Asha Rangappa @AshaRangappa_ Fmr FBI Special Agent, lawyer, faculty @JacksonYale. Tiger(ish) mom. @CNN analyst. Editor @just_security. Karaoke, golf, and Shakespeare aficionado. Views mine. Aug. 20, 2019 1 min read

Guys, meet @steph93065. Despite being a total nobody, Steph has 286K followers. Her lame tweet is somehow very popular within seconds of her posting it. 🤔

Read more about Steph and her fellow trolls in Summary 1.3 of our condensed Mueller Report!  https://www.justsecurity.org/65863/expert-summaries-of-mueller-report-a-collection-of-short-essays/ 

Notice that Steph Numbersalad follows *116K* accounts. Who the hell follows that many accounts? Remember that we know from Mueller’s indictment against the Internet Research Agency that they rely on fake accounts AND real U.S. accounts to amplify disinformation. From our summary:

A great piece on the “ecosystem” of right-wing MAGA trolls is laid out in this piece by @MollyMcKew, who traces how the “Release the Memo” hashtag (remember that winner?) went viral. It’s worth revisiting as we head into 2020  https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2018/02/04/trump-twitter-russians-release-the-memo-216935 


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