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Ethan Kan / Flickr

More and more info about the diabolical, Russian subversion of our democracy appears to be pouring out. Exclusively from CNN:

(CNN) A number of Russian-linked Facebook ads specifically targeted Michigan and Wisconsin, two states crucial to Donald Trump’s victory last November, according to four sources with direct knowledge of the situation.

Some of the Russian ads appeared highly sophisticated in their targeting of key demographic groups in areas of the states that turned out to be pivotal, two of the sources said. The ads employed a series of divisive messages aimed at breaking through the clutter of campaign ads online, including promoting anti-Muslim messages, sources said.
Michigan saw the closest presidential contest in the country — Trump beat Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton by about 10,700 votes out of nearly 4.8 million ballots cast. Wisconsin was also one of the tightest states, and Trump won there by only about 22,700 votes. Both states, which Trump carried by less than 1%, were key to his victory in the Electoral College.…

It’s no surprise, really, that swing states like Michigan and Wisconsin were targeted by the Russians, but it strongly suggests they were getting help from American accomplices, likely within the Trump campaign.

Trump and Putin are obviously the main bad guys in all this, but seriously, how does Mark Zuckerberg sleep at night, knowing that his creation was integral to their overthrow of the United States?

Go get ‘em, Robert Mueller. Time is of the essence.

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