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Revealed: rightwing firm posed as leftist group on Facebook to divide Democrats

pauldun170

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Nothing new as this stuff has been revealed before.

Stuff like this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the power and influence of these shit stain firms.
If Facebook were to drop from the face of the earth they would simply shift to alternate mediums and strategies. Since their is a lot of money to made, this is going to get worse especially now that they are refining their methods.
 

nickqt

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Nothing new as this stuff has been revealed before.

Stuff like this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the power and influence of these shit stain firms.
If Facebook were to drop from the face of the earth they would simply shift to alternate mediums and strategies. Since their is a lot of money to made, this is going to get worse especially now that they are refining their methods.
I mean, at least the government isn't doing like it used to?



 

ivwshane

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Facebook is practically begging lawmakers to help them and give them direction according to the article.
 
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uclaLabrat

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Heh. Where do you guys think the whole "Poor Bernie! So cheated!" campaign came from, anyway?
538 made a pretty decent argument about why he lost, independent of the reach of the democratic party, but esky drove home the argument if how ridiculous it was that bernie never got a chance to win the general election because he couldn't win the primary election.
 

pmv

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So will there be any comeback on the FEC for apparently failing at its job?

(Sounds to me like it needs a bit of a revamp to cope with the internet-era)
 
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cytg111

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Mar 17, 2008
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So be an uninformed sheeple. Good little boy.
Uninformed of Russian psyops propaganda?
To be honest, most people know of the syndrome, the aftermath, of swallowing such a load, line sinker all that… We see it every day when you post. And we all cry a little. That poor poor man. Rest his mind.
 

Matt390

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The headline isnt what's newsworthy. The dirty trick of promoting a more extreme candidate of the other side is well known in American politics. What is newsworthy is someone lied to the FEC when they came a knockin for failure to register. FEC usually only gives out fines for paperwork errors, buy lying to them makes this a lot more interesting.
 

Matt390

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So will there be any comeback on the FEC for apparently failing at its job?

(Sounds to me like it needs a bit of a revamp to cope with the internet-era)

Its a government agency, so the rule is no they wont.

It being done on the internet isn't the problem here. A bunch of SCOTUS cases, including Citizens United, made it so that money flows outside candidates and official party organizations because independent expenditures are unlimited, while donations to candidates and parties are not.
 

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