Mystery of Russian Fake on Facebook Solved, by a Brazilian

The Times concluded that “Melvin Redick” on Facebook was a fake American created by Russia as part of its propaganda campaign. But where did the man’s photos come from?

Purged Facebook Page Tied to the Kremlin Spread Anti-Immigrant Bile

The page, posing as an activist group, was one of hundreds of fake accounts Russia used in an information campaign during the election, a revelation that has put Facebook on the defensive.