Wednesday, May 09, 2018

Russian hackers impersonated radical Islam, harassed military spouses online as early as 2015, well before Trump's candidacy and election

There was an alarming historical story on AP by Raphael Satter, about how Russian hackers had impersonated ISIS with text messages or other social media contact with military spouses, at least back in 2015. 

At least one of the spouses was part of Military Partners, an association of partners of LGBT service members, active since the repeal of DADT and also since Obergefell.

But the attack appears to have been part of a Russian troll attempt to spread confusion and dissension, even well before the 2016 elections and even before Donald Trump had announced his candidacy. 
This story bears watching.

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