Democrats Posing As Russians Executed “Elaborate ‘False Flag’ Operation” Against Roy Moore

A group of tech experts working as Democratic operatives were paid $100,000 to orchestrate an elaborate “false flag” disinformation campaign during the hotly contested 2017 special election between Roy Moore and Democratic Sen. Doug Jones.

The group, funded by liberal billionaire Reid Hoffman, created over 1,000 Russian-language Twitter accounts that followed Roy Moore overnight in order to link the embattled Republican candidate to Russian influence campaigns, according to a Wednesday report in the New York Times.

Reid Hoffman bankrolled the scheme

 

We orchestrated an elaborate ‘false flag’ operation that planted the idea that the Moore campaign was amplified on social media by a Russian botnet,” reads an internal report on the Alabama effort obtained by the Times, which aimed to experiment “with many of the tactics now understood to have influenced the 2016 elections.”

The project’s operators created a Facebook page on which they posed as conservative Alabamians, using it to try to divide Republicans and even to endorse a write-in candidate to draw votes from Mr. Moore. It involved a scheme to link the Moore campaign to thousands of Russian accounts that suddenly began following the Republican candidate on Twitter, a development that drew national media attention. –New York Times

One of the participants in the scheme, Jonathan Morgan, is the CEO of cybersecurity firm New Knowledge. Morgan wrote a blistering account of Russian social media operations during the 2016 election released this week by the Senate Intelligence Committee.

 

Jonathon Morgan, New Knowledge

Morgan denied knowledge of the Russian ruse in a recent interview, saying it “does not ring a bell,” and that the project only sought to “enrage and energize Democrats” and “depress” Republican turnout by emphasizing accusations that Moore had pursued teenage girls when he was a young prosecutor in his 30s.

“The research project was intended to help us understand how these kind of campaigns operated,” said Morgan. “We thought it was useful to work in the context of a real election but design it to have almost no impact.”

We’re not so sure it had “almost no impact.” As the Daily Caller‘s Peter Hassan notes:

Media outlets — both in Alabama and nationally — fell for the ploy and amplified the false narrative in October 2017.

The Montgomery Advertiser, an Alabama affiliate of USA Today, was the first to run with the story. Brian Lyman, the reporter on that story, did not immediately return The Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment. National media outlets quickly seized upon Lyman’s story.

“Roy Moore flooded with fake Russian Twitter followers,” read the headline on a New York Post story, which cited the Advertiser.

Left-wing publication Mother Jones cited the same report in a story titled, “Russian Propagandists Are Pushing for Roy Moore to Win.” That report didn’t rely exclusively on the fake Twitter followers, citing Russian media’s favorable coverage of Moore.

The Washington Post focused its story on the fact that Moore blamed Democrats for the fake accounts. –Daily Caller

Democrats involved in the scheme have likened it to fighting fire with fire.

“I know there were people who believed the Democrats needed to fight fire with fire,” said Renée DiResta, who would later join New Knowledge and was lead author of the report on Russian social media operations released this week, according to the Times. “It was absolutely chatter going around the party.

via zerohedge

26 comments

  1. So, let’s get those fraudulent fools arrested and jailed for a long time. A minimum charge would be Election Fraud. I wonder if it can be ordered that a new election could take place immediately to oust the fraudulently elected Democrat Doug Jones, with Jones’ knowledge of the fraud? Or, better yet, oust Jones and award the election to Roy Moore. Sounds a lot like what Mueller and the Democrats tried to do to President Trump. Follow the money……..

  2. OK, now what the hell are we going to do about it? Do we accept this type of election meddling or do we prosecute and punish? Bearing false witness is wrong. If we as a people go down this path, allowing this to go unpunished, we fail not only as a nation but as a society. That is the choice we face.

        1. It’s beyond time that We The People (WTP) stood up to these Demonrat/Communists and began punishing them as befits their UNConstitutional, Treasonous/Seditious and Traitorous CRIMES against the American People.
          These aren’t Americans. These are indeed Communists “pushing” Communism in America. It is beyond time that WE once again made Communist Propaganda, their Subversive actions and Treasonous behaviors, punishable by Summary Execution. NO Prison time. Communists use Jail time as a “battle cry” to push their Agenda of World Domination. A dead Communist can’t write books idolizing the non-existent “benefits” of a Communist-bent Society. We NEED the Communist Control Act of 1952 RESTORED and with FANGS! We The People (WTP) Must destroy Communism in this, our Homeland.

    1. it is time for our militia to start executing all these liars starting from the top down the last civil war cost a lot of lives going from the bottom and going up,,, next one needs to be from the top and go down it would be over a hell of a lot sooner

    2. TREASON. Anyone involved with such procedures should be rewarded with several years of hard labor like having to work on constructing the Southern Border Wall. This is SO SICK!

      1. No, this fraudulent and pernicious activity attacks one of the most cherished of our liberties and should be a capital offense, and capital punishment!!!

  3. since Hillary paid for those dossier and hired a foreigner and colluded with Fusion GPS the DNC both paid for lies against the President, WHOEVER SAID DEMOCRATS ARE HONEST, HILLARY THE MOST CORRUPTED PERSON IN USA, THE DEMOCRATS ARE ALL CORRUPTED PEOPLE, no wonder Roy Moore was a target, democrats have the house now with baseless promises as always which will never be delivered, not like the President who keep his promises. Sally Yates, James Comey, McCabe, Rosenstein are all democrats corrupted whom lied to the FISA court, the problem is that the DEEP STATE IS SO IGNORANT AND BIAS AGAINST THE REPUBLICAN PARTY THAT NO ONE SEEMS TO BE ABLE TO PUSH THE DEMOCRATS BACK. NOW IS THE TIME FOR ALL GOOD MEN TO COME TO THE AID OF THE PRESIDENT AND THROW ALL THESE DEMOCRATS OUT OFFICE, DEMOCRATS ARE THE MOST FILTHIEST CORRUPTED ORGANIZATION, IT IS NOT A PARTY IT IS A GANG OF DELINQUENTS

  4. WHY ISN’T THOSE JUDGES THAT WERE LIED TO ABOUT THE DOSSIER ON THE FISSA COURT, WHY ARE THEY NOT THROWING THOSE PAPERS OUT AND CASTIGATE ALL THESE PEOPLE THAT SIGNED THAT PAPER, WHY ARE THESE JUDGES NOT PUSHING FOR THE TRUTH, THIS WHOLE MUELLER INVESTIGATION HAS TO DO WITH ALL THESE LIES HILLARY PAID FOR, WHAT IS THE PROBLEM WITH THESE JUDGES, IF THOSE JUDGES ARE REALLY AMERICAN PEOPLE THEY OUGHT TO THE PEOPLE OF OUR NATION AN EXPLANATION FOR THEIR HANDLING OF SUCH ILLEGAL PAPERS. AS FAR AS ROY MOORE, IT IS TIME ALSO TO BRING JUSTICE TO DEMOCRATS ON THEIR LIES, WHOM DAMAGED THE LIFE OF A MAN WHO NEVER DID ANYTHING THE DEMOCRATS SAID HE DID. ONLY IN THEIR MIND FULL OF FANTASIES, JUST LIKE HILLARY. THE PEOPLE MUST RISE UP AGAINST ALL THESE DEMOCRATS THAT ARE CORRUPTED. IT IS TIME TO GET SOME OF THESE PEOPLE IN JAIL

  5. Seems that it’s becoming increasingly harder to run for office against a party that has no morals, ethics, or an iota of honesty! They are everything and more of what they unjustly accuse the right of being!

  6. Tony Bell – I feel the exact same way – This makes my blood boil – The liberals have stolen another election – That’s the Only way they can win – Is by cheating – The Republicans are too passive – They need to Demand that these Sleazeballs be Prosecuted – And Judge Moore declared the winner – He didn’t commit voter fraud to win – Someone needs to fix this Fraudulent Scheme.

  7. “It seems that there is a pattern of investigations dying on the vine that is occurring for no other explainable reason but that senior executives both in the FBI and DOJ are choosing to allow them to die or forcing them to die,” said a former senior FBI official. “The people actually doing the investigating–the junior agents–aren’t the ones who can make the decisions to allow the case to die. It can only be done at the very senior levels at the FBI.”

  8. Nothing will happen to the Democrats because we are now living in a country where one’s politics determines whether or not they are PROSECUTED……thank Obama and his minnions Comey, Stzrok McCabe etc….and the BIASED and DISHONEST media who’ve allowed this to happen…..

  9. look at the high waste, and pollution our cars are producing, a 200 mpg Porge vapor carburetor sitting in the patient office collecting dust, liquid gas does not burn, Volkswagen has a 264 mpg diesel not coming here, boycott the oil company owned auto company’s, spread the word.
    The only thing that will bring us out of this depression is free energy, hydrogen from water, have this as your debate, you can make all the hydrogen, as you drive from a tank of water, you know our space shuttles,are powered by hydrogen / oxygen made from water, tell every one not buy a new car / truck, to boycott the auto company’s, when they can’t sell their pieces of junk low mileage vehicles, they will have to bring out water to hydrogen powered vehicles, and kits to change the vehicles now that we have, just think what our world would be like with free energy. Do you want your world back? spread the word boycott the auto company’s that are destroying our world. the inventor of the water to hydrogen auto was murdered by our Democrat Government, get mad get real mad of the Democrats. Also audit all the Senator’s and representatives, they have wasted, and stole our money, make them repay all, and tax them. Do these 2 things, and the Demo rats will be finished, don’t do this and the civil war, will escalate, and the economy will collapse, get this out all over the USA. this is the only thing that will bring the economy around.put this out , and spread the word to boycott the auto company’s don’t buy a new car/ or truck. do this Trump, and we will have our dreams back again.

  10. Um, leftism is communism and one should not be surprised at the unlawful and treasonist tactics the left is using, through these outfits, social media and militant fascism. Is there more than one way to put a stop it?

  11. These tactics of the left are known as Stalinism. The ruining of a person’s reputation and life in order to gain power is modus operandi. It means nothing to them, and in fact, that they did it underhandedly only makes it the sweeter victory for them.

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