A new revelation has just been made about the FBI investigation into the alleged Russian ties to Trump and the 2016 election.
The McClatchy DC Bureau is now reporting the investigation has broadened its reach to include far-right news sites, such as Breitbart, Info Wars, and yes, the Angry Patriot.
The feds are now claiming the Russians set up “bots” to circulate stories on social media to blitz citizens with information that was favorable for Trump.
According to the report, the FBI is trying to figure out if “far-right” websites worked in conjunction with the Russians to ensure the distribution plan was properly carried out.
So, what is the reason for this link?
The FBI is looking at circulation numbers for these publications and making note of the increase in page views during the election cycle.
For instance, Breitbart claimed it had over 300 million page views over the course of a month in mid-November. Of course they did — the election was going on!
Every online publication was up in page views because today’s voters use social media to get their news, either via Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, etc…
My question would be if they are looking at sites like Occupy Democrats to see how their numbers looked during that same time period! I would be willing to bet dollars to donuts their numbers were just as high, if not higher, than conservative sites.
You see, there is the one really big problem with this idiotic accusation by the feds… all these sites are controlled by liberals! The two major players in the social media game are Twitter and Facebook, and if anything, they were running filters to penalize conservative sites.
It is bad enough Obama’s shadow operatives are trying to undermine Trump’s presidency, but now they are going after private citizens as well.
This is Democrat overreach at its finest, and it must stop. While I cannot speak for other publications, I can assure the federal government our publication did NOT engage in any nefarious activities with the Russians!
They need to come to grips with the fact accusations such as this and the constant overreach are what got Trump elected, not some hair-brained, made-up scandal with the Russians.
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