Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Saturday, May 12, 2018

The Russian company charged with orchestrating a wide-ranging effort to meddle in the 2016 presidential election overwhelmingly focused its barrage of social media advertising on what is arguably America's rawest political division: race. The roughly 3,500 Facebook ads were created by the Russian-based Internet Research Agency, which is at the center of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's February indictment of 13 Russians and three companies seeking to influence the election.

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At least 25% of the ads centered on issues involving crime and policing, often with a racial connotation. Separate ads, launched simultaneously, would stoke suspicion about how police treat black people in one ad, while another encouraged support for pro-police groups.

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Donald Trump has been advantaged by such activity.

#1 | Posted by Zed at 2018-05-12 12:44 PM | Reply

I don't believe people understand - this wasn't just a propaganda campaign, imo. Millions of Americans computers were infected within a year exploiting Microsoft users mainly via ransomeware. Sometimes they didn't even take money. I believe there is a more de-centralized attack still embedded. I also believe that our own intelligence apparatus is involved.

Race wars gives them cover. The alt-right being "targeted" have government fingerprints, probably for a simple reason.

#2 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2018-05-12 12:48 PM | Reply

Russia's 3,500 Facebook Ads Sowed Racial Discord in U.S.

If white Americans talked less and listened more to what black Americans have to say about how they're treated, America's enemies like Russia wouldn't be able to exploit our racial divisions.

#3 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2018-05-12 01:04 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

The Russians used DNC talking points? Hilarious.

The result of identity politics is Trump.

Policy, Policy, Policy, and way to pay for it, will bring out the 45 million that didn't vote.

#4 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2018-05-12 01:12 PM | Reply

Policy, Policy, Policy, and way to pay for it, will bring out the 45 million that didn't vote.
#4 | POSTED BY SHEEPLESCHISM

In what universe?

#5 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2018-05-12 01:19 PM | Reply

If white Americans talked less and listened more to what black Americans have to say about how they're treated, America's enemies like Russia wouldn't be able to exploit our racial divisions. - #3 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2018-05-12 01:04 PM
Spoken like a true propagandist.
One good that came of Russian propaganda is to help identify 2 types of people: Those that can grow to understand how they were manipulated and those like PinchALoaf.

#6 | Posted by Avigdore at 2018-05-12 01:47 PM | Reply

One good that came of Russian propaganda is to help identify 2 types of people: Those that can grow to understand how they were manipulated and those like PinchALoaf.

#6 | POSTED BY AVIGDORE

You're as white as the any of the various non-sun-shine exposed orifices on Trump fat gross body ... like Trump's taint.

So, maybe you should listen more to what your fellow citizens have to say, instead of telling people 'how they should be', which has never worked since the beginning of time.

Here's something that can help you inch towards enlightenment ... en.m.wikipedia.org

#7 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2018-05-12 01:59 PM | Reply

One good that came of Russian propaganda is to help identify 2 types of people: Those that can grow to understand how they were manipulated and those like PinchALoaf.

#6 | POSTED BY AVIGDORE

Comrade Avigdore, you are the biggest admitted Russia Lover and Apologist here, and have been since day 1.

Putin is out to destroy our nation, and you are trying to point out to us the benefit of Putin's plans.

KMA

#8 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2018-05-12 02:38 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

AVigdore is a liar. Disregard his posts. Think about #6 and what is he implying with that comment. The dude is false.

#9 | Posted by moder8 at 2018-05-12 02:40 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

There was a program on PBS just last week which revisited the first cold war during which Russia used the racist policies of the United States and civil rights marches to discredit the United States throughout the darker skinned world, which is most of the human population. The US Government countered those attacks by launching an international tour featuring our greatest jazz musicians. Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and many more bands were a sensation briefly on every populated continent. In one scene a 100,000 Africans were cheering and clapping to un-amplified sound. Russia too greeted the bands with great enthusiasm.

#10 | Posted by bayviking at 2018-05-12 03:39 PM | Reply

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AVigdore is a liar. Disregard his posts. Think about #6 and what is he implying with that comment. The dude is false. - #9 | Posted by moder8 at 2018-05-12 02:40 PM
Still haven't managed to find a lie that I've told? Yet you still peddle that falsehood. Same ol' moder8.

#11 | Posted by Avigdore at 2018-05-12 04:12 PM | Reply

Comrade Avigdore, you are the biggest admitted Russia Lover - #8 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2018-05-12 02:38 PM
Citation, or are you a liar?

#12 | Posted by Avigdore at 2018-05-12 04:15 PM | Reply

#10

What was it called? Sounds worth checking out.

#13 | Posted by DirkStruan at 2018-05-12 04:26 PM | Reply

"you are the biggest admitted Russia Lover"

Nothing wrong with that, surely.

#14 | Posted by DirkStruan at 2018-05-12 04:49 PM | Reply

It not being factual or true would be what's wrong with it.

#15 | Posted by Avigdore at 2018-05-12 04:50 PM | Reply

#15

And here I thought he was talking about your love of Dostoevsky and borscht. Come on AVIDreader: haul that samovar out the closet and display it with pride!

#16 | Posted by DirkStruan at 2018-05-12 05:01 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

What a surprise, the people who repeated the Russian posts here are defending it.

#17 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-05-12 07:32 PM | Reply

I knew there was something disturbingly hate-filled about the blue lives matter movement and the black lives matter movement this would explain it.

#18 | Posted by Tor at 2018-05-13 06:30 PM | Reply

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