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Exclusive: Russian-linked group sold merchandise online - CNNMoney

"Young, gifted and black." "Melanin and muscles." "Our sons matter." The slogans on the clothing that a group called "Blacktivist" offered for sale through Facebook were supposed to look like they came from American Black Lives Matter activists. But ...and more »

Here's what fake Russian Facebook posts during the election looked like -

In May 2016, a small group of protesters with a “#WhiteLivesMatter” sign adorned with Confederate flags showed up outside an Islamic center in Houston for a rally promoted by a Facebook page called “Heart of Texas.” Expand icon. Advertisment. of ...and more »

Russian group likely behind 2016 anti-Muslim rally in Houston - KTRK-TV

In May 2016, a Facebook Group called Heart of Texas organized an anti-Muslim rally in Houston. Now it seems that group wasn't from Texas at all and may have originated in Russia. The Heart of Texas Facebook page is no longer available. Its 249,000 ...and more »

Russian Trolls Were Behind 2016 Houston Islamic Center Protest, CNN Says - Houston Press

An anti-Muslim rally organized in Houston last year by a group called Heart of Texas was actually masterminded by a Russian group called the Internet Research Agency, CNN is reporting. The "Stop Islamization of Texas" rally was held in May 2016 in ...and more »

Russia co-opted 'black lives matter' messaging on social media - Mashable

Popular 'Blacktivist' social media accounts were reportedly run by a Russia-linked group - not American activists - according to CNN. They used these accounts to spread pro-racial diversity messaging like topics on #BlackLivesMatter and and to promote ...and more »

Russia-backed FB page promoted 'Stop Islamization of Texas' rally - The Hill

A so-called "Troll Factory" operated out of Russia promoted a rally last year opposing what it deemed the "Islamization of Texas" using a Facebook page called "Heart of Texas," CNN reported Friday. The protest — called the "Stop Islamization of Texas ...and more »

Russian 'trolls' on Facebook organised Islamophobic protest in Texas - Middle East Eye

When a Facebook page called for a protest against a Muslim library in Houston last year, about a dozen protesters turned up at the demonstration with Confederate flags and anti-Muslim slogans. The group behind the protest was called the Heart of Texas ...and more »

Report: Anti-Muslim rally in Houston orchestrated by Russians - KHOU

A year-and-a-half-old anti-Muslim rally in Houston is making headlines now. That's because it was reportedly organized by Russian hackers pretending to be Texans. It's the latest example of potential Russian meddling in the U.S. The rally took place in ...and more »

Fake Texas Facebook group created by Russians stir up hatred in Houston - CW39

HOUSTON -- While Congress investigates whether or not Russians interfered with the 2016 presidential election, there is controversy and confusion in Houston, stemming from The Heart of Texas, a fake Facebook page which originated in St. Petersburg ...and more »

'Blacktivist' Facebook group that sold merch had ties to the Kremlin - New York Post

A Russian-linked Facebook page called “Blacktivist” peddled merchandise online as part of its efforts to stoke racial tensions prior to the 2016 presidential election, it was reported Friday. A total of 87 items — including shirts with slogans such as ...and more »