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Inside a 3-Year Russian Campaign to Influence U.S. Voters

At the height of the 2016 campaign, the effort employed more than 80 people, who used secure virtual private network connections to computer servers leased in the United States to hide the fact that they were in Russia. From there, they posed as American activists, emailing, advising and making payments to real Americans who were duped into believing that they were part of the same cause.

The playing field was mainly social media, where the Russians splashed catchy memes and hash tags. Facebook has estimated that the fraudulent Russian posts reached 126 million Americans on its platforms alone.

The Russian operatives contacted, among others, a real Texas activist who, evidently assuming they were Americans, advised them to focus on “purple states like Colorado, Virginia & Florida.” After that, F.B.I. agents found that the phrase “purple states” became a mantra for the Russian operation.


Even with help from the Russians...TheRUMP couldn't win Virginia?

President Trump tried to distance himself from Republican gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie on Twitter late Tuesday, after Democratic candidate and Virginia Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam won the state's highly contested governor's race.
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Real men

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don't friend.

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(NT) Wingman...best buds?

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Meaning I'm immune to bad actors on fb

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or any other social media.

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You keep buying into the crap, JP

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The Russians were never out to help Trump OR the LIAR.........they were out to disrupt and cause chaos and distrust and divide the country politically and they have succeeded in that regard with the HELP OF THE LIBERAL MEDIA WHO WERE ALSO SUCKERED BY THEM.

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RE:they were out to disrupt and cause chaos and distrust

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they were out to disrupt and cause chaos and distrust and divide the country politically

Now IF you could convince Donald J Trump of that.....and get HIM to admit it AND make them suffer the wrath of America.....

YOU can say it....WHY can't your leader?

What do THEY know about him, that HE doesn't want YOU to know?
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Oh, good grief......

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Liberal news media have constantly 'assumed' and accused Russia 'has something on Trump'.....it's more like the Russians had something on BO because HE did NOTHING against Russia in 8 freaking years, until three days before he left office with a few crappy sanctions. He NEVER wanted to confront Russia as long as he had the Iran Deal as the true agenda. Too bad YOU can't admit it because BO never will.

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RE:He NEVER wanted to confront Russia as long as he had the

In reply to: Oh, good grief......

He NEVER wanted to confront Russia as long as he had the Iran Deal as the true agenda.

So WHAT does TheRUMP want? What is his agenda?

So far HE hasn't done anything, to ruffle Russias' feathers....

FOX NEWS' SHEP SMITH SMACKED DOWN TRUMP FOR NOT GOING AFTER RUSSIA FOR ELECTION MEDDLING

Fox News host Shepard Smith chastised President Donald Trump Monday afternoon for his weekend tweet storm and for failing to address or promise ways to hinder Russia from meddling in future United States elections. The berating followed revelations made by the Special Counsel investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

Smith, who has often challenged Trump despite the president’s frequent praise of Fox News, tore down the president’s tweets about the Russia investigation and how Trump littered attacks on many officials, including those within his administration, but not Russia.

After summing Trump’s numerous attack tweets, Smith stated: “The president’s spokespersons have been on television denouncing the meddling, the president has not. Not once, not on camera, not on Twitter, not anywhere.”


Do you consider Shep Smith Liberal news media?

FOX NEWS trying to retain some sense of credibility for when the ship hits the fan and it all goes to #%& in a handbasket?

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I guess you don't know the difference between

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'meddling' and 'interfering' with 'AFFECTING' any more than Smith does.....there is actually NOTHING to admit to since there has already been NO indication that a few ads on Facebook did ANYTHING to AFFECT the election results. Russia has been TRYING to INFLUENCE our democracy for tens of years with NO results.........no more than BO'S PUBLIC INTERFERENCE to affect the outcome of the election in Israel using STATE DEPT funds and his own campaign people to go over there and protest against the ONLY REAL ally the USA has in that region just because BO personally didn't/doesn't like Bibi. THAT is REAL interference to gain a result.....Russia was against BOTH Trump and the LIAR and didn't care one whit who actually won.

Smith is an idiot and I stopped watching him years ago because he's a total liberal no matter WHO is in the Oval Office. BUT at least he's on Fox where liberals can actually see for themselves that the organization IS fair and balanced....that's more than you can say for ANY of the other news media outlets (talk radio doesn't count in this particular conversation).

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RE:the organization IS fair and balanced..

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So FOX NEWS has a liberal idiot...I take it they also have a conservative idiot?

In order to be "balanced" there should be an equal number of idiots AND geniuses...from both parties...liberal geniuses AND conservative idiots on FOX NEWS

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(NT) What was Putin's day job before politics?

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Update...Cleanup in aisle 3 on Twitter

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Trump supporters, conservatives rage over Russian bot purge, #TwitterLockOut

SAN FRANCISCO — Conservative Twitter users raged against the social media company, lobbing accusations of left-wing bias and censorship after thousands of followers were wiped out in an overnight bot purge.

The suspension of multiple accounts followed the indictment by special counsel Robert S. Mueller of Russian nationals for meddling in the U.S. election, including using fake accounts on Twitter to conduct "information warfare" against the United States.

The hashtag #TwitterLockOut was trending in the U.S. on Wednesday morning as thousands of accounts, including those belonging to Michael Flynn Jr., son of former national security adviser Michael Flynn, and Infowars editor Paul Joseph Watson complained that hundreds, and in some cases thousands, of their followers had been shut down.


For a couple hours TheRUMP only had 8 followers...in another attack, HE was ssooo upset.....
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And your point is??????

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Do you think Twitter should be in the 'eliminate free speech from anyone who doesn't think like we do' business? That's what the IRS was doing under BO.....and liberals were just fine with that as well. And the "Women's March" that wouldn't allow pro-life women march with them because they didn't agree with them.......

IF you don't agree with a liberal agenda, shut them out or shut them down.

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RE:And the "Women's March" that wouldn't allow pro-life wome

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And the "Women's March" that wouldn't allow pro-life women march with them because they didn't agree with them

Not the first time you've mentioned that fact...

pro-life AND packing an assault weapon?
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RE:eliminate free speech from anyone who doesn't think like

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eliminate free speech from anyone who doesn't think like we do' business

Even when they are RUSSIANS "meddling and interfering" with the American election?

Do you think Russians have 'free speech" in America?

Is asking 2 questions in ONE post over my limit?

Does the last question count as a question?

Darn now I'm up to 4 questions in ONE post, over my limit....

Just answer the first 2 questions.
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I'm answering your first two questions

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According to BO, Russia was never a problem....mocked Romney over it in fact and then gave away 20% of our uranium.....then said that Russia or anybody else could rig an election here.....Yep, I'd say they got their free speech in America with free rein to do so by the last administration right up until the last few days of his term when he realized Trump had won the election instead of the LIAR and put a few sanctions on a handful of people for 'interfering' with that election. Sore losers who had to blame ANYBODY but her and the entire DEM party....as long as they thought she would win, they stayed silent on Russia and would have continued to do so and none of what happened would have seen the light of day.....they knew it was coming out so now they had to turn it around to it all being Trump's fault for that 'interference' rather than the Dems and the LIAR and BO's 'looking the other way for her' being the REAL colluders.

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Well I'll respond to ONE of your responses,

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Well I'll respond to ONE of your responses, so we can stay focused.

First...YOU asked

Do you think Twitter should be in the 'eliminate free speech from anyone who doesn't think like we do' business?

I responded with

Even when they are RUSSIANS "meddling and interfering" with the American election?

Do you think Russians have 'free speech" in America?


Then YOU responded with

Yep, I'd say they got their free speech in America with free rein to do so by the last administration right up until the last few days of his term

Then you went off on a tangent/rant....

they got their "free speech"

So they got/HAD their "free speech AND NOW they don't have their "free speech" any longer.


Which brings US back to YOUR original question

Do you think Twitter should be in the 'eliminate free speech from anyone who doesn't think like we do' business?

Since you gave Obama brickbats for what you say was "allowing" Russians to "meddle in the election" VIA Twitter.

Exactly what part did TheRUMP play, in the last month, in eliminating "free speech" BY THE RUSSIANS in Twitter?

The Government controls Twitter?

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