Have you ever had a niggling feeling that the liberal trolls that only ever show up on conservative news and commentary sites to blast them are actually bought and paid for? Apparently, some of them are.
The Stream has compiled a heap of evidence from various media sources and press releases exposing a Hillary Clinton SuperPAC that has spent $6 million dollars hiring liberal social media trolls to help Hillary win.
These trolls have three key jobs:
— Heap social media sites with an abundance of pro-Hillary propaganda. Trolls even create multiple anonymous accounts in order to make it look like Hillary has more supporters.
— Viciously attack anyone who says anything against Hillary. In one case, a Hillary staffer was even exposed for posing as Hillary's legal team and threatening anti-Hillary commentators with legal action for slander.
— Pose as supporters for the opposition, then be blatantly offensive and combative to give people a false impression of what that opponent's supporters are like.
Craft Media/Digital chief executive Brian Donahue explained how insidious the Correct the Record paid trolling program is, saying, "It is meant to appear to be coming organically from people and their social media networks in a groundswell of activism, when in fact it is highly paid and highly tactical. That is what the Clinton campaign has always been about. It runs the risk of being exactly what their opponents accuse them of being: a campaign that appears to be populist but is a smokescreen that is paid and brought to you by lifetime political operatives and high-level consultants.”
Bernie Sanders supporters were a target of Hillary's trolls as well during his forced-to-fail campaign. Trolls posed as Sanders supporters and acted racist, sexist, and aggressive toward Hillary supporters in order to give a skewed impression of what Sanders supporters are like.
And this tactic by Hillary has been going on since 2007, back when a self-identified internet "mafia" was tasked with using anonymous online accounts to "destroy Republicans."
What do you think of this?