The Daily Beast was one of the first to cover the weirdness of hostile foreign entities posing as human actors on social media. It’s a beat that’s not going away anytime soon.
None of the troll-farm posts earned as much mockery across the web as Hustle in a Trap’s conspiracy theory about black people being kidnapped and ‘consumed’ for nearly $30 million.
He ‘fessed up days after The Daily Beast confirmed a Russian troll farm had used his platform, and on the same day that Senate investigators asked for new information from the site
Getting unsolicited packages from unknown strangers is creepy. Being unable to stop it only makes them creepier.
A week after the WikiLeaks founder tried to DM Sean Hannity with ‘news about Warner,’ another Fox star tried to gin up scandal about the Senate intel committee vice chairman.
Far from the border, passengers aboard Amtrak trains are now being asked for their status—and Amtrak is not saying whether a rider can be ejected for failure to produce papers.
Facebook once again surfaced wild conspiracy theories about ‘commie-lib resisters’ and Hillary Clinton staging terror attacks on Amtrak in a part of its Trending News section.