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
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