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Russian Bots Are Sticking Up For Sean Hannity By Attacking Keurig, As Fans Smash Coffee Makers

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posted on Nov, 13 2017 @ 11:35 AM
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Russian Bots Are Sticking Up For Sean Hannity By Attacking Keurig, As Fans Smash Coffee Makers



The DRAMA over Hannity and his advertiser support continues to be ongoing. It would seem that Americans are being DUPED into parroting paid Russian troll propaganda...



Fox News’s Sean Hannity is getting support from Russian-linked social media accounts after they began amplifying a protest by the American far right against Keurig coffee machines when the company pulled advertising from Hannity’s show.


In case you weren't aware, Hannity is in a bit of a pickle...



Keurig is among five companies that removed ads from Fox's Hannity over the weekend following his coverage of sexual misconduct allegations against Roy Moore, who is running for U.S. Senate in Alabama.


In the "information age" money seems to talk. And Russians. Russians PAID to push certain hashtags:



On Twitter the hashtag #BoycottKeurig is now number one in overall hashtags promoted by 600 accounts connected to Russian influence efforts tracked by the German Marshall Fund. The hashtag #standwithannity and the variant #istandwithhannity, #boycottkeurig, and #keurig are among the top trending hashtags promoted by these accounts.


And upset Americans seem to be 1) UNAWARE...2) COMPLICIT...




On Sunday, white nationalist Angelo John Gage posted a video of himself on Twitter destroying a Keurig coffee machine using a hammer to protest the company’s move to remove ads from Hannity’s show. He used two of the hashtags amplified by the Russian social media network.


I guess there are a LOT of other ways to get your cup 'o joe!



The Russian influence linked accounts—some of which are bots, some individuals—are amplifying Gage’s message against Keurig and those of other Hannity supporters who posted videos of themselves across social media demolishing the company's single-serve coffee machines. The network of social media accounts was identified after key American intelligence agencies found the Kremlin worked to interfere in the 2016 election.


We are WELL AWARE of these bots and troll farms. Russians are being PAID to sit and post:

Inside the Russian 'troll factory': How Putin's unlikely cyber recruits deployed waves of fake news articles, memes and divisive social media posts in the Kremlin's information war on the West



With his Marilyn Manson and Winnie the Pooh tattoos, Vitaly Bespalov appears an unlikely foot soldier for Vladimir Putin.

Yet for several months, the slight, 23-year-old with a mop of blonde hair was at the heart of Russia's information war on the West.

Vitaly was an employee of 55 Savushkina Street, the St Petersburg 'troll factory' now being scrutinized in the Senate intelligence committee's investigation on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election


The money is good in a struggling economy...



The pay was also far higher than average for such non-taxing work – 45,000 rubles (then around $900) a month. He was told the next day that he was hired because the company's security service had approved his application.


And pushing divisive propaganda and manipulating Google search results was key:



His bosses reinforced that the goal was to have the articles reach the top of Google searches and the Russian equivalent, Yandex. Social media was also extremely important and articles were aggressively promoted on platforms where they could gain the most traffic.


The operation was larger than MOST people realize. We're talking about floors of people, manipulating YOUR world-view:



On the second floor, a social media department came up with cartoons and memes to support Russian policy.

The third floor was reserved for bloggers writing fake blogs. They would pretend to be Ukrainians writing about how terrible their lives were and how they had no food, heating or electricity. The intent was to bolster the Russian campaign against Ukraine and make it appear in a positive light.


I know that *I* will be keeping an EYE on what RUSSIA propagandists are pushing, and asking "why?". Remember ATS:

Deny Ignorance



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posted on Nov, 13 2017 @ 11:39 AM
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originally posted by: DanteGaland
On Sunday, white nationalist Angelo John Gage posted a video of himself on Twitter destroying a Keurig coffee machine using a hammer to protest the company’s move to remove ads from Hannity’s show. He used two of the hashtags amplified by the Russian social media network.


He should have used a third; #retardsmashesstuffhepaidfor


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posted on Nov, 13 2017 @ 11:40 AM
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a reply to: DanteGaland

Here is a Libertarian spin that I find much more truthful than your biased spin.






edit on 13-11-2017 by seeker1963 because: (no reason given)


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posted on Nov, 13 2017 @ 11:44 AM
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No difference than what FaceBook does to it's members. They've been doing it for some time and were called out for it.

I say, big deal... It's basically free speech even if it's coming from outside the US. It's as though the people crying about this acts like we can't make up our own minds.

We push propaganda down the throats of people in all other countries and have been doing it forever. It's ok if we do it but not if someone else does it?

Sorry, Russia does not influence my decisions. If anything, they're helping to get the word out there. Who would want a child molester in office?

If my next door neighbor tells me that he saw the guy across the street carry a few body bags out of his home the night before, I may not believe him, but I damn sure wont be borrowing sugar from him or invite him to the house party.



posted on Nov, 13 2017 @ 11:44 AM
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Is that the same newsweek that once said we are all socialists now ?

Propaganda bots eh.

No better example than newsweek.

Follow the money and you end up with a billionaire oligarch named Bezos.

Not buying it.


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posted on Nov, 13 2017 @ 11:45 AM
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a reply to: StallionDuck

So, you're OK parroting what Russia wants for America?



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posted on Nov, 13 2017 @ 11:46 AM
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originally posted by: neo96
Is that the same newsweek that once said we are all socialists now ?

Propaganda bots eh.

No better example than newsweek.

Follow the money and you end up with a billionaire oligarch named Bezos.

Not buying it.


The bots are real. The trolls are real. Here's the ADDRESS:

55 Savushkina Street, St Petersburg



I'd say they're hiring, but plenty of American dupes are playing useful idiots for free.
edit on 13-11-2017 by DanteGaland because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 13 2017 @ 11:47 AM
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a reply to: DanteGaland

Now what happens if:

What Russians want happens to be the same as uninfluenced Americans want?


edit on 13-11-2017 by EartOccupant because: added a W

edit on 13-11-2017 by EartOccupant because: A flash of sanity



posted on Nov, 13 2017 @ 11:48 AM
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Yes, deny ignorance.


Do we have proof these are Russian bots? Hannity's audience is pretty big.



posted on Nov, 13 2017 @ 11:49 AM
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a reply to: seeker1963

Jesus Christ....Having a dork like that defending Hannity seems counter productive imo.

What's with the bare chest and motorcycle jacket. I wish he didn't make such good sense!!!



posted on Nov, 13 2017 @ 11:50 AM
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One of the more INFAMOUS troll farms out of Russia funded by the Kremlin:

Internet Research Agency



The Internet Research Agency (IRA), known in Russian Internet slang as the Trolls from Olgino, is a Russian company, based in Saint Petersburg, that engages in online influence operations on behalf of the Russian government. The agency has employed fake accounts registered on major social networks, discussion boards, online newspaper sites, and video hosting services in order to promote the Kremlin's interests in domestic policy, Ukraine, and the Middle East, as well as attempting to influence the 2016 United States presidential election to support the candidacy of Donald Trump


So I guess Soros and Bezos fund the Russian oligarch-infested Kremlin now?



posted on Nov, 13 2017 @ 11:52 AM
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originally posted by: Wardaddy454
Yes, deny ignorance.


Do we have proof these are Russian bots? Hannity's audience is pretty big.





Yes.

Hope over to the bot tracker and take a look. In the event you don't want to check, here's a recent screen grab from this morning:




posted on Nov, 13 2017 @ 11:55 AM
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a reply to: DanteGaland

Help me understand that graph.

What does it prove and how?



posted on Nov, 13 2017 @ 11:59 AM
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originally posted by: olaru12
a reply to: seeker1963

Jesus Christ....Having a dork like that defending Hannity seems counter productive imo.

What's with the bare chest and motorcycle jacket. I wish he didn't make such good sense!!!


Agreed!

The visuals of him isn't a selling feature of what he has to say. I usually surf other sites while I listen.



posted on Nov, 13 2017 @ 12:01 PM
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I wonder if TROLL FARMS can pay Americans with Paypal or something...


I mean, you might as well get paid for it....






posted on Nov, 13 2017 @ 12:03 PM
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originally posted by: EartOccupant
a reply to: DanteGaland

Help me understand that graph.

What does it prove and how?


If you visit the site it's explained




posted on Nov, 13 2017 @ 12:06 PM
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a reply to: DanteGaland

I did, nothing but assumptions.

Count to that the power of the CIA tho make things looks like it originates from another country.

2 times fail.

But bottom line is: It doesn't matter where peoples ideas originate from !!!!!!!!!!!

They are entitled to their own opinion and entitled to vote accordingly. If you like it or NOT !


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posted on Nov, 13 2017 @ 12:09 PM
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originally posted by: DanteGaland
a reply to: StallionDuck

So, you're OK parroting what Russia wants for America?



Russians have been caught pushing anti trump rhetoric and rallies.

Why do you continue to push the Russian agenda with your anti trump posts on ats?



posted on Nov, 13 2017 @ 12:11 PM
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a reply to: Grambler

So, uncovering and POINTING OUT Russian active measures ....

... Supports Russia?

How does that logic work again?



posted on Nov, 13 2017 @ 12:17 PM
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originally posted by: DanteGaland

originally posted by: Wardaddy454
Yes, deny ignorance.


Do we have proof these are Russian bots? Hannity's audience is pretty big.






Yes.

Hope over to the bot tracker and take a look. In the event you don't want to check, here's a recent screen grab from this morning:




Amazing. A bot tracker created by a veritable who's-who of never Trumpers.

Michael Chertoff endorsed Hillary Clinton. Forgive me if I find this bot tracker misleading.

edit on 13-11-2017 by Wardaddy454 because: (no reason given)



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