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House committee report finds Russian trolls stirred up Line 5 debate

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ENBRIDGE INSPECTION VIDEO SHARED WITH THE STATE OF MICHIGAN
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A diver inspects Enbridge's Line 5 pipeline under the Straits of Mackinac.

A Republican report released last week by the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology found that social media accounts linked to Russian propagandists were tweeting and posting about Enbridge's Line 5 oil pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac.

Keith Matheny, a reporter for the Detroit Free Press, joined Stateside today to explain what's known about these Russian trolls.

Listen above to learn how the House committee discovered the Russian trolls were actively posting about Line 5, what positions the tweets and posts took on fossil fuels, and what is, or is not, being done to address Russian meddling.

Stateside reached out to Enbridge, which is a financial supporter of Michigan Radio, and their spokesperson declined to comment. 
 
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