The Washington Post published a “fake news” story on how the Russians used American websites to push anti-Hillary Clinton propaganda in the 2016 election.
The left is very focused on “fake news” websites after Hillary Clinton suffered a shocking loss in the November 8th election to Republican Donald Trump.
They are trying to blame “fake news” and not their lousy candidate for the loss.
The Washington Post reported on Thursday there are now scientific studies that show how the Russians influenced the 2016 election.
The flood of “fake news” this election season got support from a sophisticated Russian propaganda campaign that created and spread misleading articles online with the goal of punishing Democrat Hillary Clinton, helping Republican Donald Trump and undermining faith in American democracy, say independent researchers who tracked the operation.
Russia’s increasingly sophisticated propaganda machinery — including thousands of botnets, teams of paid human “trolls,” and networks of Web sites and social-media accounts — echoed and amplified right-wing sites across the Internet as they portrayed Clinton as a criminal hiding potentially fatal health problems and preparing to hand control of the nation to a shadowy cabal of global financiers. The effort also sought to heighten the appearance of international tensions and promote fear of looming hostilities with nuclear-armed Russia.
Two teams of independent researchers found that the Russians exploited American-made technology platforms to attack U.S. democracy at a particularly vulnerable moment, as an insurgent candidate harnessed a wide range of grievances to claim the White House. The sophistication of the Russian tactics may complicate efforts by Facebook and Google to crack down on “fake news,” as they have vowed to do after widespread complaints about the problem.
The Washington Post then cites the Propaganda or Not website as their source for the list of Russian propaganda sites.
The list includes several popular conservative websites:
The entire list is here and includes several conservative websites along with several satirical fake news websites.
So now the far left researchers are declaring war on The Drudge Report?
The Drudge Report recorded 1.47 billion page views in July, the highest traffic in the conservative aggegation site’s 21-year history.
The Drudge Report is undoubtedly the most influential website in America today. Matt Drudge, its proprietor, leans right and promoted Donald Trump through the primary and general election.
For years Democrats have wanted to crack down Drudge for years.
Now they’re labeling The Drudge Report a Russian propaganda site.
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