The depths of the insidious and ongoing Russian attacks on American psyches have been vastly underestimated. According to Facebook, 470 ‘inauthentic’ accounts ‘likely operated out of Russia’ by a ‘troll farm,’ bought roughly 3,000 ads for $100,000 – mostly in 2015, which spread MIND ALTERING PROPAGANDA, infecting the malleable minds of American voters.
“Our analysis suggests these accounts and Pages were affiliated with one another and likely operated out of Russia,” According to Facebook Chief Security Officer, Alex Stamos.
- The vast majority of ads run by these accounts didn’t specifically reference the US presidential election, voting or a particular candidate.
- Rather, the ads and accounts appeared to focus on amplifying divisive social and political messages across the ideological spectrum — touching on topics from LGBT matters to race issues to immigration to gun rights.
- About one-quarter of these ads were geographically targeted, and of those, more ran in 2015 than 2016.
- The behavior displayed by these accounts to amplify divisive messages was consistent with the techniques mentioned in the white paper we released in April about information operations.
Facebook reps told congressional investigators on Wednesday that the $100,000 in ad sales was traced to a Russian ‘troll farm’ with a history of pushing pro-Kremlin propaganda, according to the Washington Post.
“I get the fact that the Russian intel services could figure out how to manipulate and use the bots. Whether they could know how to target states and levels of voters that the Democrats weren’t even aware really raises some questions. I think that’s a worthwhile area of inquiry,” Sen. Mark Warner (Va.), the ranking Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, said during a May airing of the podcast Pod Save America. “How did they know to go to that level of detail in those kinds of jurisdictions?”
Sending Americans Into A FRENZY!
So – while the majority of the ads in question did not support any particular candidate, or even reference the election, and Facebook hasn’t released any examples of the RUSSIAN MIND CONTROL techniques used on unsuspecting Americans, one thing is clear according to Facebook:
A Russian ‘troll farm’ paid $100,000 to get people WORKED UP OVER VARIOUS ISSUES…
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