Rob Barry

Russian Trolls Tried to Torpedo Mitt Romney’s Shot at Secretary of State

Weeks after Donald Trump was elected president, Russia-backed online “trolls” flooded social media to try to block Mitt Romney from securing a top job in the incoming administration, a Wall Street Journal analysis shows.

Russian Influence Campaign Extracted Americans’ Personal Data

Leveraging social media, Russians have collected data by peddling niche business directories, convincing activists to sign petitions and bankrolling self-defense training classes in return for student information. It isn’t clear for what purpose t

Russian Twitter Support for Trump Began Right After He Started Campaign

Kremlin-backed support for Donald Trump’s candidacy over social media began much earlier than previously known, a new analysis of Twitter data shows. Russian Twitter accounts posing as Americans began lavishing praise on President Trump and attack