Blacktivist

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Blacktivist
Background Information
This example of social media was found in the database of the more than 3,500 examples of propaganda that was placed on Facebook by Russian troll factories as part of their effort to sow discord in the 2016 U.S. Presidential cammpaign. Blacktivist was a Russian agent pretending to be an African-American activist. By encouraging African-Americans to distrust the Democratic Party, messages like this may have discouraged voters from participating in the election.
Technique Used
Respond to Audience Needs
This is propaganda because
These messages tap into people's real fear that American warfare is contributing to racial inequality.

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