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David Brock, head of a Hillary Clinton Super PAC, launched Barrier Breakers — an online mob of paid trolls who attack any person who says a cross word about the presidential candidate online.
Many moons ago, David Brock, now the head of a Hillary Clinton Super PAC, used every resource available to ruin the life of Anita Hill and anyone who supported her. He would lie, cheat, and blatantly misrepresent facts if it meant getting Clarence Thomas through the Supreme Court nomination process.
originally posted by: Annee
originally posted by: introvert
a reply to: grey580
because it's now the hangout of grown adults.
Oh, that's sad if true.
Seems to be true.
Facebook is "so yesterday" according to my high schooler.
Bustle interviewed a handful of “Bernie or Bust” supporters and asked them about their reasons for refusing to vote for Hillary Clinton as well as their plans should Sanders not win the nomination. Their answers ranged anywhere from writing in Bernie to voting for the Green Party candidate Jill Stein to even voting for the current Republican frontrunner, Donald Trump. One reader responded by saying, “I will not vote for Hillary Clinton ever, period. I don’t care why, I won’t. I know what she will do. If she’s in office, I know exactly what that will bring. I will not knowingly vote for that.”
As for the reasons, there are way too many to count. Some of the biggest reasons that Bernie Sanders’ most ardent supporters are citing for their refusal to vote for Clinton include her acceptance of campaign contributions from large corporations and Super PACs as well as the lengthy sheet of scandals that the Clintons have been involved in over the years.
originally posted by: MystikMushroom
Who has the motive and stands to gain from this? Who has the resources to organize something like this? Oh, gee I wonder who...?
originally posted by: Annee
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.
LOL - - making claims that its only Hillary doing this - - - is ridiculous.
Or only Hillary supporters - - - yeah, right!
A pro-Hillary Clinton Super PAC has adopted the same tactics as the Kremlin, namely by paying an absurd amount to an army of online commenters to correct “misinformed” users over social media.
The Super PAC, called Correct the Record, is spending up to $1 million to create this army, stating that so far the project has been a great success: over 5,000 people who have directed negative comments at Clinton over Twitter have been “addressed.” The group hopes to combat anti-Clinton comments on Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, Instagram and other platforms, as well, and has brought on former reporters and bloggers to aid in the effort.
“While Hillary Clinton fights to break down barriers and bring America together, the Barrier Breakers 2016 digital task force will serve as a resource for supporters looking for positive content and push-back to share with their online progressive communities, as well as thanking prominent supporters and committed superdelegates on social media,” the PAC’s press release stated.
The campaign will essentially be employing an unknown number of paid, pro-Hillary trolls to spread positive news about the candidate and counter anyone posting negative information about her. And these aren’t just ragtag trolls living in their mothers’ basements — they are industry and campaign professionals. As Correct the Record acknowledges:
“The task force staff’s backgrounds are as diverse as the community they will be engaging with and include former reporters, bloggers, public affairs specialists, designers, Ready for Hillary alumni, and Hillary super fans who have led groups similar to those with which the task force will organize.”
In response to this news, Bernie Sanders campaign staffer Mike Casca told The Daily Beast, “Our campaign and our vendors are not paying people to reply to anti-Bernie comments on social media.” He added, “Come on man, really?”
originally posted by: AlaskanDad
This shows how this troll was recruited, note worked for dem party previously!
First, my background. I am [redacted] … and first became involved in politics during the 2008 presidential race. I worked as a volunteer for Hillary during the Democratic primary and then for the Democratic Party in the general election. I was not heavily involved in the 2012 election cycle (employment issues – volunteering doesn’t pay the rent), and I wasn’t really planning on getting involved in this cycle until I was contacted by a friend from college around six months ago about working on Hillary’s campaign.
I was skeptical at first (especially after my experience as an unpaid volunteer in 2008), but I eventually came around. The work time and payment was flexible, and I figured that I could bring in a little extra money writing about things I supported anyways. After some consideration, I emailed my resume to the campaign manager he had named, and within a week, I was in play. I don’t want to get bogged down on this subject, but I was involved with PPP (pay per post) on forums and in the comments section of (mostly-liberal) news and blog sites. Spending my time on weekends and evenings, I brought in roughly an extra $100 or so a week, which was a nice cushion for me.
originally posted by: jimmyx
originally posted by: BO XIAN
a reply to: AlaskanDad
Not surprising, really.
Evil, black-hearted, vengeful, spiteful, hostile nastiness seems to be in the gritchy one's blood.
It's certainly a cherished value and a major way of her being in the world.
Good thread. Thanks.
as a Clinton supporter, I love it.....the right has been nasty to Hillary for the last 25 years....and NOW she's playing hardball and the right is whining and crying...screw them, being nice to them is a waste of oxygen and time...she's got some balls under those pant suits, and it's about time
originally posted by: tigertatzen
So what? They all pay people to represent them, and people do it...because they need the extra cash and every candidate out there knows it. I've even done this for a campaign before for a friend of my father, a fellow politician, when I was saving up for a car.