“So now the question becomes: how did Russia know to target African American voters, and especially in certain key states,” asked popular #Resistance pundit Amy Siskind in response to a New York Times article claiming Russian social media trolls targeted Sanders supporters and Black voters during the 2016 election.
“I think we’ll get our answers in the coming months from the Mueller probe,” Siskind speculated.
Well that’s a mighty good question there, Amy, and I think the answer is pretty obvious. Clearly Russia knew to target African American voters because Donald Trump called his boss Vladimir Putin and told him about America’s secret racial issues, which nobody in any foreign country could ever know about on their own. Then it was a simple matter of sending the trolls of St Petersburg’s Internet Research Agency to trick Black people into thinking that the American political system hasn’t been working for them, thereby ensuring the defeat of the rightful heir to the presidential throne, Hillary Rodham Clinton. It’s not disenfranchised voters’ fault that Hillary’s coronation failed to take place, it’s the fault of Russian memes on social media which confused their silly heads about who they wanted to vote for!
Or, alternate theory: everything about that question is immensely stupid.
So now the question becomes: how did Russia know to target African Americanvoters, and especially in certain key states. I think we’ll get our answers in the coming months from the Mueller probe. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/17/us/politics/russia-2016-influence-campaign.html …
Russian 2016 Influence Operation Targeted African-Americans on Social Media
Two reports commissioned by the Senate Intelligence Committee take a deeper look at the fake social media accounts used by Russia in the American election.
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