Skip to comments.FBI’s Russian-influence probe includes a look at far-right news sites
Posted on 03/20/2017 4:01:09 PM PDT by b4its2late
WASHINGTON Federal investigators are examining whether far-right news sites played any role last year in a Russian cyber operation that dramatically widened the reach of news stories some fictional that favored Donald Trumps presidential bid, two people familiar with the inquiry say.
Operatives for Russia appear to have strategically timed the computer commands, known as bots, to blitz social media with links to the pro-Trump stories at times when the billionaire businessman was on the defensive in his race against Democrat Hillary Clinton, these sources said.
Russian President Vladimir Putin is accused by the FBI of ordering a campaign intended to influence the U.S. election. Russian President Vladimir Putin is accused by the FBI of ordering a campaign intended to influence the U.S. election. Mikhail Klimentyev AP The bots end products were largely millions of Twitter and Facebook posts carrying links to stories on conservative internet sites such as Breitbart News and InfoWars, as well as on the Kremlin-backed RT News and Sputnik News, the sources said. Some of the stories were false or mixed fact and fiction, said the sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the bot attacks are part of an FBI-led investigation into a multifaceted Russian operation to influence last years elections.
Investigators examining the bot attacks are exploring whether the far-right news operations took any actions to assist Russias operatives. Their participation, however, wasnt necessary for the bots to amplify their news through Twitter and Facebook.
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What the eff is all this sh##? What’s next, a knock on our doors in the middle of the night?
Gosh I WONDER if WE will be looked at, huh.
Must be they have never heard of the Journalist members, slate, Huff.Post, Compost, NY Slimes, NPR,CNN, MSNBC etc.
These freaks are brain dead!
Today, MID-broadcast it came out the NSA has been monitoring Michael Savage since 2004.
“far right news sites”...
...Which in reality are more centrist than they are of the “far right”.
Got that right.
Lol. Ya think?
No doubt whatsoever that FR is being looked at..especially anyone who has ever said anything favorable about Putin
And for the most part we just post what we find already out there, and comment our butts off.
The CIA water carriers are going full retard.
What did Tim Allen say about today is like Nazi Germany in Hollywood.
Make that anywhere that someone is a conservative.
Lord help us when people who admit they are commies actually come after people who are conversative because the commmies say we are commies. what a f’ed up world
“Whats next, a knock on our doors in the middle of the night?”
The Nazi Gestapo knocked on doors in the middle of the night. Even they had their limits.
American law enforcement kicks in doors, shoots the dogs, and then makes up reasons why they raided the wrong house.
Meaning that if they come looking for us there’s a good chance they’ll kill your Democrat neighbors first.
I understand that The Putin is a good dancer.
Riiiiggghtt. As if the Left doesn’t do this all. The. Time. They got their asses handed to them and some of their routine tricks backfired and/or were used against them. And now they whine? How are they so sure such things exist? They seem awfully informed on the use of bots, etc....
And when you compare Putin to Obama he wins in manliness as well.
President Obama tells Donald Trump to stop whining about a rigged election
And I thought some of us wore tinfoil hats. I was on those threads on Twitter, there’d be a wikileaks release and the corruption would speak for itself.
And the focus is entirely on one side of the spectrum. I wonder how many members of the GOPe are fully in favor of this and hope to bring down Trump and permanently destroy the conservative movement? The uniparty got a nasty surprise in November and don’t intend to give up. They are in a duel to the death and intend to reverse the effects of the election if they can.
This is true government censorship.
The American Oligarchy has almost passed the point of no return.
Where are your
Yeah, I was wondering what was going on. Comey called me yesterday asking if there’s anything to the truth that Russians are influencing my FR posts and I had to put him on hold because Vlad was on the other line with a fresh set of knock-knock jokes. They’re a lot better in Russian.
Okay..so what should I say to the Nazi Commie Libs who want to find out if I am a Commie.
First, give me a minute while I try to stop laughing.
Second, shouldn’t you be asking people like Maxine Waters, Van Jones, etc.
Third, Never met a Russian, never communicated to a Russian, never been to Russia, will probably never go to Russia..but damn..I thought at least in the US I wouldn’t get Putinized over free thought. Are you going to put us in jail like those girls from Pussy Riot?
Will there be concentration camps for conservatives a la Nazi Germany?
Free Republic.com will probably be one of the sites looked at.
So FedGov didn't have anything more pressing to worry about than Michael Savage or Donald Trump? Good thing there wasn't a war on terror going on back in '04.
Honestly, how in the F can this be countenanced? What the hell good did all this effort do? What was it even EXPECTED to do? Ensure the right elected officials and bureaucrats kept the gravy spigot open? Are we now supposed to shut up and eat our peas ONCE again because the wizards of smart and their spooks can't manage to find Islamic terrorist ass with the full weight of the surveillance state, but they can eavesdrop on any citizen they don't agree with or particularly like? Unreal.
This is ABSOLUTE DESPERATION from the Globalists.
They continue their WITCH HUNT and IGNORE the CRIMES OF HILLARY.
Remeber it was Hillary that was f
1) Funded by Saudi Arabia and the Commmunist Chinese.
2) Lied to the FBI
3) Destroyed her Cell Phones
4) . Had multiple remote Servers with Top Secret and above in it.
Everything the Globalists are projecting on to President Trump is what they are.
Yeah, we don’t make the news here, and a lot of the time we’re just saying “piss on it”.
For sure. No bots needed.
Gee, don’t investigate the newspapers and their reporters who regularly sent their articles to the Clinton campaign to get approval to publish them. Like that’s not interfering with an election is it?
So FINALLY there is an alternative media, and the whole Industrial/Government/Press complex goes wild!
You mean there's another?
Hey Comey. If your reading this, you need to be fired by Trump. IMHO you’re either a total moron or actively covering up the Clinton and Obama corruption and abuse of power.
That's damning with faint praise. Sneaky way to get yourself off the black bag list. ;>
Investigators examining the bot attacks are exploring whether the far-right news operations took any actions to assist Russias operatives.
Article and comments, esp #24, #28, #31, #34
- This is true government censorship.
- The American Oligarchy has almost passed the point of no return.
- Free Republic.com will probably be one of the sites looked at.
- This is ABSOLUTE DESPERATION from the Globalists.
They continue their WITCH HUNT and IGNORE the CRIMES OF HILLARY.
- Gee, dont investigate the newspapers and their reporters who regularly sent their articles to the Clinton campaign to get approval to publish them. Like thats not interfering with an election is it?
Since Clinton days at the very least. Never forget the FBI’s obsequious submission to the Clintons in Filegate.
Never forget that.
...as an example, bots had spread links to fictional stories that accused Clinton of involvement in running a child-sex ring in the basement of a Washington pizza parlor...
Ok people, no more #PizzaGate posts.
Non-Operation-Mockingbird news outlets bump for later...
i know i’ll get flamed but it looks like Trump can’t drain the CIA,NSA,FBI swamp now without looking like hes covering up the investigations. I think he should have started on the commies at the CIA, NSA, FBI and most of the federal law enforcement. they ain’t doin their jobs.
Das vedanya to the Jim Robinsky for influencing vote. Blinis and vodka on the house!
I hear Putin better lover than topless guy on SNL who plays Putin.
There's everything about that concept that neither my mind nor stomach will entertain.
Chock full of lies and the Big Lie, but one thing stands out:
They are going forward with the planned coup.
Same timeline as Trump and Alex Jones. Was this also the Hammer dragnet?
Mid-broadcast on Savage’s show?
FR posts/comments come up in Google searches for phrases/keywords.
Whatever was Trump thinking—and who convinced him?—to keep Comey in place?
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