OUCH! Julian Assange DESTROYS Mueller: The Russians Also Ran Kitten Appreciation Groups – Was That Also a Plot to Divide America?

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange weighed in on Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s nothing burger indictment on Friday.

The Russians from The Internet Research Agency spent thousands of dollars on Facebook ads to grow their audiences — something that is very common and encouraged by Facebook corporation. It’s how Facebook makes money and how groups build an audience.

The Russian ads mentioned in Mueller’s indictment were already released by the House Intelligence Committee in November 2017.

Facebook previously announced the Russian ads comprised .004% of their advertising during the election.

Assange destroyed Robert Mueller on this point that was completely lost on the mainstream media.

Julian Assange: Buried in the Mueller astro-turfing indictment is something that we have long suspected. The Internet Research Agency’s “troll farm” is geared to develop audience in socially active communities (e.g through aligned memes), in order to spam them on behalf of anyone willing to pay.

Julian Assange: Before advertising networks can advertise they must build audience. How much of IRA’s activities were simply trying to build audience by gaining followers using tweets and memes likely to be shared in those communities?

Julian Assange: IRA allegedly also ran kitten appreciation groups. Are we also to believe that these kittens were also a plot to divide America? To not distinguish between audience building and customer advertising payload is sketchy.

Julian Assange: The US has 320 million people with a trillion dollar media and cultural sector that employees over a million people. I do not assess that it is possible whatsoever to divide America by trying to “heighten the differences” with a hundred trolls.

Julian Assange: Re-enforcing audience bias is exactly what Facebook & Google have been doing at a vast scale by algorithmically preying on people’s existing biases to increase engagement. In a more traditional manner, FOX, MSNBC, CNN, NYTimes, WaPO etc, are doing the same thing.

Julian Assange: Regardless of whether IRA’s activities were audience building through pandering to communities or whether a hare-brained Russian government plan to “heighten the differences” existed, its activities are clearly strategically insignificant compared to the other forces at play.

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