The US Congress will publish a report this week detailing Russia’s alleged disinformation campaign surrounding the 2016 presidential election campaign, US media have reported.
The research is the first to study the millions of social media posts provided by major technology firms Twitter, Facebook and Google, which detail Russian efforts to help elect President Donald Trump, The Washington Post reported on Sunday.
The study was compiled for the Senate Intelligence Committee by researchers associated with Britain’s University of Oxford, the newspaper reported.
The research also provides details about the alleged efforts made by the Russian Internet Research Agency to sow discord among US voters by posting on contentious issues such as gun violence, immigration and race, according to the report.
It will be one of two reports the committee will release this week, the Post said.
“What is clear is that all of the messaging clearly sought…