House panel: Russia aimed to disrupt US energy markets using social media

March 04, 2018

Russia used several American social media accounts in an attempt to disrupt U.S. energy markets, according to a House committee report released Thursday. The report from the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology concluded that Russia exploited social media platforms Twitter, Facebook and Instagram in an effort to influence the United States' domestic energy policies, sometimes taking conservative positions to stir up tensions.