As many may be aware, this is hardly the first story about how organizations like the Internet Research Agency worm their way into people's thoughts.

This is from the summer of 2015 and is the very first article I remember seeing about Russian troll farms. It was disconcerting, to say the least.

I still see in my timeline some of the same old attempts to divide and distract us, especially when unity or success comes for progressives. When you see things that seem to want to undermine democracy, it should make you at least question where it started because an awful lot of them start like this.

How Russian Trolls Helped Keep the Women’s March Out of Lock Step-
As American feminists came together in 2017 to protest Donald Trump, Russia’s disinformation machine set about deepening the divides among them.

Central message: anytime you encounter a narrative online that is a little "off", you need to consider that it might not be a sincere position, but an active attempt at influence -- a professional troll.

Especially if you don't know the history of the account posting or who operates it.

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