House Republican Claims Russians Used Facebook to Attack US Fossil Fuels

By [email protected] House Republicans released a report Thursday that paints pro-environmental Facebook and Twitter users as dupes of Russian social media propaganda and political discord campaigns. The document claims Russia colluded with anti-fossil fuel interests in an attempt to sow discord in U.S. energy markets.

The report from the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology is the result of an “investigation into Russian efforts to influence U.S. energy markets.” The investigation was launched after Rep. Lamar Smith, a Texas Republican and chairman of the committee, wrote a six-page letter (PDF) to Commerce Secretary Steve Mnuchin claiming that Russia was behind a “concerted

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