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January 02, 2019

New York Times "Reporter" Spoke At Meeting Organized by Democrat Dirty Tricks Operation Where Other Speakers Revealed Plan to Inject Fake Russian Bots Into Campaign to Hurt Roy Moore

Jee, I don't understand why CNN and the rest of the mainstream media don't want to report on actual Conspiracy to Interfere in an Election.

This is from BuzzFeed, by the way.

I notice the NeverTrump crew who squawks the loudest about "Russian interference" -- people like David French and Jonah Goldberg -- aren't super-interested in discussing this story either.

Last week the New York Times revealed that money from tech billionaire Reid Hoffman was used to run a small disinformation "experiment" aimed at helping Democrat Doug Jones win last year's Alabama special Senate election. That resulted in Facebook suspending five accounts and Hoffman issuing an apology.

But left unmentioned in the Times story was that one of its authors learned about the Alabama campaign when he spoke at an off-the-record meeting organized by the same group who ran the operation. A copy of a confidential report about the Alabama effort, obtained by BuzzFeed News, raises new questions about whether the project was -- as the Times said -- an "experiment," or whether it was a straightforward Democratic attempt to replicate the model of the Russian Internet Research Agency.

Scott Shane, a Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times national security reporter, was one of a handful of speakers at a meeting held in Washington in early September by American Engagement Technologies, according to an agenda obtained by BuzzFeed News. AET is run by Mikey Dickerson, who previously served in the Obama administration. The organization received $750,000 in funding that originated with Hoffman and spent approximately $100,000 of that on what was dubbed "Project Birmingham."

During the meeting, Dickerson and Sara Hudson, a former Justice Department employee who now works for a company partly funded by Hoffman, detailed the results of their attempt to use social media and online ads to suppress Republican votes, "enrage" Democratic voters to help with turnout, and execute a "false flag" to hurt the campaign of Republican Roy Moore.

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The report provided to Shane and others at the meeting boasts of the campaign's effectiveness and positions itself as a serious effort to influence 650,000 Alabama voters. It does not use the word "experiment" to describe the effort.

The people who conspired to interfere with our sacred democracy have claimed that that this "experiment" was designed to be so "small" as to have, by design, no actual impact on the election at all.

"A serious effort to influence 650,000 Alabama voters" does not sound like something so small that it is designed to have no impact at all.

It sounds like a bona fide effort to interfere in an election.

And the New York Times knew about this last September, but only got around to mentioning it last week.

The New York Times also pushed the group's claims as if it endorsed them, claiming it was merely an experiment and couldn't have affected anything because a mere $100,000 was spent on the effort.

Even though they previously hyped up Russians spending $100,000 for FaceBook ads in a national (not state) election as being very, very important indeed.






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