Reddit admits Russian trolls got into website during 2016 presidential election

According to an investigation by The Daily Beast, Russia’s notorious social media troll farm, the St. Petersburg-based Internet Research Agency (IRA), distorted political debate on Reddit.

Last month, the IRA was depicted as the centerpiece of special counsel Robert Mueller indictment of 13 Russians for interfering in the 2016 election.

The San Francisco-based Reddit, which helped give birth to the unfounded Clinton “Pizzagate” pedophile ring story and stoked suspicions over the death of DNC staffer Seth Rich, does not create any actual news or entertainment content. Instead it is purely a social news aggregator and discussion portal where members register to anonymously submit content.

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