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Fri Sep 15, 2017, 01:55 PM

Were Russian trolls behind the porn attack on Bernie FB groups that Hillary people got blamed for?

This happened last April, on the eve of 5 primaries. After several large FB Bernie groups went dark, posters on Reddit and elsewhere accused Hillary people of being behind the shutdown (and behind the porn that had been popping up on the Bernie sites). But FB said that there had been a “database error” and that it affected many other sites, not just Bernie’s.

In retrospect, knowing what we know now, doesn’t this sound exactly like the kind of divisive attack Russia would have been involved in?

And here’s the kicker: some guy named Jeremiah Watson --who on different sites claimed to be a Hillary supporter, a Bernie supporter, and a Trump supporter. After seeing that he was mixed up in this story, I did a simple Google search, “Jeremiah Watson” and Russian troll, and his name popped up over and over. (I don’t recommend that anyone look into these sites. The first one I checked very quickly asked me to update my Adobe and I got out.)

If anyone with more abilities than I have could investigate this Jeremiah Watson, I think there is more to this story.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/an-elaborate-hillary-clinton-facebook-conspiracy-with-coordinated-attacks-and-porn-no-just-a-glitch

An Elaborate Hillary Clinton Facebook Conspiracy With Coordinated Attacks and Porn? No, Just a Glitch

Users on Facebook, Reddit, and Twitter accused Hillary Clinton supporters—and one super PAC—of a coordinated attack to shut down Bernie Sanders fan pages. None of it was true.

BEN COLLINS
04.26.16 4:42 PM ET

Supporters of Bernie Sanders took to Facebook, Reddit, and Twitter late Monday night after five of their Facebook community pages—with tens of thousands of members—went dark the night before five Democratic party primaries.

Theories on Sanders’s primary subreddit and Facebook pages quickly popped up, accusing Hillary Clinton supporters of a coordinated effort with a SuperPAC to report the Sanders pages for threats of violence and child pornography until the pages went down.

SNIP


“We’re aware many of the pro Bernie groups were removed from Facebook. They’re back. It was a Facebook database error, not a conspiracy or an attack. Stay calm, phonebank, or get to a field office to win Tuesday,” the group wrote.

Still, some conspiracies pervaded. One Reddit post, titled “Proof of Hillary Brigading on Social Media,” shows a screenshotted post by a Facebook user named Jeremiah Watson next to Champagne’s post.

“Hey keep up the good work,” the screenshot says. “Keep reporting any Bernie Sanders groups you see.”

In the past three weeks, however, Watson posted from the same Facebook account declaring himself a Trump supporter in the group “Trump Strong” and a Sanders supporter in a separate post.

On April 9, Watson created a GoFundMe account called “California for bernie sanders”


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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 02:01 PM

1. "Users on Facebook, Reddit, and Twitter accused Hillary Clinton supporters"

 

Users of meth, as well.



I think there is a much better chance that it came from a member of the facebook group itself.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 02:04 PM

2. Yeah you're probably right.

Porn attacks hardly sound like something Hillary voters would even consider. It was probably also Russians that pushed Hillary conspiracies from supposed Bernie sites as well.

One thing the right wing knows ( wether it's here or elsewhere) is that it's far easier to get someone angry than sway them to action with reasoned argument. That is true even when your positions aren't dog doo

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 02:09 PM

3. The Russians helped divide the Bernie and Hillary supporters with fake Facebook and twitter account

reporting fake news and misquoting candidates as well as subordinates.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 02:22 PM

4. Duh!

Is that even necessary to say? To most of us this has been incredibly obvious for a long time.

Putin was scared shitless of Hillary - Bernie not so much. That's a natural consequence of the fact that Hillary has been tough on Russia for a long time. Bernie has not been in a position to be, unlike her as SoS, of course, and then he did his honeymoon there, so Putin probably thought they could easily manipulate him like they did Trump.

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Response to KitSileya (Reply #4)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 03:18 PM

7. I think they thought Bernie would be weaker against Trump; and if Bernie won the nomination,

the Russians would have fought just as hard against him as they fought Hillary. They wanted DT to win. Period.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 02:47 PM

5. Until I finally

killed our links to Bernie E-mails,then and only then did these bogus stories drop.

Appears there will be ton's of info coming shortly about how a handful of people were planting bogus stories. Notice Face Book today is complaining about how they are not able to identify persons or sources of these bogus stories. Well well,must be afraid their stock price is about to collapse .

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 02:55 PM

6. K and R for max exposure.

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