Russian Interference
Russian Efforts Exploited Racial Divisions, State of Black America Report Says Russian interference in particular but said that black voting rights were under attack from a wide range of actors, including domestic politicians. One such account on Twitter, called @WokeLuisa, garnered more than 50,000 followers, and its posts were highlighted by dozens of prominent news outlets, the report said.

The account sought to explicitly and implicitly discourage black voters from going to the polls in an effort to secure Republican victory, even as other Russian-backed efforts bolstered white extremism online.
“It was targeted, it was focused,” Mr. Morial said. “It’s intentionally pouring gasoline on racial division.”“It’s moving the dial just a couple of degrees in the direction they want it to go,” Mr. Schafer said in an interview. “The anonymity of the internet allows you to be whoever you want to be, and of course you’re going to be far more persuasive if that target audience thinks you’re one of them.”