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Sun Jan 21, 2018, 09:01 PM

Russia-linked Twitter accounts are working overtime to help Devin Nunes and WikiLeaks


Twitter accounts linked to Russian influence operations have begun promoting the hashtag #ReleaseTheMemo.
It's a reference to a document written by Rep. Devin Nunes that purports to show abuse by the Obama administration of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.
The frequency with which the accounts have been promoting the hashtag has spiked by 233,000% over the past 48 hours, according to an analysis.
The most-shared URL has been a link to WikiLeaks' "submit" page.

Republican lawmakers are pushing for the House Intelligence Committee to release a memo written by the panel's chairman, Rep. Devin Nunes, that outlines purported surveillance during the transition period against President-elect Donald Trump by former President Barack Obama's administration.

And Russia-linked Twitter bots have jumped on the bandwagon.

#ReleaseTheMemo is the top-trending hashtag among Twitter accounts linked to Russian influence operations, according to Hamilton 68, a website launched last year that says it tracks Russian propaganda in near-real time.

The frequency with which the accounts have been promoting the hashtag has spiked by 233,000% over the past 48 hours, according to the site. The accounts' references to the "memo," meanwhile, have increased by 68,000%.

The most-shared domain among the accounts has been WikiLeaks, and the most-shared URL has been a link to WikiLeaks' "submit" page.


https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.businessinsider.com/release-the-memo-campaign-russia-linked-twitter-accounts-2018-1

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Reply Russia-linked Twitter accounts are working overtime to help Devin Nunes and WikiLeaks (Original post)
orangecrush Jan 21 OP
Kajun Gal Jan 21 #1
orangecrush Jan 21 #5
Phoenix61 Jan 21 #2
orangecrush Jan 21 #8
procon Jan 21 #3
orangecrush Jan 21 #7
Scurrilous Jan 21 #4
orangecrush Jan 21 #6

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Response to Kajun Gal (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 21, 2018, 10:44 PM

5. They won't release "the memo"


because it was probably from a Russian intel service given to Wikileaks.

Nunes is up to his ass in this.

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Response to orangecrush (Original post)

Sun Jan 21, 2018, 09:05 PM

2. Twitter needs to get a handle on this shit

and shut them down. I'm all for freedom of expression but they know these are bots.

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Response to Phoenix61 (Reply #2)

Sun Jan 21, 2018, 11:19 PM

8. they will

in about 10 years...

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Response to orangecrush (Original post)

Sun Jan 21, 2018, 09:06 PM

3. And TBTB at Twitter are right on top of this new Russian incursion... zzz... crickets? nt

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Response to procon (Reply #3)

Sun Jan 21, 2018, 11:19 PM

7. yup.

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Response to orangecrush (Original post)

Sun Jan 21, 2018, 09:36 PM

4. K&R

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Response to Scurrilous (Reply #4)

Sun Jan 21, 2018, 10:44 PM

6. Thanks!



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