Report: Government Investigating “Far-Right” Websites
The liberal establishment has been after conservative websites since Hillary Clinton was shellacked in last year’s presidential election.
Democrats and the liberal media have not accepted the electoral thumping. Instead there is a war against any conservative voice who supported candidate Donald Trump.
On Monday there was a report that the US government is investigating “far-right” websites to see if they played a role in a Russian cyber operation to push stories that favored Donald Trump.
This is complete lunacy.
And notice that they call these Trump supporting websites “far right” while liberal websites like The Huffington Post are portrayed as neutral.
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.