Russian troll farms didn’t sway voters in 2016 election

A new in-depth study has concluded that the Russian government’s efforts to deploy troll farms on Twitter to sway the 2016 election did not have any measurable impact on the outcome of that race.

The U.S. government has been largely united in its assessment that the Kremlin attempted to use online proxies and false internet personas to harm former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and to help former President Donald Trump in 2016, but didn’t reach specific conclusions on whether those efforts actually affected the election.

“We find no evidence of a meaningful relationship between exposure to the Russian foreign influence campaign and changes in attitudes, polarization, or voting behavior,” concluded the Monday study, published in Nature Communications by authors at New York University, the Technical University of Munich, Trinity College Dublin, and the University of Copenhagen.

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Source: Washington Examiner