How Unwitting Americans Encountered Russian Operatives Online

With imperfect English and tireless posting on Facebook and Twitter, Russian trolls summoned Americans to rallies, praised Donald J. Trump and played on political divisions

Hillary Clinton during a campaign rally on the eve of the presidential election at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Mich., Nov. 7, 2016. The charges against 13 Russians have injected a new twist into a debate that has consumed the political universe since the final hours of election night: How did Trump win? Photo: Doug Mills/The New York Times
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