TheVoiceOfJoyce The Russian Internet Agency has been reactivated on alt right sites. Gab, Parlor, Gettr carry conspiracy theories, racists comments and cartoons denigrating Democratic Candidates. Russian trolls are also waging a misinformation campaign on the merits of the war in Ukraine. Like TikTok, that’s funded by the Chinese, the war in the Ukraine is demonized. Luckily, these sites, except TikTok have a small following. Some researchers, discussing the effects of Social Media on Politics, believe it would be better to let only the legacy sites, like Twitter, Facebook or Google exist. These extreme alt right sites cater to a narrow potentially violent population. Getting the Russians, Chinese and Iranian bots, off Social Media , would help our Democracy. Bots use algorithms repeatedly to cross from the “ dark web” to Legacy sites. Why allow foreign powers to cause dissension among us. Vote this week for Democracy.

The user on Gab who identifies as Nora Berka resurfaced in August after a yearlong silence on the social media platform, reposting a handful of messages with sharply conservative political themes before writing a stream of original vitriol.

The posts mostly denigrated President Biden and other prominent Democrats, sometimes obscenely. They also lamented the use of taxpayer dollars to support Ukraine in its war against invading Russian forces, depicting Ukraine’s president as a caricature straight out of Russian propaganda.

The fusion of political concerns was no coincidence.

The account was previously linked to the same secretive Russian agency that interfered in the 2016 presidential election and again in 2020, the Internet Research Agency in St. Petersburg, according to the cybersecurity group Recorded Future.

It is part of what the group and other researchers have identified as a new, though more narrowly targeted, Russian effort ahead of Tuesday’s midterm elections. The goal, as before, is to stoke anger among conservative voters and to undermine trust in the American electoral system. This time, it also appears intended to undermine the Biden administration’s extensive military assistance to Ukraine.

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