Were black voters bamboozled by Russia? It’s nowhere near that simple

Chauncey Devega | Salon

ere black Americans hoodwinked, bamboozled and tricked by the Russians during the 2016 presidential election into not supporting Hillary Clinton?

The New York Times appears to believe the answer is yes. On Monday it published an extensive report on Russia’s “2016 influence operation,” describing it as “an extraordinary effort to target African-Americans” with “an array of tactics to try to suppress turnout among Democratic voters” and “a blizzard of activity on Instagram” that may have exceeded the better-known Russian posts on Facebook.

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