Skip to comments.One of the busiest websites in the U.S. in 2016 regularly linked to Russia propaganda
Posted on 11/13/2017 6:36:28 AM PST by Celerity
By July 2016, according to the analysis site SimilarWeb, Matt Drudges link-aggregation site Drudge Report was the second-most-visited on the Internet in the United States. Over the course of the month the month of the Republican and Democratic presidential conventions and the month of the leak of emails stolen from the Democratic National Committee SimilarWeb estimates that Drudge had 1,472,220,000 page views. Thats 1.4 billion, the equivalent of 47 views of the Drudge Report every second of every minute that month.
Being the second-most-visited site, incidentally, means that Drudge had more page views than Yahoo, Disney (including ABC and ESPN) and Time Warner. It had more than the New York Times and The Washington Post, combined with enough space left over to also outpace Hearst.
By December, Drudge had fallen to third, the position it had held for most of 2016. That month, though, the number of page views had climbed to 1.83 billion. Thats as though 58 people loaded Drudge Report every second that month.
Translated into universally accessible terms, the Drudge Report was a traffic behemoth during the 2016 election. And every time the page was loaded last year (and today, should you visit), there were two direct links to the conspiracy-theory-hawking site Infowars.
To be fair, those two links were included in the long list of links to news websites and pundits at the bottom of the Drudge homepage. But over the course of the campaign, Drudge was also not shy about linking directly to individual stories at Infowars, as well as RT and Sputnik News, both content-sharing arms of the Russian government.
[After RT forced to register as foreign agent in U.S., Russia says it will retaliate]
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“There’s a Russian in my soup!”
Trying to destroy Drudge. They have been trying to destroy him for years. IMO, he is destroying himself anyway. Just an observation from the sidelines, he used to be more Conservative. Not so much anymore.
“Matt Drudges link-aggregation site”
Hey look, after at least a decade (or two) someone finally got it right!
Do they mean linked, as in hypertext? Hahaha.
(Said in the same spirit as “Wiped? Like with a cloth?”)
They’re russian to judgement.
So says the Washington ComPost. (Communist Post)
I have Russian salad dressing in my refrigerator!
I have yet to hear a liberal explain to me what Drudge Report is.
Yet they understand what the Drudge Retort is.
OH NOEZ! Some of Drudges links went to RUSSIAN news sites!!!!! And some of Drudges readers VOTED FOR TRUMP! Collusion!!! They caught us. Every time you click on a Drudge link you get a tiny package of Russian uranium sent to your home. One day all the Trump voters are gonna meet outside the CNN building and BOOM. There should be camps to put away these racist Trump voters....
Look! Theres a Russian hiding behind that tree!
The Washington Post is itself a propaganda organ of the Democrat Party. It pushes the leftist agenda every way it can.
Drudge links to WaPo, too, eh?
Is it against the law to link to Russian news sites? If so, I must have missed that.
Drudge is a super secret KGB agent with direct orders from Putin. /s
As opposed to the Washington Compost website, which is linked to Communist and Islamic Terrorist Propaganda
I prefer RT or Pravda to the NY Slimes and Washington Compost any day of the century
All the liberal newspapers put together don’t get the hits Drudge gets. THAT’S their real problem with Drudge...
I had a turd this morning that looked like Stalin. Should I be worried?
- asking for a friend.
He’s also linked before to the American government propaganda sites of NPR and PBS.
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