Russia’s not the only country who knows how to troll.
Two Democratic senators created a Facebook page for a fake political group, just to prove that they could.
Ads for the page — created by Mark Warner of Virginia and Minnesota’s Amy Klobuchar — were able to reach 1,407 Washington D.C.-based journalists, and 1,369 other Capitol Hill staffers. They only paid $20.
Yes. That’s how easy it is to spread fake news.
The page promoted a non-existent political group called Americans for Discourse Solutions. Over 24 hours, the two senators bought ads to target the staffers and journalists in question. Read more…