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    Important to note that Russia targeted existing vulnerabilities in U.S. society. This wouldn't have worked w/o a receptive audience... 1/

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    Caroline Orr

    Racist ads demonizing Black Lives Matter, Muslims, immigrants, etc only resonated because those sentiments already existed in America...2/

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    Russia exploited sexism just like they exploited racism in American society. 3/
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    Russian propaganda resonated b/c it built on preexisting beliefs. America was a receptive audience for their bigoted messages. 4/

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    Russia didn't have to *change* people's minds. People were more than happy to spread fake news demonizing groups they already hated. 5/

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    It's not a coincidence that Russia jumped in on the NFL controversy.

    This. Is. What. They. Do.

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    Caroline Orr

    If you want to influence behavior, you have to target attitudes & norms first. That's what this is. That's how you influence an election. 7/

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    Caroline Orr

    Russia didn't have to hack the vote. They didn't have to hack the voting machines.

    They had already hacked the voters.

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