Report: Russians impersonated real American Muslims to stir chaos on social media

The investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election is still underway, and sources are now stating that Russians impersonated U.S. Muslims to stir chaos on social media in the run-up to the election.

According to the Daily Beast, The Facebook group United Muslims of America was a fake account that wasn’t run by American Muslims, but rather tracked back to the Russian government.

The real UMA is a California-based nonprofit that promotes interfaith dialogue and political participation.

The imposter Facebook group account posted memes that claimed Hillary Clinton admitted the U.S. “created, funded and armed” al-Qaeda and the so-called Islamic State.

It also promoted political rallies aimed at Muslim audiences. And it used the Twitter account “muslims_in_usa” and the Instagram account “muslim_voice” to post inflammatory memes under cover of the United Muslims of America.

All of the accounts have been suspended.