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Russian troll factory created fake Hillary Clinton sex tape with black actor: ex-employee

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A former employee of a Russian government-backed “troll factory” claims his fellow employees made a fake video featuring a Hillary Clinton-lookalike having sex with a black man that they thought would swing the election.

According to The Daily Beast, Alan Baskaev admitted he worked for the Russian-backed Internet Research Agency for about six months, doing work on the American election.

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Speaking with independent Russian television channel TV Rain, Baskaev explained that employees on the night shift at IRA worked at publishing pro-Trump stories, tried to incite racial animus during the 2016 campaign and encouraged American voters to hold and attend rallies.

According to Baskaev, he landed the job while still a college student due to his ability to impersonate “Kentucky rednecks” and black Americans. He said  that his fellow employees took the job as a lark, writing propaganda for spending money.

“You know, there’s this meme about the troll factory, people sitting in black caps, masks, behind them there’s a photo of Putin and a Russian flag. They’re so intense,” Baskaev explained. “I don’t know what happened on the day shift, but the night shift was a bacchanal. We did the most ridiculous things we could think of.”

As an aside, Baskaev recalled that the Russian trolls believed they had a “sensation” when they created the fake video of then Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton engaged in sex with the black actor.


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