Gizmodo ----------- During the government shutdown last weekend, the Alliance for Securing Democracy reported that the trending hashtag #SchumerShutdown, which blamed the impasse on Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, was being pushed by bot accounts from Russia. Now Senators Richard Blumenthal and Sheldon Whitehouse are asking Twitter for answers about the bot activity. According to the Alliance for Securing Democracy, a bipartisan group, the Russian accounts also pushed the hashtag #ReleaseTheMemo, which demanded the release of a classified document about the FBI’s alleged surveillance of Trump campaign officials. To learn more click on the picture below to read the article.
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