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Russian internet trolling in the US? Yawn. Russian internet trolling in CHARLESTON? Now THAT’S a story.
The Post and Courier found that Russian internet trolling has come to the Lowcountry. And the trolls seemingly have a finger on the pulse of issues that are hot in Charleston.
Of course, Kremlin-backed twitter accounts interfered with political discussions (retweeting comments from SC residents that were pro-Trump and anti-Muslim), but they also took a side in the local carriage horse debate. And it was very firmly anti-carriage horse. The account in question tweeted about a horse that had tripped and fallen. The tweet included the hashtag #BanHorseDrawnCarriageRides.
The point of Russian internet trolling is to sow division in our communities and in our country. And when it comes to the carriage horse debate, we have so many more important things to worry about. The horses are safe and well cared for. What else is there left to say?