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    Shuttered Facebook group organized anti-clinton rallys in Texas, tie to Russia

    Facebook group linked to Russia organized Texas anti-immigrant rallies - Business Insider

    A Russia-linked Facebook group attempted to organize a series of anti-immigrant, anti-Hillary Clinton rallies across Texas last November, three days before the election and months after Russian operatives used the social-media platform to organize an anti-refugee-resettlement protest in rural Idaho.

    The group, called Heart of Texas, had over 225,000 followers as of last summer. It was shut down last week as part of Facebook's takedown of accounts and pages "affiliated with one another and likely operated out of Russia," a Facebook spokesman told Business Insider on Wednesday.

    Casey Michel, a journalist who has spent years tracing US secession movements to Russia, tracked the group's activity throughout the election and determined it was more than just a platform for far-right Texas secessionists.

    Several signs pointed to the page being a Russian influence operation, including a lack of contact information and ads, and a corresponding Twitter account created in November 2015 right around the time Facebook experienced a surge in Russia-linked, fake accounts, Michel said. Its "about" section read only: "Texas's the land protected by Lord."

    Perhaps the most revealing clue that Heart of Texas was not a project spearheaded by dissatisfied Texans was the language. The memes posted in the group contained typos, grammatical errors, and a general unfamiliarity with basic English phrases.

    Many didn't make any sense:



    In late October, however, the group transformed from a nativist, anti-Clinton meme machine to an organizing force when it created a Facebook event for a "Texit statewide rally" titled "Get ready to secede!"

    The event has since been removed from Facebook, but it still appears as the top result on Google using certain keywords. A cached version of the group's announcement of the event on Twitter where its account was also suspended can still be viewed.
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    More Zuckerberg/Putin connections.


    Has Hillary blamed him for her being a loser?


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    You do realize you will have a lot of PH members attacking you for starting a Hillary thread. You will be called a troll, HUTA (whatever that is), and all kinds of hand wringing will be going on shortly in this thread. She is old news. To be forgotten.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Goofball View Post
    More Zuckerberg/Putin connections.


    Has Hillary blamed him for her being a loser?

    Fucking traitor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goofball View Post
    You do realize you will have a lot of PH members attacking you for starting a Hillary thread. You will be called a troll, HUTA (whatever that is), and all kinds of hand wringing will be going on shortly in this thread. She is old news. To be forgotten.

    Fucking traitor troll.
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    Facebook better get it's act together before the mid-terms.

    This just goes to show you how well coordinated the Russia mis-information campaign was. Just one of their "prongs" of attack in 2016.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PACE View Post
    Fucking traitor troll.
    Can I use that when responding to him? It works for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steezer View Post
    Can I use that when responding to him? It works for me.
    I am tired of this poster's trolling, it's all he or she does.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HayJenn View Post
    Facebook better get it's act together before the mid-terms.

    This just goes to show you how well coordinated the Russia mis-information campaign was. Just one of their "prongs" of attack in 2016.
    We go into it, eyes wide open, Facebook certainly has shit on their shoes on this one, that interview with the command center in San Antonio and the fact that Facebook elites were smoozing them really sets social media back a notch or two, I mean you want lies and fiction? read a novel.

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    Just continuing news expanding on the Ruskie-Republican connection!
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