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originally posted by: Skid Mark
Trolls. They should just stay under their bridges. The billy goats are out of control.
As head of the Correct The Record Super PAC for Hillary Clinton, David Brock has launched something called Barrier Breakers — an online mob of paid trolls designed to attack any and every person who says one cross word about Hillary Clinton on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Reddit, or elsewhere.
What's ugly is that we have no idea who these paid operatives are online. According to Correct The Record, many will be former reporters, PR executives, bloggers, and others. We have no idea if they truly say what they mean or mean what they say. Are they even using their actual identities? The Sanders campaign openly stated that they have never paid for any online comments.
Correct the Record is run by David Brock, who has earned himself titles such as “right-wing political assassin, turned left-wing political assassin.” In 1992, he rose to infamy by viciously attacking Anita Hill, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas’s assistant who accused the judge of sexual harassment and lewd behavior.
In 2001, he confessed to lying and disavowed his disingenuous tactics. He explained he used, “virtually every derogatory and often contradictory allegation I had collected on Hill into the vituperative mix.”
”I demonized Democratic senators, their staffs, and Hill’s feminist supporters without ever interviewing any of them.”
Numerous popular Bernie Sanders Facebook groups and pages were removed from the social media giant on Monday, causing hundreds of thousands of members to wonder exactly what was happening. The removals all began happening around the same time, with people wondering if the removals might originate from a PAC that supports a rival campaign or if it was just the work of unrelated trolls. What happened?
Screenshots have surfaced pointing to a possible coordinated attempt at “mass reporting” the Bernie Sanders pages for false violations. Kristen Fumarola shared with Bernie Sanders supporters a few screenshots of conversations between possible trolls on Facebook:
Bernie Sanders Reported
Some of the efforts stemmed from some individuals in a Facebook group called Bros4Hillary. In the group, one person made a public post that included a screenshot of the above photo with a comment that there was a “mole” in the group. The group then went private.
There is at least one culprit to be found in Facebook user Casey Champagne, who bragged about taking down the pages in the pro-Hillary Clinton group BROS 4 HILLARY – #GiveEmHill — the pro-Clinton page was briefly taken down, but was restored on Tuesday.
Other Hillary Clinton fans were cheering on Champagne’s trolling, encouraging him to try to take down Bernie Sanders’ official Facebook page. Another Facebook user openly admitted that her husband frequently reported pro-Sanders posts on Facebook in hopes that they would be taken down, saying his success rate was “about 50/50 on a good day.”
Facebook user Robert Olivarez told Champagne, “You know they all can see this post?” Champagne cavalierly responded, “You know I don’t care?”
originally posted by: grey580
So it's totally possible that Hillary is using an old tactic or re-using someone elses psyop tactic. Or it's someone in the Trump camp settting this up to make it look like Hillary is responsible and to make her look bad.
because it's now the hangout of grown adults.
I guess because you are a grown adult you wouldn't of known that all the cool kids are over on snapchat. Assuming you knew what snapchat was..... because you're a grown adult.
Last week, Correct The Record (CTR), David Brock’s super PAC that coordinates with Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, announced that it was spending $1m on social media in an effort to combat Bernie Sanders’ online dominance. How, specifically? By paying trolls.
Last night, on the eve of five Democratic Primary elections—Connecticut, Rhode Island, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and Maryland—we may have seen this paid army in action. Several notable Bernie Sanders Facebook groups were taken down following a coordinated cyber attack by Clinton supporters, in which a number of users reported content on the pages simultaneously. According to US Uncut, “Facebook’s automated systems take note of how many individuals report a particular post, and if the post is reported enough, it will be taken down. This same process applies to groups, pages, and individual user accounts.”