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Second Russia-linked effort promoted protests during trial of Freddie Gray officers

Second Russia-linked effort promoted protests during trial of Freddie Gray officers

A second web-based effort linked to Russia attempted to promote protests in Baltimore last year — this one during a hearing for a police officer charged in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray.

CNN reported Thursday that an online campaign called “Don’t Shoot Us” — which posed as part of the Black Lives Matter movement — used Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Tumblr and even Pokémon Go in an effort to exploit racial tensions and sow discord among Americans.

The campaign contacted reporters in Baltimore, including those at The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore...

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