A new report showed that Russian trolls created a fake LGBT helpline for in-need LGBT teens during the election. The info was released in a Senate report saying that Russia utilized all social media outlets. According to the released documents, the Internet Research Agency created a fake helpline and posted a link to a Russian-owned page called LGBT United. On the website was also info for struggling teens and provided a fake hotline for help.
“Struggling with the addiction to masturbation? Reach out to me and we will beat it together,” one post said. “You can’t hold hands with God when you are masturbating.”
There is still some confusion on exactly why Russia would go this route to help influence our election. Many feel that they used these groups to promote liberal ideas and enrage the right.