Their message was to distrust all authority, especially the police.
"It's about influence over time."According to the dataset, Russian twitter troll volume increased significantly on July 21, two days after Trump became the official Republican nominee, and continued at the same intensity or higher for the rest of the year.
Throughout 2016, the trolls' tweets and retweets spiked during key campaign events.
Moments earlier they had referred to it as a "hashtag game" that was "hosted" by "Giselle Evns," another of the Russian troll accounts.
Immediately a cluster of the trolls started pumping out tweets with the hashtag, several tweets per minute.
Trolls on the "Right" cluster promoted Trump and attacked left-leaning causes and politicians, mainly Clinton.
Trolls in the "Left" cluster generally attacked Trump and his followers, though they didn't express support for Hillary Clinton."Black Lives Matter" were pro-black, but not pro-Democrat.
The account blamed the president for "numerous bloody wars" and deaths in Libya, Syria, Yemen and Ukraine."He doesn’t deserve to be a winner of the Nobel peace prize. A Freedom of Information request filed with the park police by NBC News wasn't fulfilled before publication.
His true prize awaits him in the Hague court docks,” tweeted @Leroy Loves Usa, who also tweeted the photos to @real Donald Trump. The Russian troll account appears to have been the first to post the images online.
"We just didn’t know who was paying for it."On November 10th, 2016, two days after the election, an identified Russian troll claimed responsibility for a provocative banner that hung from a bridge that leads to the Pentagon in Washington.