US Senator: Russian Internet Trolls Exploiting NFL Kneeling Controversy

Sen. James Lankford of Oklahoma said Russian Internet trolls were using hashtags on both sides of the NFL kneeling debate to amplify divisiveness in America surrounding the issue.

“They were taking both sides of the argument this past weekend, and pushing them out from their troll farms as much as they could to try to just raise the noise level in America and to make a big issue seem like an even bigger issue,” he said at a Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee Hearing on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017.¬†

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