Monday, 16 July 2018

#WalkAway attack on Democrats is a likely Kremlin operation

quote [ To be clear: This isn’t being circulated by earnest yet misguided voters who formerly identified as Democrats. This is clearly being circulated by trolls connected to the Russian influence operations. ]

She says, "Shh, I know it's only in my head"
(nod to ScoobySnacks)

This one is really taking off to almost #MAGA-level signifier.
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[by Hugh E.@12:42pmGMT]


bbqkink said @ 3:31pm GMT on 16th Jul

This has been going on for about 3 or 4 weeks full bore. It never stopped from 2016.

Here is the best example I have found. He has been at this for two years but the volume greatly increased recently.


Hugh E. said @ 4:23pm GMT on 16th Jul
It is the pervasiveness, the flooding, that is so odd about this faux movement. It has gone from a made-up narrative to a baldface "reject the left". All the while, the Right is wielding its #civility campaign.

The Left/Democrats (not the same) may be too busy with Trump's tweets to be on guard for these more subtle advances.
steele said @ 5:01pm GMT on 16th Jul [Score:2]
0000 said @ 5:18pm GMT on 16th Jul [Score:-2]
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bbqkink said[3] @ 5:25pm GMT on 16th Jul
One traitor to another? Is that it comrade?

From this point onward anyone who sides with Trump is anti American.

John O. Brennan
‏Verified account @JohnBrennan
2h2 hours ago

Donald Trump’s press conference performance in Helsinki rises to & exceeds the threshold of “high crimes & misdemeanors.” It was nothing short of treasonous. Not only were Trump’s comments imbecilic, he is wholly in the pocket of Putin. Republican Patriots: Where are you???
bbqkink said @ 6:35pm GMT on 16th Jul
Sen. John McCain calls President Donald Trump’s press conference “one of the most disgraceful performances by an American president in memory.”

A top Republican senator says President Donald Trump’s refusal to condemn Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election makes the U.S. “look like a pushover” in dealing with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, says Trump’s performance at a summit with Putin was not “a good moment for our country. This was a very good day for President Putin.”

Cooper called Trump’s performance “one of the most disgraceful performances by an American president at a summit in front of a Russian leader, certainly that I’ve ever seen.”

The CNN anchor said Trump was like “Rain Man” in the way he returns to the subject of Hillary Clinton’s email server.

House Speaker Paul Ryan says there’s “no question” that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election and continues to try undermine democracy in the United States and around the world.

The Wisconsin Republican says the American intelligence community and the House Intelligence Committee agree that Russia interfered in the election. He adds: “The president must appreciate that Russia is not our ally.” Ryan says Russia “remains hostile to our most basic values and ideals.”

The Senate’s top Democrat is accusing President Donald Trump of a “shameful performance” at a news conference alongside Russian President Vladimir Putin. The leading House Democrat calls it “a sad day for America.”

Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., tweeted, “This is shameful.” Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., called it “bizarre” and “flat-out wrong” for Trump to suggest that both countries are to blame for their deteriorated relationship.
Hugh E. said @ 6:55pm GMT on 16th Jul
When asked about the fact that every U.S. intelligence agency has concluded Russian election interference in 2016:

TRUMP: I have [asked] President Putin. He just said it's not Russia. ... I have confidence in both parties.

When Putin is asked why should Trump believe him:

PUTIN: As to who is to be believed and to who is not to be believed, you can trust no one ... where did you get this idea that President Trump trusts me or I trust him?

Putin straight up clowned him in this press conference. "The ball is in your court."
bbqkink said @ 12:35am GMT on 17th Jul
Trump Defends White-Nationalist Protesters: 'Some Very Fine People on Both Sides'
Fish said[1] @ 11:06pm GMT on 16th Jul [Score:-4 Boring]
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bbqkink said @ 1:01am GMT on 18th Jul
Looks like it is time to post this again...

The #walkaway movement, a campaign highlighting alleged discord among the left, got a boost this week from accounts linked to Russian influence operations. The first use of the #walkaway hashtag from accounts monitored on Hamilton 68 was noted in early June (a few weeks after the grassroots campaign began), but engagement remained relatively low throughout the month. Activity spiked on July 2, when Hamilton 68 noted 73 unique tweets using #walkaway, and roughly another 50 using related campaign hashtags (e.g. #walkawaymovement). The late engagement suggests Kremlin-oriented accounts are trailers rather than leaders of the campaign, but the high-level of current engagement indicates an effort to astroturf support for the movement and hijack the narrative. This includes several monitored accounts that have changed their handles to include the hashtag, or that have shared their own supposed walkaway moments. The campaign also received a direct boost from Russian propaganda outlets RT and Sputnik, both of which ran stories on the movement.

Tracking Russian influence operations on Twitter
Fish said @ 11:05pm GMT on 16th Jul [Score:-3 Boring]
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Fish said @ 11:09pm GMT on 16th Jul [Score:-4 Boring]
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