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    Russian linked Twitter accounts now working overtime to help Devin Nunes and Wikileak

    'Release the memo' campaign aided by Russia-linked Twitter accounts - Business Insider


    Twitter accounts linked to Russian influence operations have begun promoting the hashtag #ReleaseTheMemo.
    It's a reference to a document written by Rep. Devin Nunes that purports to show abuse by the Obama administration of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.
    The frequency with which the accounts have been promoting the hashtag has spiked by 233,000% over the past 48 hours, according to an analysis.
    The most-shared URL has been a link to WikiLeaks' "submit" page.

    Republican lawmakers are pushing for the House Intelligence Committee to release a memo written by the panel's chairman, Rep. Devin Nunes, that outlines purported surveillance during the transition period against President-elect Donald Trump by former President Barack Obama's administration.

    And Russia-linked Twitter bots have jumped on the bandwagon.

    #ReleaseTheMemo is the top-trending hashtag among Twitter accounts linked to Russian influence operations, according to Hamilton 68, a website launched last year that says it tracks Russian propaganda in near-real time.

    The frequency with which the accounts have been promoting the hashtag has spiked by 233,000% over the past 48 hours, according to the site. The accounts' references to the "memo," meanwhile, have increased by 68,000%.

    The most-shared domain among the accounts has been WikiLeaks, and the most-shared URL has been a link to WikiLeaks' "submit" page.

    WikiLeaks said on Thursday that it would reward anyone with access to the "FISA abuse memo" who chooses to submit it to the site. The Russia-linked accounts have evidently been sharing the "submit" page to push the memo's release.

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    WikiLeaks will match reward funds up to $1m sent to this unique Bitcoin address: 3Q2KXS8WYT6dvr91bM2RjvBHqMyx9CbPMN

    or marked 'memo2018': https://wikileaks.org/donate

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    Hamilton 68 has been working to expose trolls as well as automated bots and human accounts whose main use for Twitter appears to be an amplification of pro-Russia themes. The site's mission is to monitor and illustrate the themes that Russian President Vladimir Putin wants Americans to be thinking and talking about, including "the failure of democratic governance in the United States."

    Bret Schafer, a communications coordinator at the German Marshall Fund's Alliance for Securing Democracy who tracks the Hamilton 68 accounts, said he "certainly can't remember" the last time the researchers had seen a topic "promoted to this level" by the Russia-linked bots and trolls.

    "On a normal day, our top hashtag is typically used around 400 times in a 48-hour period by the network we track," he said in an email on Friday.

    "As of right now, #ReleaseTheMemo has been used over 3,000 times (and five other related hashtags are in the top 10)," he said. "In total, they've easily shared more than 4,500 hashtags on the topic in the past two days, and our top URL is Assange's offer to pay for a copy of the memo. That certainly seems to be a sign of a coordinated effort by the bots and trolls."

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    Russian trolls infiltrated a lot of military forums I post on. The Kremlin Army (troll academy) is gearing up
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    Quote Originally Posted by LT Greenbean View Post
    Russian trolls infiltrated a lot of military forums I post on. The Kremlin Army (troll academy) is gearing up
    How about I don't care?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PACE View Post
    How about I don't care?
    Mature response....

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    Quote Originally Posted by LT Greenbean View Post
    Mature response....
    Equal to yours, you are adding nothing to the topic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PACE View Post
    Equal to yours, you are adding nothing to the topic.
    It's related to the topic. I find it interesting that all these russian trolls have upped their presence in US military sites along with twitter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LT Greenbean View Post
    Russian trolls infiltrated a lot of military forums I post on. The Kremlin Army (troll academy) is gearing up
    How do you tell they are trolls? Just curious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Man View Post
    How do you tell they are trolls? Just curious.
    Spidey sense.. same way you and TR can spot trolls here
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Man View Post
    How do you tell they are trolls? Just curious.
    They are propaganda pieces with no value to the forum's purpose. All they do is turn a discussion about officer candidate school or basic training in the US military into a scenario about Putin. It's blatant trolling and they are constantly removed from the forums.
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    #RELEASE THE MEMO, burning up air among Wingers & RUSSIAN BOTS/TROLLS

    So I saw SHIT about this memo earlier from one of our OWN on PH--the BREATHLESS panting of 'have you seen it'? This is worse than Watergate. How could 'THEY'? Turns out it was all bullshit. (I actually got sucked in a little on this one).

    I'm telling you WE, my side and WE know who we are, have gotta find a foreign country that will help PUSH OUR AGENDA FOR US! 290,000% increase in traffic--in 2days on this bullshit meme. Pushed by WINGERS and RUSSIANS!!

    (ANYONE OLD ENOUGH TO REMEMBER when we on the LEFT supposedly got our marching orders from MOSCOW? IRONIC huh)

    Anyway those in the know say this is politicized lying BULLSHIT meant to deflect from MUELLER'S investigation. And that there is serious potential for putting national security at risk by degrading process, techniques and the JUDICIARY. That according to a 3 person panel of ex-INTELLIGENCE types that I stopped to watch for a few minutes. Very SOBER types with zero ax grinding or 'flair' that I can discern.

    I'd call the RIGHT's efforts TRAITOROUS!!


    Russian Twitter accounts pushing for release of 'shocking' surveillance memo

    BY ALI BRELAND - 01/19/18 03:47 PM EST 919
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    Russian-linked bots on Twitter are pushing for the House Intelligence Committee to release a classified report written by committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.).

    Some Republicans believe the report shows political bias in the FBI and the Department of Justice (DOJ) investigation of possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia.

    #ReleaseTheMemo is the top trending hashtag among Twitter accounts believed to be operated by Kremlin-linked groups, according to Hamilton 68, a website which tracks Russian propaganda online.

    Hamilton 68 is spearheaded by Clint Watts, an expert on foreign actors using American social media. Watts has testified before Congress multiple times on the matter.

    The #ReleaseTheMemo hashtag has increased by 286,700 percent over the past two days and is being used 100 times more than any other hashtag by accounts Hamilton 68 is tracking.

    The accounts have also frequently been tweeting out links to Wikileaks.org and specifically to its

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