HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » Site tracking Russian twi...

Sat Nov 11, 2017, 12:20 PM


Site tracking Russian twitter trolls shows they're consistently posting on Syria


Top Themes

Between October 21 and November 3, we examined 121 unique articles that were among the top URLs shared by Kremlin-oriented Twitter accounts. Of those URLs, 30% were anti-Hillary Clinton, 11% were anti-Robert Mueller, 7% were anti-Barack Obama, and 4% were anti-Tony Podesta (several URLs attacked a combination of or all of the above figures). The most common theme was collusion between Democrats and Russia: the Uranium One deal and the DNCís funding of the Trump dossier were common points of emphasis (featured in 14% and 11% of all URLs respectively). Republican critics of the presidentóJohn McCain, Jeff Flake, Bob Corker, and even Rex Tillersonówere each the focus of one negative article. Eight URLs (7%) focused on the terror attacks in Manhattan, with half of the stories promoting anti-Islam or anti-immigration narratives, including three stories that blamed Democrats for the diversity visa lottery program. Other prominent topics were sexual misconduct in Hollywood (5%), NFL anthem protests (3%), and Vegas conspiracy theories (3%). As usual, Syria was the most common geopolitical topic (9% of all URLs).


Q: Why?

2 replies, 896 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 2 replies Author Time Post
Reply Site tracking Russian twitter trolls shows they're consistently posting on Syria (Original post)
Madam45for2923 Nov 2017 OP
Yonnie3 Nov 2017 #1
DetlefK Nov 2017 #2

Response to Madam45for2923 (Original post)

Sat Nov 11, 2017, 12:38 PM

1. I view that site often

Syria, could it be this?


US President Donald Trump says an agreement with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Syria would save many lives after the two met at a summit of Asia-Pacific leaders.
Key points:

Mr Trump and Mr Putin agreed a political solution was needed on Syria
The US President said Mr Putin reiterated that he did not meddle in the recent US presidential elections
Mr Putin said the alleged Manafort link to Russia was fabricated by Mr Trump's opponents

"We agreed very quickly," Mr Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One as he flew from the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting in the resort city of Danang to Vietnam's capital Hanoi.


Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Response to Madam45for2923 (Original post)

Sat Nov 11, 2017, 12:46 PM

2. Because the alt-right is pushing the conspiracy-theory that the US is in command of ISIS.

Have you seriously never heard that? Really?

It's in almost every single comment-section over at RT. It's accepted truth over there that the US founded, controls and supports ISIS and that that they are only pretending to fight ISIS. And RT is supporting this narrative with half-truths and rumors.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread