There was indeed a foreign troll who sought to sow discord in American politics, but what blows my fucking mind is that people seem to think this can be used to excuse their behavior. It can’t.
A foreign troll wasn’t responsible for fanatical, ideological “journalism”. No foreign troll can be held responsible for people continuing to spread propaganda even after it had been debunked. No foreign troll can be held to account for people fabricating new reasons to demonizes those kids (or ignore the flagrant racism of both the Black Israelites and Nathan Phillips’s goons), and a foreign troll did NOT — in any way, shape, or form — prompt any of the violent rhetoric we’ve seen from the Left.