Russian twitter trolls attacked Bernie too

You may have seen stories about Twitter accounts operated by Russians attempting to influence the 2016 election in the United States. Much of the reporting that I’ve seen described a Simple Narrative: Russians tried to help trump and hurt Clinton, even supporting Bernie Sanders in order to attack Clinton. I’ve also seen plenty of Democrats on Twitter attacking Sanders over this. I have not seen any stories reporting the fact that many of these bots also attacked Sanders. (If you’re aware of such stories, I’d be happy to hear about them). […] Recently, FiveThirtyEight published a repository with roughly 3 million tweets from about 2,800 accounts that Twitter concluded were associated with the Russian effort. About the data: […] The data set is the work of two professors at … [Read More]