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Sat Mar 19, 2022, 01:04 AM

They were worshiping Putin way back in 2014 even before TFG



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Reply They were worshiping Putin way back in 2014 even before TFG (Original post)
live love laugh Mar 2022 OP
Chin music Mar 2022 #1
herding cats Mar 2022 #2
Crunchy Frog Mar 2022 #3
herding cats Mar 2022 #6
Coventina Mar 2022 #8
Crunchy Frog Mar 2022 #9
Coventina Mar 2022 #10
Samrob Mar 2022 #4
Spider Jerusalem Mar 2022 #7
Samrob Mar 2022 #5

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Sat Mar 19, 2022, 01:25 AM

2. 2014 was really bad here with the pro Russian BS.

So many trolls and the easily lead about by their noses were all in for Putin here. It was truly hit or miss if the propaganda would be hidden.

So, yeah, it was a big thing back then, even here. Russia used to own the narratives (propaganda) hands down on the internet until this overreach in Ukraine. A lot of Ukraine people work in IT remotely for various companies, including many here in the US. They were ready for this and owned his stagnant ass. They've won the information war hands down this round.

I'll give a hat tip here to social media platforms. I tend to despise them since 2016, but in this instance they've done better.

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Response to herding cats (Reply #2)

Sat Mar 19, 2022, 01:34 AM

3. I recently checked out the archives here from 8 years ago.

Of the discussions pertaining to Ukraine. It was absolutely unbelievable. Overwhelmingly pro Putin. People siding with Putin over Obama.

At least practically everyone participating in those discussions is now gone.

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Response to Crunchy Frog (Reply #3)

Sat Mar 19, 2022, 02:04 AM

6. It was nuts.

I remember fighting how RT was a Russian propaganda site. I was still doing that in 2016 and it was still being used then as a news source. Crazy stuff.

There was this one repeat troll who was pro Assad and all things Putin propaganda who had their loyal followers here. I'd tracked them down to other international comments sections and other venues. We'd ban them, they'd come back, lather rinse repeat, and the same members were always their groupies.

Then you'd have the ones who'd said Russian propagandist weren't wasting time here. We didn't matter, we're inconsequential, etc. Umm, yeah, I know they were because I was on MIRT and saw them spreading disinformation. Over and over again. Until the primary was over we had little control over them. Again, it was nuts.

I've seen some stuff.

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Response to Crunchy Frog (Reply #3)

Sat Mar 19, 2022, 02:54 AM

8. Hiya CF!!

Would you mind terribly much to post a few of those links on this thread?

I want to refresh my memory.'

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Response to Coventina (Reply #8)

Sun Mar 20, 2022, 07:07 PM

9. Hi, sorry for taking awhile.

I'm temporarily without a computer, so it's harder for me to find and post links. Will post some soon.

In the meantime, found one today!!!

https://www.democraticunderground.com/100216504670

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Response to Crunchy Frog (Reply #9)

Sun Mar 20, 2022, 07:24 PM

10. Oh blech! Yes, I ended my subscription to The Nation a long while back

due to their Putin-love.

Sad to see it still carries some weight around here.

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Sat Mar 19, 2022, 01:48 AM

4. Only one Obama scandal was worse than the helmet. THE TAN SUIT!!!

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Response to Samrob (Reply #4)

Sat Mar 19, 2022, 02:09 AM

7. You forgot about the time he had a hot dog with dijon mustard (n/t)

 

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Sat Mar 19, 2022, 01:52 AM

5. After viewing that line-up of video clips my question is can FOX embarrass themselves any more?

That was pitiful and makes Putin look even worse.

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