From LinkedIn to DMs, the Mueller report dives deep into the high-tech back-channeling behind the 2016 campaign

When George Papadopoulos wanted in on Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, he hit up the campaign manager on LinkedIn and emailed someone else.

Just after the Russian-controlled persona Guccifer 2.0’s first release of hacked Democratic National Committee documents, WikiLeaks used the Twitter direct message function to ask for any new material.

Then there was the Facebook direct message a Russian-controlled persona sent to a Tea Party activist.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s newly-released report is peppered with details about high-tech hobnobbing and Russian attempts to peddle divisive misinformation ahead of President Donald Trump’s election.

Of course, social media’s sway in the 2016 presidential election has long been discussed.

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