Alabama Dems Used Russia-Style 'False Flag' Facebook Ad Campaign To Hurt Roy Moore https://t.co/9VJENRs1YP— zerohedge (@zerohedge) January 7, 2019
Turns out there was another Democratic false flag operation targeting Roy Moore in the Alabama Senate race. And no one seems to know if that's the end of it. From NYT: 'Posing as Prohibitionists, 2nd Effort Used Online Fakery in Alabama Race.' https://t.co/iHcKdamxVE— Byron York (@ByronYork) January 7, 2019
...The discovery of Dry Alabama, the second so-called false flag operation by Democrats in the fiercely contested Alabama race, underscores how dirty tricks on social media are creeping into American politics. The New York Times reported last month on a separate project that used its own bogus conservative Facebook page and sent a horde of Russian-looking Twitter accounts to follow Mr. Moore’s to make it appear as if he enjoyed Russian support.....
The first of the Alabama efforts was funded by Reid Hoffman, the billionaire co-founder of LinkedIn, who apologized and said he had been unaware of the project and did not approve of the underhanded methods. The second was funded by two Virginia donors who wanted to defeat Mr. Moore — a former judge accused of pursuing sexual relationships with underage girls — according to a participant who would speak about the secret project only on the condition of anonymity and who declined to name the funders.
The two projects each received $100,000, funneled in both cases through the same organization: Investing in Us, which finances political operations in support of progressive causes....
Political social media trickery of this sort is usually well hidden and hard to detect without help from an insider, so it’s difficult to say how common it has become. Some political veterans warn that without new laws or regulations explicitly outlawing fraudulent social media tactics, both parties may feel pressure to use them simply to stay competitive.
LinkedIn Co-Founder Apologizes for Deception in Alabama Senate Race... Dec. 26, 2018
Facebook Closes 5 Accounts Tied to Russia-Like Tactics in Alabama Senate Race... Dec. 22, 2018
Doug Jones ‘Outraged’ by Russian-Style Tactics Used in His Senate Race... Dec. 20, 2018
Secret Experiment in Alabama Senate Race Imitated Russian Tactics... Dec. 19, 2018
Democrats ran a false flag campaign against Roy Moore and blamed it on Russia— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) December 28, 2018
LinkedIn’s founder paid $100k to fund it
They called the secret plot “Project Birmingham”
CNN has completely refused to report on this story
We now know the Democrats “Project Birmingham” was funded $100k by Reid Hoffman of LinkedIn to buy Twitter bots and set up fake GOP Facebook sites and blame it all on Russia to attack Roy Moore and swing the Alabama Senate race but just don’t call it a conspiracy— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) December 28, 2018
The media freaked out about Russian election interference of $100K, but are censoring the story of how the left manipulated the Roy Moore Senate race for same amount. It was all funded by a @Microsoft board member. Why should we should trust them? https://t.co/1XxQdFGpYS— Brent Bozell (@BrentBozell) January 2, 2019
Progressive Democrats used a second bogus Facebook page to wage a campaign of disinformation against former Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore. https://t.co/07ZeucNVkn— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) January 7, 2019
Democrats tried to sabotage Roy Moore with second fake Facebook campaign during Alabama election https://t.co/WUJok3hjel— TheBlaze (@theblaze) January 8, 2019
A 2nd false-flag campaign against Judge Roy Moore is revealed, suggesting that voters need to up their media-literacy game, and fast. The era of deep fakes is already upon us, and we better get good at it, says @nickgillespie. https://t.co/ckb8n3HafK— reason (@reason) January 7, 2019
Was there any relationship between the disinfo/smear efforts against Roy Moore vs Kavanaugh?— Jeff Giesea🌿 (@jeffgiesea) January 7, 2019
I spoke to an Alabama blogger yesterday who pointed out that the sexual misconduct accusations were remarkably similar.