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Russian operation masqueraded as right-wing news site to target U.S. voters
-Reuters



Russian trolls are not just brainwashing right-wing Americans. They’re also targeting the left.



Russia's Troll Army Is Running the Hillary Clinton Playbook on Joe Biden. The Kremlin-backed Internet Research Agency created a fake progressive news site to convince left-leaning voters that Biden is too centrist.
-Vice



It’s called “demotivational propaganda.”

They attack Biden, and anyone who supports him, with lies and disinformation to poison public opinion against Biden and lower his support.

Russian trolls and MAGA trolls pretend to be American lefties, so that their attacks on Biden won't be instantly dismissed.

Russian trolls usually say things like "I'm not even a Trump supporter, but Biden is a monster" or "I'm a Democrat too, but Biden is a pedo."

They know that attacks on Biden coming from obvious Trump supporters will be instantly ignored and ridiculed.

But despite their best efforts to disguise themselves, Russian trolls pretending to be American lefties are easy to spot:

Russian trolls and MAGA trolls have identical talking points.

Both use the word “liberal” as a slur against anyone who opposes Trump.

They attack Biden and liberals 24/7, but you never see them attack Republicans or Trump.

In fact, these Russian trolls pretending to be American lefties will attack you if you’re against Trump. They immediately change the topic with whataboutism, to attack Biden.

If you mention that Bernie supports Biden, Russian trolls pretending to be American lefties will attack Bernie.



Bernie Sanders endorses Joe Biden for president
-CNN



Inside the Russian effort to target Sanders supporters — and help elect Trump
-Washington Post



Prominent pro-Sanders subreddit WayOfTheBern aims to divide Democrats, says social media analyst
-Associated Press



Bernie Sanders blames vicious Bernie Bros on Russian trolls
-Washington Examiner



It Sure Looks Like Trolls Are Weaponizing Call-Out Culture to Weaken Democrats
-Slate



New research: Russian trolls used Twitter to attack liberals, conservatives and news media
-Journalists Resource



Russia organized 2 sides of a Texas protest and encouraged 'both sides to battle in the streets'
-Business Insider







Russian troll factory paid US activists to help fund protests during election
-The Guardian



Russian trolls created Facebook events seen by more than 300,000 users
-CNN



After FBI tip, Facebook says it uncovered Russian meddling
-CNN



Facebook removes Russian accounts that targeted left-leaning Americans
-Politico



Russian social media accounts sow US election discord – again
-Politico



Russian interference in the 2020 United States elections
-Wikipedia



Facebook, Twitter Suspend Accounts Linked To Russian ‘Troll Factory’ Targeting Left-Leaning Audiences
-CBS News



A guide to Russian ‘demotivator’ memes
-PRI



Biden says Putin will 'pay a price' for 2020 election meddling
-The Hill



There are literally thousands of Russian trolls on US social media. And they’re highly motivated to argue with you, because that’s what they get paid for.






Nearly 1,000 Russian trolls banned from Reddit: Here’s what they posted
-Business Insider



Yep, Russian trolls hit Reddit, too — on r/funny and elsewhere
-Ars Technica



Russian spam accounts are still a big problem for Reddit: At least 89 subs have been targeted by Russian propaganda.
-Engadget



Their tactic is not only to demotivate you by telling you not to support Biden.

They’re also instructed to waste as much of your time and energy as possible.

The idea is that you only have a limited amount of energy. Only a limited amount of fight in you.

They want you to waste all your energy on trying to change a Russian troll’s mind. Of course that will never happen, because they get paid to disagree with you.

It doesn’t matter how obviously right you are, or how obvious their lies are. They will gaslight you and argue with you for hours, to exhaust and frustrate you.

The idea is that it will deplete your will to resist.

Eventually you’ll just give up.

And the next time a Russian troll or a MAGA troll posts lies about Biden, you won’t have the energy to fight back.

After wasting days of your life pointlessly arguing with Russian trolls, you probably won’t bother to argue when you run across an actual American, who could possibly be convinced with good arguments.

Don’t be fooled by Russian trolls masquerading as American lefties.


russian trolls on social media



Bernie Sanders: ‘Democratic Socialist’ Is Just a Synonym for New Deal Liberal
-Intelligencer



AOC and other liberals, minorities gain in U.S. congressional primary races
-Reuters



Liberal

1) favorable to progress or reform, as in political or religious affairs.

2) (often initial capital letter) noting or pertaining to a political party advocating measures of progressive political reform.

3) of, pertaining to, based on, or advocating liberalism, especially the freedom of the individual and governmental guarantees of individual rights and liberties.

4) favorable to or in accord with concepts of maximum individual freedom possible, especially as guaranteed by law and secured by governmental protection of civil liberties.

-Dictionary.com



Fascists use lies as a weapon.

Fascist MAGA trolls claim "liberal" means communism.

Fascist Russian trolls pretending to be American lefties claim "liberal" means capitalism.

But every real American leftie knows that "liberal" means freedom fighter, and that we fight for civil liberties and freedom for all, against fascist tyranny.

That's why all fascists hate liberals, and use the word liberal as a slur against anyone who opposes fascists like Trump.



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