Race, Lies, and Social Media: How Russia Manipulated Race in America and Interfered in the 2016 Elections
Have you met Luisa Haynes? She was a prolific force in the #BlackLivesMatter community on Twitter. In just over a year, she amassed more than 50,000 followers; and her outspoken, viral takes on everything from Beyoncé to police brutality earned her hundreds of thousands of retweets and media coverage in more than two dozen prominent news outlets.
She was, on the surface, a symbol of a new generation of Black activists: young, female, and digitally savvy—except—she was fake.