Russia’s wide-ranging disinformation attack on the 2016 US election even used Pokémon Go as part of its effort to minimize African American voter turnout, according to a report commissioned by the Senate Intelligence Committee.
The study, authored by a Columbia University professor and private sector researchers, found links between a YouTube account run by a Russian troll farm and a Tumblr post encouraging Pokémon Go players to name their Pokémon after police brutality victims.
I mean, we could talk about that phrase “wide-ranging” when just last week a Google CEO testified that “Russia-Linked” accounts spent a whopping $4,700 on posts allegedly regarding the 2016 election. But how ’bout that last sentence, above? Let’s take another look at this beauty:
The study…found links between a YouTube account run by a Russian troll farm and a Tumblr post encouraging Pokémon Go players to name their Pokémon after police brutality victims.
Interestingly, a quick Google search shows that this story is over a year old. Why is it getting recycled again?
How does the establishment left reconcile the fact that the best debunkers of the Russia hysteria/conspiracy hail from the progressive/left? Aaron Maté is a rare voice of sanity on this issue that everyone should watch his latest interviews. Language Warning:
This is the video that made Aaron a legend. Watch him confront a UK Guardian journalist peddling a book titled, “Collusion”