Somehow, the excuse: “Because all the kids are doing it” …
Really doesn’t pass the smell test on this one.
Just take a look, at what General Flynn was up to in his spare time …
Michael Flynn followed, retweeted five accounts from same Russian troll farm before election
Fired Trump national-security adviser Michael Flynn followed five Twitter accounts from a Russian troll factory and pushed their messages right before the 2016 presidential election, the Daily Beast reported Thursday.
On Wednesday, House investigators revealed the names of 2,750 accounts created by the Internet Research Agency, a St. Petersburg-based troll farm linked to the Kremlin. One of them had previously been unmasked as Ten_GOP, which Flynn, Donald Trump Jr., Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway, and Trump campaign digital director Brad Parscale retweeted before the election.
Additionally, Flynn followed the accounts Jenn_Abrams, LauraBaeley, Pamela_Moore13 and SouthLoneStar. Baeley, Abrams and Moore claimed to be American Trump supporters. […]
The Daily Beast found that Flynn’s son, Michael Flynn Jr., retweeted Russian troll accounts 47 times, including five tweets defending his father and one that purported to debunk Russian interference in the American election. At the same time, both Flynns helped disseminate the Pizzagate hoax, which claimed that Hillary Clinton and her campaign manager John Podesta were running a pedophile ring out of a D.C. pizza restaurant.
Somehow you’d think a General and National Security Advisor would have more important things to do, than to Retweet fake Russian messages, from supposedly random “American” accounts?
How convenient! What are the odds? … (And what were those Re-tweeters’ “intent”?)
Facebook estimates 126 million people were served content from Russia-linked pages
Facebook will inform lawmakers this week that roughly 126 million Americans may have been exposed to content generated on its platform by the Russian government-linked troll farm known as the Internet Research Agency between June 2015 and August 2017, CNN has learned.
That estimate, which is equivalent to more than half of the total U.S. voting population, offers a new understanding of the scope of Russia’s use of social media to meddle in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and in American society generally.
In written testimony to the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism, a copy of which was obtained by CNN, Facebook General Counsel Colin Stretch says that 29 million people were served content directly from the Internet Research Agency, and that after sharing among users is accounted for, a total of “approximately 126 million people” may have seen it.
How about you (or someone you know in one of those “squeaker” states) — were you one of the 126 million people who reacted to the ‘inflammatory content’ — cranked out on a daily basis in a Russian sweat shop, halfway around the world?
(Thanks Donald, Thanks Flynns, Thanks Jr, Thanks Kellyanne, Thanks Parscale … for all playing your “merely coincidental” parts …)
Did You Follow Any Internet Research Agency Facebook Pages or Instagram Accounts?
The new tool will be available via Facebook’s Help Center by year-end
Facebook users will soon have a way to determine if they liked or followed any pages or Instagram accounts that were aimed at swaying the results of the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
The social network announced in a Newsroom post that it is creating a portal to enable users to find out if they liked or followed any Internet Research Agency Facebook pages or Instagram accounts between January 2015 and August 2017.
Until then, you always got Michael Flynn’s ‘Greatest Re-tweets’ — to keep you busy:
Ironically that second one is not bad advice, for The Resistance — if you don’t stop to consider the source(s) … and their original intents …
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