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Twitter’s CEO shared tweets from ‘Russian troll farm’ account claiming to be a black woman: report

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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is the latest victim of Russia’s propaganda “troll farms.”

According to The Daily Beast, Dorsey retweeted two post from by the account @Crystal1Johnson that claimed to be a black woman but has since been revealed an account made by the Russian Internet Research Agency with links to the Kremlin.

“Rihanna collects her Humanitarian of the Year award from Harvard. She kicked off #WomensHistoryMonth with a bang!” reads one of the tweets Dorsey shared from @Crystal1Johnson in March 2016.

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The next week, he shared another that read “Nobody is born a racist. This picture is so sweet! Teach your children to judge others by the kind of person they are inside.”

The @Crystal1Johnson account was permanently barred from Twitter in August, and Dorsey has since deleted his RT’s. The Beast viewed them using the website Archive.is.

An “exhaustive” investigation by the Russian RBC news agency revealed the “Johnson” account was run out of the St. Petersburg “troll factory.”

Late last month, CNN revealed that the Internet Research Agency purchased Facebook ads aimed at people likely to sympathize with Black Lives Matter activists with a likely purpose of “[amplifying] political discord and fuel an atmosphere of incivility and chaos.” A later report published just a few days ago revealed that in a similar effort, likely Russian trolls masquerading as a group called “Black Fist” paid for self-defense classes for black activists after President Donald Trump’s inauguration this year.

The Beast has not speculated about the purpose of the @Crystal1Johnson account.

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Miami-Dade cop relieved of duty after punching irate woman at Florida airport

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A bad situation turned worse, after a woman missed her flight at Miami International Airport. When police were called, things got even worse.

According to the Miami Herald, body-camera footage, which surfaced Wednesday evening, showed the officer hitting the woman yelling at him.

“You acting like you white when you really Black...what you want to do?” the woman without a mask says.

She then stepped very close to the officer, putting her face against his and that's when he struck her in the face.

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Appellate Judge says Mary Trump’s tell-all book can be released

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Yesterday, a judge paused Mary Trump's tell-all book on President Donald Trump and his family, but Wednesday evening, a New York appellate judge ruled that Simon & Schuster could move forward with releasing the book.

According to the New York Times, Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man will be released in four weeks, on schedule.

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Trump staff had an inquisition for healthcare workers for Tulsa rally — demanding to know if they leaked staff COVID story

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The Washington Post reported Wednesday that those familiar to his reaction said that outside of the BOK center, Trump campaign staff were being tested before the event. When the information was released, they scrambled, quizzing who leaked the information about the positive cases.

Healthcare workers were "then given a different list of people to test, according to two people with direct knowledge of the events who, like others in this story, spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe internal conversations," said the Post.

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