Okay, so apparently Twitter bots from Russia (or Republicans) are tweeting some more propaganda.
#NoMenMidterms and #HERstory hashtags are being pushed by obvious troll accounts.
Notice the Republican trope of using the word “Democrat” when referring to the Democratic Party (instead of Democrats with an “s” on the end). And then there’s the conservative fixation on George Soros, and LOL, “the Matriarchy”. Also, the notable usage of weaponized identity politics. (Do I even need to address the comic sans font?)
And most of the accounts pushing these hashtags have fewer than 100 followers, and are recently created (but older accounts may have been literal “sleeper” accounts).
So anyway, this is where we’re at right now. GOP bots, Russian bots and “sup guy find more here” bots spreading like crazy on social media. Please be wary of the media you consume. Some of it is propaganda.
This is probably a bad time for Republicans to be blocking funds for states to strengthen their election systems, right? I mean, it’s almost like Republicans WANT to spread misinformation and have lower voter turnout in November.
This may have started out as a “joke” on 4Chan, but it’s only gonna get worse (and more sophisticated and harder to detect) as we get closer to November.
Forewarned is forearmed ‘nstuff.
Big UPs to @reagan-was-a-horrible-president for catching this.
Spread the word.
FYI the other memes they’re brewing are essentially saying that believing in the Russian cyberwar/election interference is equivalent with wanting a war against Russia. In addition, they’re trying to start a fake movement to bring the draft for women, that’s tied into this “Russian war” misinformation campaign.
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