A few of the hundreds at a rally in favor of new gun legislation outside the federal courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Feb. 17, 2018, three days after the mass shooting that claimed 17 lives at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in nearby Parkland. One hour after news broke about a school shooting in Florida, hundreds of Twitter accounts suspected of links to Russia jumped into the gun control debate. Saul Martinez/The New York Times

After Florida school shooting, Russian bots pounce to divide

Publication date 20 February 2018 | 19:50 | ICT

by Sheera Frenkel and Daisuke Wakabayashi SAN FRANCISCO — One hour after news broke about the school shooting in Florida last week, Twitter accounts suspected of having links to Russia released hundreds of posts taking up the gun control

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