US grand jury indicts 13 Russian nationals for election meddling

Russian trolls created fake US social media profiles that posted messages in support of Donald Trump and paid for anti-Clinton ads, the indictment said.

The indictment said the Internet Research Agency, a Russian organisation, and the 13 Russian individuals began interfering in US political processes, including the 2016 presidential election, as early as 2014.

The Russian individuals allegedly posed as US citizens, stole identities and created fake social media accounts to communicate with “unwitting” individuals associated with the Trump campaign, the indictment said.

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