As one should expect given the NeoMcCarthyist hysteria floating about these days, Russian bots are in fact not the major reason for various populist upheavals over the last few years. This regarding Brexit
"The Brexit nullification project was dealt a major blow yesterday as Twitter revealed the numbers behind the much-vaunted “Russian meddling” narrative promoted by Remain campaigners and the establishment media...
"'...Forty-nine such accounts were active during the referendum campaign, which represents less than 0.005% of the total number of accounts that tweeted about the referendum.
"'These accounts collectively posted 942 tweets, representing less than 0.02% of the total tweets posted about the referendum during the campaign. These tweets cumulatively were retweeted 461 times and were liked 637 times.'"
And of course the whole #ReleaseTheMemo thing was blamed on Russian bots to by the likes of Adam Schiff. Turns out, according to Twitter itself, that shockingly, Republicans were behind it.
Gee, who would have thunk it?
This establishment Leftwing and neoconservative view (many on the dissident Left, like Glenn Greenwald know this is all BS) seems to be that absolutely nothing is wrong and the only reason anyone is upset is because of the evil Russia (which is so evil now presumably because they are no longer communist). It's a complete joke and I just can't understand how anyone could not see through it.
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