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Mueller Report Blacks Out Entire Section Explaining Nuts And Bolts Of Russias Troll Farm

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Chris White | Energy Reporter

Special counsel Robert Muellers report on the now-completed Russian investigation redacted virtually all of the content explaining the structure of the internet troll farm accused of interfering in the 2016 U.S. election.

Muellers nearly 400 page report, published Thursday afternoon, effectively blacks out an entire sections pertaining to the Internet Research Agency, a Russia-based agency that sought to inject itself into the U.S. political system. A portion of the report, which begins on page 15, titled “Structure of the Internet Research Agency” is darkened and only contains superficial details about the group.

A federal grand jury issued indicted 13 Russian nationals and three Russian companies in 2018 who were suspected of interfering in the 2016 election. They used three companies — the Internet Research Agency, Concord Management and Concord Catering — to carry out the scheme, according to the indictment.

FILE PHOTO: Robert Mueller, as FBI director, listens during a U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee oversight hearing about the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Capitol Hill in Washington, June 19, 2013. REUTERS/Larry Downing/File Photo

The indictment also suggests that many of the IRAs efforts were aimed at hurting former Secretary of State Hillary Clintons election chances by boosting her opponents, including then-presidential candidates Donald Trump and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. The operation continued after the 2016, with the operatives organizing counter-rallies “protesting the results of the 2016 U.S. presidential election.”

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Screenshot of Muellers report explaining structure of the Russian troll farm (screenshot)

Another screenshot of redactions Muellers report makes to sections on the Russian troll farm (screencap)

Screencap of Mueller report redacting portions pertaining to the Russian internet troll farm (screencap)

Media reports suggest their efforts ultimately kick-started similar efforts during the 2018 mid-term elections. (RELATED: Here Are The Obama-Era Officials Allegedly Behind The Alabama False Flag Campaign)

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