And, of course, the media has hammered us continually about Russian political campaign ads being placed on social media in America during election season, principally Facebook and Twitter, and the fact that even Facebook admits some one hundred and twenty six million Americans may have seen them. This has led to Congressional hearings where the general counsels of both Facebook and Twitter appeared before a Senate committee to explain what happened.
The only problem is that the "smoking gun" that some disgruntled Senators sought wasn't there. In fact, a large portion of what was presented was anti-Trump, not in opposition to Hillary. You won't find much of this on the mainstream media, of course, for it doesn't match their agenda. But World Net Daily, an excellent internet news site founded and operated by Joseph Farah, a long-time American journalist, covered it today.
What was learned from the hearings concluded recently was that Hillary did face some Russian-generated ads which were posted on both Facebook and Twitter. But, surprisingly to some, a significant percentage of ads in opposition to the Trump campaign were also placed. This is just the tip of the iceberg, however, and what followed next was the revelation that immediately following the election a high volume of anti-Trump ads were then placed through an agency called the Internet Research Agency (a Russian entity) on both sites as well.
Both Facebook General Counsel Colin Stretch and Twitter General Counsel Sean Edgett provided the testimony. And it became clear from questioning that neither saw the ads as being designed to destroy either campaign. They were designed to create chaos among the American people over the election, something that has certainly happened. And in particular regard to the President after the election, Stretch explained that in the case of Trump, the after-the-election ads were designed to question his legitimacy as President.
Chaos and destruction of legitimacy by creating doubts is an old propaganda trick that the old KGB used effectively in the days of the Soviet Union. And with a former key operative of the KGB now running modern day Russia, this makes perfect sense for what was done. My question now is who were the go-betweens for the Russians and did they actually pay for the chaos? Was GPS Fusion involved? And why didn't Facebook and Twitter question the Russian organization's ads considering the country it represents? America needs to know. The taint of something fishy here is strong.
Meanwhile, the media drones on with it's garbage of nothingness supported by nothing while the dangers to America are never discussed. Diversions rule the day in their world; it's just what they do. It's time to clean out more than the swamp; it's time to clean out the media as well.