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The research provides more detail on known efforts by the Russian government's Internet Research Agency to bolster Republican Donald Trump's 2016 election campaign and sow discord among US voters by posting on contentious issues such as gun violence and race, according to the Post.

Following the New Knowledge report, Warner expressed his frustration with USA tech companies and called for stricter regulation of social media.

Cher is no longer planning to use Google or Facebook, declaring the tech giants "might as well be conspiring with Russian Federation to destroy our democracy".

The Oxford report details how Russians broke down their messages to different groups, including discouraging black voters from going to the polls and stoking anger on the right.

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The report also found Russian Federation continued to publish messages to help Trump while in office and tried to exploit divisions within the country during the 2016 campaign.

Conversely, the IRA sought to increase turnout amongst right-leaning voters and white Americans.

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The Russian influence campaign involved 187 million "engagements" with Instagram users - outperforming Facebook engagement, researchers found.

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The IRA's efforts, the report says, did not stop after it was called out for its interference in the 2016 election.

"This newly released data demonstrates how aggressively Russian Federation sought to divide Americans by race, religion and ideology, and how the IRA actively worked to erode trust in our democratic institutions", Sen.

A representative for Senator Richard Burr, the panel's chairman, declined to provide comment to Reuters on Sunday. "Most troublingly, it shows that these activities have not stopped". "That is going to require some much-needed and long-overdue guardrails when it comes to social media".

"These attacks. were much more comprehensive, calculating and widespread than previously revealed", he said.

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"Our singular focus is to improve the health of the public conversation on our platform, and protecting the integrity of elections is an important aspect of that mission", Twitter's statement echoed.

The twin reports largely verified earlier findings by USA intelligence agencies, but offered much more detail about Russian activity going back years that continues even now.

Some are now urging congress to take legislative action to prevent election interference in the future.

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