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Russia’s ‘troll farm’ helped incite a violent Confederate rally in Georgia — then blamed it all on anti-racists

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Internal documents from Russia’s infamous “troll farm” have leaked — and they reveal that the group made inroads on more social networks and incited more violence than previously reported.

The Daily Beast on Thursday night released a report on the internal comings and goings of the Internet Research Agency were auctioned off on a Russian “information exchange” in February 2017. Though no one bid, the listing for the information itself promised, in Russian, “working data from the department focused on the United States” that until now were not known to the American public.

The document cache, named “Savushkina 55″ after the physical address of the troll farm in St. Petersburg,” revealed that along with having accounts on YouTube and Twitter, the Internet Research Agency also made inroads on Reddit and Tumblr as well.

It also reveals that a troll-created account, known as “Blactivist,” took great pains to sow discord on both sides of an August 2016 rally in Stone Mountain, Georgia, the site of the country’s largest Confederate monument located near Atlanta. Blactivist communicated with civil rights veterans and white supremacists alike.

Working both sides of the growing Confederate monument debate, the IRA stoked the confrontation between the monuments’ “defenders” and anti-racist activists opposed to it. Soon after, Russia Today and its “video news agency” Ruptly covered the event, placing the blame on the police’s violent reaction that included to tear gas and stun grenades on Confederate counter-protesters.

“Tear gas and stun grenades were used, and arrests were made—but none on the Confederate side,” Ruptly’s article on the event read.

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Virginia Democrats are so fired up that the party chair had to scold them: ‘Sit down — be quiet’

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Democrats in Virginia are fired up as they gathered in Richmond for their annual gala dinner.

Political analysts believe the Democratic Party of Virginia has a good chance to win control of the state legislature in 2019's election, before setting their sights on the Commonwealth continuing its recent trend of voting Democratic in presidential elections.

Patrick Wilson, a political reporter for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, attended the event.

He reported that Democrats were so "noisy" that it was hard to hear the speakers, which include presidential candidates Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg.

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‘Everyone knows what to expect’ at Trump’s Amway Center re-election kickoff

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Donald Trump considers himself a legendary salesman, but can he really sell America on giving him four more drama-filled years at the White House?

Tuesday, he'll make his big pitch.

The 2020 reelection kickoff rally is being held in Orlando, Florida and campaign operations chief Michael Glassner says the "historic" event "has already generated tens of thousands of ticketing requests."

There's little mystery about how the night will go down.

Expect Trump, the self-promoting hero of his ghost-written book "The Art of the Deal," to claim the US economy is richer, the military stronger, and the country more respected than ever in history.

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Florida man’s own family blasts him after he was arrested for racist threats: ‘This isn’t how we were raised’

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After a Florida man was arrested for trying to start a race war, a member of his own family slammed his values.

"A Florida man’s social media posts that threatened violence against African-Americans, Jews and homosexuals and that urged his followers to start a race war netted him a $1 million bond," the Miami Herald reported Saturday. "And then there’s another $100,000 bond he would have to pay to get out of Lee County Jail because of a weapons charge."

Joshua Leff, 40, is being held in the Lee County Jail.

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