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Fox Fellow Clint Watts Cited by Politico on Twitter, Russian Probe


Twitter’s power to influence the news cycle makes it a convenient tool, people who have studied the social network’s role in the election say.

“The fastest way to move a story from outlying media to mainstream media is to promote it on Twitter,” said Clint Watts, a counterterrorism expert and former FBI agent who has studied Russian influence campaigns. “All mainstream media is watching Twitter and it spreads organically from there to other platforms.”

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