The Russian Trolls Are Hard at Work: Progressives and Leftists Edition

At the beginning of September, Facebook announced that they suspended five accounts affiliated with “Peace Data,” a news website launched by Russia’s social media propaganda wing, the Internet Research Agency. The IRA, of course, was instrumental in the Russian disinformation campaigns in the run-up to the 2016 election. This year, they even hired unwitting American freelance journalists to write for Peace Data.

Facebook’s head of cybersecurity policy, Nathaniel Gleicher, acknowledged that “Russian actors are…