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Fri Apr 17, 2020, 08:57 PM

Has anyone on Twitter notices the recent rise in fake news the left is amplifying?

It is unnerving for me. Dems and others opposed to Trump have been very fact-based in their opposition. But last day or so public people I follow are starting to post garbage rumors like Trump is suddenly moving USN Comfort from NYC to Louisiana.

I sure hope we aren’t going to see more of 2016 with Russian trolls trying to spew misinformation.

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Reply Has anyone on Twitter notices the recent rise in fake news the left is amplifying? (Original post)
SiliconValley_Dem Apr 2020 OP
blm Apr 2020 #1
SiliconValley_Dem Apr 2020 #2
jberryhill Apr 2020 #3
SiliconValley_Dem Apr 2020 #5
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jberryhill Apr 2020 #8
tirebiter Apr 2020 #4
Iggo Apr 2020 #6
SiliconValley_Dem Apr 2020 #7

Response to SiliconValley_Dem (Original post)

Fri Apr 17, 2020, 09:04 PM

1. Russian trolls who were posing as Sanders supporters have new assignments

to try to dumb down the left enough to manipulate their beliefs.

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Response to blm (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 17, 2020, 09:13 PM

2. It is just so weird to see social media with that new lens

With all that came out about those efforts post-2016.

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Response to SiliconValley_Dem (Original post)

Fri Apr 17, 2020, 09:26 PM

3. That will be little noticed

 


Which, of course, is the point.

There is a persistent and incorrect belief that harmful trolls simply push “right wing talking points”.

Some people are more than happy to amplify misinformation, so long as it confirms their pre-existing biases, and that is independent of political orientation.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 17, 2020, 11:07 PM

5. Yes, I imagine they are moving in and it will be a shit show by September

I am glad I got rid of Facebook 2 years ago

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Response to SiliconValley_Dem (Reply #5)

Fri Apr 17, 2020, 11:40 PM

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Response to SiliconValley_Dem (Original post)

Fri Apr 17, 2020, 10:37 PM

4. I believe it

Krystal Ball and the gang are going crazy on YouTube. They’re even trashing Bernie.

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Response to SiliconValley_Dem (Original post)

Fri Apr 17, 2020, 11:08 PM

6. Stinkin' the left! Why, I oughta...

Oh, wait a minute.

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Response to Iggo (Reply #6)

Fri Apr 17, 2020, 11:11 PM

7. Not attacking the actual left of Dem party..just an observation about Twitter

The past couple of days compared to past couple of months. We’ll see if rumor mongering continues or we revert to something else.

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