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A popular Facebook page, 'Vets for Trump,' seemed to be a place for former military. But for months, Macedonians controlled it.; Veterans and active duty military personnel are especially valuable targets for manipulation because they vote at high rates a

Sep 17, 2019 - Washington Post Blogs

The Facebook page "Vets for Trump" was for most of its existence exactly what it seemed: a place where former U.S. service members touted Donald Trump, discussed veterans issues and shared conservative memes with its more than 100,000 followers.

Then in March, say its longtime operators, a Macedonian businessman hijacked it, leaving the Americans to watch helplessly as their page began operating under foreign control. Their messages seeking help from Facebook led to months of miscommunicat...