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December 11, 2018

Of Course: French Elite Bothered by Yellow Jacket Uprising, So They Begin Claiming It Was All Just a RUSSIAN Political Operation
Update: Active Shooter Situation Underway In Area of Christmas Market in Strasbourg

This is how it will be going forward -- if you disagree with your Media/Tech Elites, you will be investigated for Conspiracy to Give Aid and Comfort to Russian FaceBook Terrorists.

You motherfuckers have two choices remaining: Reform and repent, or face a full-on revolution.

I'm in the mood for a revolution.

France opened a probe into possible Russian interference behind the country’s Yellow Vest protests, after reports that social-media accounts linked to Moscow have increasingly targeted the movement.

According to the Alliance for Securing Democracy, about 600 Twitter accounts known to promote Kremlin views have begun focusing on France, boosting their use of the hashtag #giletsjaunes, the French name for the Yellow Vest movement. French security services are looking at the situation, Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Sunday in a radio interview with RTL.

The Alliance for Securing Democracy?

Oh, you mean that FakeNews outfit that accuses everyone of being a RUSSIAN PLANT and that just so happens to be funded by leftwing Iranian Pierre Omidyar, aka Bill Kristol's Sugar Daddy.

Alliance for Securing Democracy: This outfit "develops comprehensive strategies to defend against, deter, and raise the costs on Russian and other state actors’ efforts to undermine democracy and democratic institutions." It operates Hamilton 68, a dashboard that tracks Twitter activity tied to allegedly Russian accounts: the site has come under criticism for its sketchy methods and results. Kristol and Chertoff are advisers to ASD; it received a grant of up to $300,000 in 2017 from Democracy Fund.

Strange how Buzzfeed and France24 began pushing a similar line, that FaceBook's algorithm is to blame (and they must of course change their algorithm to prevent this from happening again) within a day of each other.

Whenever the news isn't the way our FakeNews Elite don't like, they immediately gin up a pressure campaign to get their tech giant friends to change things so that the Deplorables can't be riled up.

Back to this Bloomberg publicity tour for Pierre Omidyar's Dossier:

Russia has been criticized for using social media to influence elections in the U.S. and elsewhere. Attempts to use fake news reports and cyberattacks to undercut the 2017 campaign of French President Emmanuel Macron failed, but Russian-linked sites have pushed questionable reports of a mutiny among police, and of officers' support for the protests.

"An investigation is now underway," Le Drian said. "I will not make comments before the investigation has brought conclusions."

The Twitter accounts monitored by the alliance usually feature U.S. or British news. But the French protests "have been at or near the top" of their activity for at least a week, according to Bret Schafer, the alliance's Washington-based social media analyst. "That's a pretty strong indication that there is interest in amplifying the conflict"f or audiences outside France.

The Alliance for Securing Democracy is a unit of the German Marshall Fund of the U.S., which monitors pro-Kremlin activity.

Yes, and Pierre Omidyar as well.

The article does go on to note actual clickbaity FakeNews being pumped out by RussiaToday and Sputnik, but, uhhh... how does this distinguish them from the Non-RUSSIAN media?

They literally all lie, using the same techniques, and make splashily false claims on Twitter and write clickbait headlines to get hits.

Gunfire in Strasbourg; Four People Reportedly Shot (But Claims Vary):

A man has opened fire in Strasbourg's town center, hitting several people. He is currently at large.

"Serious public security event happening in Strasbourg. Residents are asked to remain in their homes. More information to come, following word from authorities."

"Avoid the area around the police headquarters."

This is obviously all fake. France has punishing gun laws so this is of course impossible.

This must all be staged by RUSSIANS

Update: This tweet says the shootings occurred in the vicinity of a Christmas Market -- which has been a favorite site for terrorist attacks in the past 3 years.

But the tweet he links for that has been deleted.

Looking at the twitter feed, he is not posting updates about the shooting, which one would expect of a resident relaying what he's hearing. He posted the video that I already linked, which I got from LeFig, and has now deleted that tweet.

I'm growing doubtful about this claim.

Nope-- the Independent says the shootings occurred at a Christmas Market.

Most recent claims are one person killed, and either six, nine, or ten injured.

No one has said the shooter has been caught yet.

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