Ever since Hillary’s stunning defeat in 2016, liberals want to blame Russia for everything.
But fake news narratives can’t last forever.
And when two prominent Democrat politicians claimed Russian bots were behind calls to #ReleaseTheMemo, they were quickly embarrassed.
#ReleaseTheMemo has been trending on Twitter since late-last week.
Dianne Feinstein and Adam Schiff tried to pin the blame for it on Russian bots.
But their offices were quickly flooded with phone calls from citizens who proclaimed they were not “Russian bots.”
The Daily Beast reports:
On Tuesday, two Democratic leaders urged Facebook and Twitter to conduct an “in-depth forensic examination” of #ReleaseTheMemo to determine the extent of Russian propaganda promoting the hashtag. They relied on a report from the German Marshall Fund’s Alliance for Securing Democracy claiming that #ReleaseTheMemo was had become the favorite hashtag of Russian-sponsored Twitter accounts. (The report did not make any judgements about such activity on Facebook.)
“If these reports are accurate, we are witnessing an ongoing attack by the Russian government through Kremlin-linked social media actors directly acting to intervene and influence our democratic process,” Sen. Dianne Feinstein and Rep. Adam Schiff, two California Democrats, wrote to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
But a knowledgeable source says that Twitter’s internal analysis has thus far found that authentic American accounts, and not Russian imposters or automated bots, are driving #ReleaseTheMemo. There are no preliminary indications that the Twitter activity either driving the hashtag or engaging with it is either predominantly Russian.
The Democrats see Russia behind everything.
Trey Gowdy has already called out Adam Schiff’s immediate conclusion that Trump colluded with Russia before he found any evidence.
This is just another phony Russia narrative to hang on Adam Schiff’s sad political record.
What do you think about Democrats being so quick to blame Russia?
Does it undermine Trump’s ability to try and repair the relationship between the two countries?
Sound off in the comments below.