat. If you're trying to influence an election against democrats it only makes sense.
I'd be interested to know to what extent American intelligence agencies try to influence foreign elections. This previous one is teaching them new tactics I imagine.