Educators are using the report from former special counsel Robert S. Mueller III in the classroom. (Jon Elswick/AP) July 24 at 6:00 AM

Walter Isaacson is an award-winning historian and history professor at Tulane University, where he teaches a course called “The History of the Digital Revolution, From Ada [Lovelace] to [Mark] Zuckerberg.” Last semester, he said, he assigned the report from former special counsel Robert S. Mueller III — mainly Volume 1 — so students could learn how Facebook and Twitter were used by Russians and others to “polarize American society and influence our election.”

“We discussed exactly what the Internet Research Agency did, who helped them, how the social networks responded, what

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