It Could Have Been Worse: Russian Troll Farm Reportedly Faked Hillary Clinton Sex Tape

We have had a lot of absurd stories about ways in which Russian trolls allegedly changed the election results. This includes a mere $100,000 in Facebooks ads (with over half not even seen until after the election) which even Mark Penn agreed was nonsense, the use of Pokemon Go, and web sites with puppies. Now someone who worked in a Russian troll factory has said that they even created a fake Hillary Clinton sex tape. From The Daily Beast:

A Russian-government-backed “troll factory” hired a black man and a Hillary Clinton look-alike to make a sex tape, according to the first former employee of the factory’s American division to go on the record…

Once, Baskaev recalled, Russian propaganda-makers thought they hit the “sensation” jackpot with a fake video of a black man and a woman who looked like Hillary Clinton having sex.

“Do you understand… no one will believe that,” Baskaev said.

I think that I can safely say that regardless of one’s opinion on Hillary Clinton, we will all agree in being happy that this faux Clinton sex-tape was never released and never made the topic of news stories during the election.

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