A federal grand jury indicted 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities for meddling with the 2016 US election, saying they “operated social media pages and groups designed to attract U.S. audiences” that “addressed divisive U.S. political and social issues, falsely claimed to be controlled by U.S. activists.”
The indictment said two specific Twitter handles — @TEN_GOP and @March_for_Trump — were made to mislead the American public. Russian actors falsely claimed that their Twitter account @TEN_GOP was controlled by a state political party. The defendants used @March_for_Trump to organize “coordinate rallies in Florida,” according to the indictment reads.
BuzzFeed News combed through 200,000 now-deleted Russian troll tweets recently made available by NBC News to find these two accounts’ 50 most popular tweets.
They are listed below with their dates of publication, retweets, favorites and text content.
Date: Oct. 11, 2016
Text: OMG, this new Anti-Hillary ad is brilliant! It’s fantastic!!!!!! Spread it far & wide! https://t.co/v7zrP8iDl7
Date: Oct. 18, 2016
Text: RT the hell out of it: Dem party operatives: ‘We’ve been bussing people in.. for 50 yrs and we’re not going to sto… https://t.co/tO0NKGEJE2
Date: Oct. 20, 2016
Text: BREAKING Hillary shuts down press conference when asked about DNC Operatives corruption & #VoterFraud… https://t.co/PMXHRWxiMy
Date: Oct. 19, 2016
Text: BREAKING Thousands of names changed on voter rolls in Indiana. Police investigating…