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Russia Investigation to Probe ‘Foul Corners’ of 4Chan and Reddit

Sen. Mark Warner wants to look at the loosely controlled internet message boards, which became a hub for the so-called alt-right during the election.

by David Gilbert
Sep 28 2017, 2:00pm

A congressional committee probing Russian interference in the 2016 US election could broaden its investigation to look at Reddit and 4Chan as potential tools of clandestine activity, according to a congressional aide.

The Hill reported Wednesday that Sen. Mark Warner, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, wants to look at the loosely controlled internet message boards, which became a hub for the so-called alt-right during the election.

The investigation is already probing Facebook and Twitter over claims of Russian meddling. The controversial TheDonald subreddit, which launched the same day Trump confirmed his candidacy, will be of particular interest.

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