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    Students Rally Against Guns as Bots Play Divisive Game

    “This could be a breaking point.” So said one teenager protesting outside the White House yesterday, joined by hundreds of students and adults calling for gun control in the wake of last week’s school shooting. In response, the White House announced that President Donald Trump, normally a vocal backer of the NRA, would support strengthened background check legislation. Meanwhile, swarms of Russia-linked automated Twitter bots have been tweeting about gun control and conspiracy theories about the Florida shooting, in what’s seen as an attempt to divide Americans further.

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