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Jbird
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Russia-backed “Blacktivist” FB page sold merchandise


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Russia-backed “Blacktivist” FB page sold merchandise © Getty Images A Russia-backed Facebook page called "Blacktivist" sold a number of branded items online as part of its effort to exacerbate racial tensions before the 2016 U.S. presidential election, according to a new report by CNN. A total of 87 items, including T-shirts and sweatshirts with messages such as "young, gifted and black" and "our sons matter," were sold on the store service, according to CNN. The Facebook page and the items being sold appear to be part of a broader effort by Russia to cause chaos in the election. ADVERTISEMENT In this case, observers believe the Facebook advertisements were meant to cause friction between groups of Americans and to cause racial discord. The account sold the merchandise online through a sales platform called "Represent." The items featured consistent branding with both the "Blacktivist" Facebook and Twitter accounts, though there is no way to definitively say the accounts opened the online store.


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"Represent" shut down the store after being contacted by CNN about the nefarious account, which is one of hundreds that were turned over to Congress in its investigation into Russian interference in the election. "Blacktivist" was also found to have helped organize several rallies and political demonstrations in the U.S. at the time of the election.
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gthog61
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re: Russia-backed “Blacktivist” FB page sold merchandise
When will zuckerberg be jailed?!


Taxing Authority
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So... colluding with TRUMP?



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upgrayedd
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re: Russia-backed “Blacktivist” FB page sold merchandise
Every time something like this comes out, it looks as if the Russians did everything to benefit Clinton.


CoachChappy
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zuckerberg

We know the Zuck loves him some Hillary, so that's all the proof of collusion I need. Lock her up.


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IceTiger
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re: Russia-backed “Blacktivist” FB page sold merchandise
Doesn't get funnier than this


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mmcgrath
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"Blacktivist" was also found to have helped organize several rallies and political demonstrations in the U.S. at the time of the election.
Supposedly a right wing Russian account did the same thing in Texas.


Jbird
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Supposedly a right wing Russian account did the same thing in Texas.


upgrayedd
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re: Russia-backed “Blacktivist” FB page sold merchandise
I haven't been following this too closely, but are there any Russia-Facebook connections that are even close to benefiting Trump?


Jbird
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I haven't been following this too closely, but are there any Russia-Facebook connections that are even close to benefiting Trump?
Mcgrath claims supposedly something might have happened somewhere in Texas.


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themunch
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muh Blacktivist


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beastieboys
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I haven't been following this too closely, but are there any Russia-Facebook connections that are even close to benefiting Trump?


They've allegedly been playing both sides for well over a year with the goal of sowing division through out the country.


notsince98
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Every time something like this comes out, it looks as if the Russians did everything to benefit Clinton.


That is the whole point of projection.


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upgrayedd
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They've allegedly been playing both sides for well over a year with the goal of sowing division through out the country.

So their whole plan was just to create general chaos, not for or against one particular side, so that means Trump didn't win legally?


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