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    BREITBART & INFOWARS under FBI investigation!!

    Best I can figure, this is saying RUSSIA took control or aided/with or without permission, RW FAKE NEWS SITES and sources.

    Stay tuned. Another facet to this story.


    Breitbart and Infowars under investigation for ties to Russia: report



    MCCLATCHY WASHINGTON BUREAU
    20 MAR 2017 AT 22:18 ET

    March 20, 2017Peter Stone and Greg Gordon
    McClatchy Washington Bureau



    WASHINGTON — Federal investigators are examining whether far-right news sites played any role last year in a Russian cyber operation that dramatically widened the reach of news stories — some fictional — that favored Donald Trump's presidential bid, two people familiar with the inquiry say.

    Operatives for Russia appear to have strategically timed the computer commands, known as "bots," to blitz social media with links to the pro-Trump stories at times when the billionaire businessman was on the defensive in his race against Democrat Hillary Clinton, these sources said.

    The bots' end products were largely millions of Twitter and Facebook posts carrying links to stories on conservative internet sites such as Breitbart News and InfoWars, as well as on the Kremlin-backed RT News and Sputnik News, the sources said.Some of the stories were false or mixed fact and fiction, said the sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the bot attacks are part of an FBI-led investigation into a multifaceted Russian operation to influence last year's elections.

    Investigators examining the bot attacks are exploring whether the far-right news operations took any actions to assist Russia's operatives. Their participation, however, wasn't necessary for the bots to amplify their news through Twitter and Facebook.

    An FBI spokesman declined to comment on the inquiry into the use of bots.

    Russia-generated bots are one piece of a cyber puzzle that counterintelligence agents have sought to solve for nearly a year to determine the extent of the Moscow government's electronic broadside....

    http://www.rawstory.com/2017/03/breitbart-and-infowars-under-investigation-for-ties-to-russia-report/


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    This is unfair. I can see investigating compromised outlets of journalism, but big government should be leaving producers of fictional work like InfoWars and Breitbart out of this.

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    Sad part, if there's any truth to this, is its way more likely that the tabloids had no knowledge or involvement. They were just already producing poison - it just had to be spread around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boontito View Post
    This is unfair. I can see investigating compromised outlets of journalism, but big government should be leaving producers of fictional work like InfoWars and Breitbart out of this.
    LOLOLOLOL!

    I feel quite comfortable that unless they coordinated their FICTION with the Russians, no one will give a shit about their FACTLESS news stories. (Though EVERYONE should--give a shit that is).

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    Investigating InfoWars? What's next? Investigating Mad Magazine?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Knuckles View Post
    Sad part, if there's any truth to this, is its way more likely that the tabloids had no knowledge or involvement. They were just already producing poison - it just had to be spread around.
    I'm just not sure about that. I'm not going to the conspiratorial side BUT the fucking idiots ran time and time and time and time ran that stupid sorry ass FICTION created by "Macdeonian teenagers" or a 400lb. guy sitting somewhere in the world and NONE OF THEM ASKED where the S is this coming from?

    SOMEONE among aaaaallll of those sources had to be willing accomplices. Many of these techno geeks/writers had to some mysterious 'footprints' on all those stories.

    Nope, not all, but SOME I promise--knew. Omission or commission, I don't know!

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