Hillary Clinton responds to gay Facebook page led by Russian government

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Hillary Clinton has responded to news that the Russian government secretly ran a Facebook page targeting the LGBT community in the United States. One of the pages, LGBT United, was targeted at the LGBT community and posed as supportive of LGBT rights, it is believed to be linked to Russia. Posts from the page received more than 5 million shares – while other pages targeted other minority groups including people of color and Muslims. Speaking at Cheltenham literary festival, Mrs. Clinton said it was nothing but information war with Russia.“We know Russian agents used Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and even Pinterest to place targeted attack ads and negative stories intended not to hurt just me but to fan the flames of division in our society. Russians posed as Americans pretending to be LGBT and gun rights activists, even Muslims, saying things they knew would cause distress,” she said adding that this is what Russians used to do during the Cold War – turning Americans against one another. “In addition to hacking our elections, they are hacking our discourse and our unity. We are in the middle of a global struggle between liberal democracy and a rising tide of illiberalism and authoritarianism,” Clinton concludes

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