REPORT: Pro-Trump Facebook Group with over a Million Followers, ‘I Love America,’ Largely Managed by Ukrainians

This is all too familiar…

I Love America, a Facebook page with 1.1 million followers and a larger reach than many respected media outlets, is run by 10 Ukrainians, with another manager from France, one from Kazakhstan, and one from the United States.

The news comes as President Donald Trump faces criticism for pressuring Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate the son of former Vice President and one of Trump’s 2020 presidential election opponents, Joe Biden.

Though the I Love America page widely shares general patriotic sentiments, Popular Information newsletter writer Judd Legum, who originally shared the story, noted a massive uptick in pro-Trump memes and sentiments. Many of the posts were the same or similar to ones shared by Russian hacking entities that meddled in the 2016 election.

Legum elaborated on the findings in a Twitter thread.

According to Legum, the page is part of a vast network of Ukrainian Facebook pages frequently sharing pro-Trump, often false or misleading posts.

Many Twitter users heard echoes of 2016.

https://twitter.com/sedefelice/status/1176112560246050817

Unlike with Russia in 2016, there is no indication that any of the pages are acting on behalf of the Ukrainian government. But this time, it’s Donald Trump who appears to be the one seeking out assistance from a foreign leader.

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