“Trump is mentioned most in campaigns targeting conservatives and right-wing voters, where the messaging encouraged these groups to support his campaign.
The new report offers the latest evidence that Russian agents sought to help Trump win the White House.
Despite their work, some Republicans on Capitol Hill continue to doubt the nature of Russia’s meddling in the last presidential election.
Many other groups - Latinos, Muslims, Christians, gay men and women, liberals, southerners, veterans - got at least some attention from Russians operating thousands of social media accounts.
The Russian effort also used email accounts from Yahoo, Microsoft’s Hotmail service and Google’s Gmail.
Across all three years covered by the report, Russian Instagram posts generated 185 million likes and 4 million user comments.
The report found operatives also began buying Google ads to promote the “BlackMatters US” website with provocative messages such as, “Cops kill black kids. »