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Russian Bots Are Descending Upon the Republican Party

Major targets include National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster and House Speaker Paul Ryan.

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Russian-linked bots and trolls have caused a surge in use of the hashtag #ResignPaulRyan on Twitter over the last 48 hours, just as the Republican speaker of the House was returning to his hometown of Wisconsin for a month-long respite from Washington, D.C. The unusual boost in Russian bots targeting a Republican lawmaker was first observed…

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