The U.S. House Intelligence Committee on Thursday released more than 3,500 advertisements and posts spread by Russian trolls before and after the 2016 U.S. election. Below is a look at 10 of the most shocking examples that stood out from Congress’s reveal.
Many posts pushed the narrative that Hillary Clinton would confiscate guns if she were elected President.
This graphic meme painted cops as KKK members attacking a young black child.
Only “sissies” and other undesirables wouldn’t support Donald Trump, many of the memes said.
President Obama was a “pawn” and “traitor” in the hands of “Arabian Sheikhs,” said one 2016 ad.
The “Black Matters US” page touched on hot button issues like police shootings.
The “Army of Jesus” page shared a bible verse, along with this meme.
Russian trolls also used Instagram to spread sponsored political memes.
The “Blacktivist” page routinely shared memes on Colin Kaepernick and other football players kneeling during the national anthem.
“Heart of Texas” routinely posted on “Killary Rotten Clinton,” and threatened to secede from the union if she won the election.
The “Being Patriotic” page labeled ex-cons as “Obama voters.”