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This episode covers the structure of the Internet Research Agency, the funding and oversight of the IRA, and the methods in which the IRA targeted the 2016 U.S. Election, as part of the "Report on the Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election." This podcast covers pages 14 to 35 of the report.

This section is heavily redacted citing, in most cases, "Harm to Ongoing Matter," and we introduce a sound effect to help note the skipped areas of redaction, while trying to provide context for the redactions when possible.

Russian "Active Measures" Social Media Campaign (0:15)

  1. Structure of the Internet Research Agency (3:11)
  2. Funding and Oversight from Concord and Prigozhin (3:53)
  3. The IRA Targets U.S. Elections (4:51)
    1. The IRA Ramps Up U.S. Operations As Early As 2014 (4:56)
    2. U.S. Operations Through IRA-Controlled Social Media Accounts (6:02)
    3. U.S. Operations Through Facebook (8:21)
    4. U.S. Operations Through Twitter (11:39)
      1. Individualized Accounts (12:12)
      2. IRA Botnet Activities (13:49)
    5. U.S. Operations Involving Political Rallies (14:24)
    6. Targeting and Recruitment of U.S. Persons (16:32)
    7. Interactions and Contacts with the Trump Campaign (18:07)
      1. Trump Campaign Promotion of IRA Political Materials (18:48)
      2. Contact with Trump Campaign Officials in Connection to Rallies (20:27)

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