Skip to comments.Facebook suspends accounts tied to Dem disinformation scheme in Alabama race (Roy Moore)
Posted on 12/25/2018 9:02:26 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum
Facebook suspended five accounts linked to Democratic operatives who engaged in coordinated inauthentic behavior in a bid to steer votes away from Alabama Republican Roy Moore during last years special Senate election.
The announcement comes following a New York Times report last week that exposed the scheme, in which the users created a Facebook page and imitated conservative Alabamians who werent satisfied with the Republican candidate while encouraging others to write in another candidate. Moore, whose campaign ultimately was clouded by allegations of sexual misconduct with teenage girls while he was in his 30s, ended up losing the race to Democrat Doug Jones.
Weve recently removed five accounts run by multiple individuals for engaging in coordinated inauthentic behavior on Facebook around the Alabama special election, and our investigation is ongoing, Facebook said in a statement. We take a strong stand against people or organizations that create networks of accounts to mislead others about who they are or what theyre doing.
The scheme also involved creating thousands of fake Russian accounts on Twitter that began following Moore. This effort attracted attention from local and national media, falsely suggesting Russia was backing Moores candidacy.
Russian invasion? Roy Moore sees spike in Twitter followers from land of Putin, read the headline of an article at The Montgomery Advertiser, just months before the election night. Other outlets shortly picked up the story.
The Washington Post, meanwhile, pointed out that the Moore campaign accused the Jones campaign and Democratic operatives of pulling a political stunt on Twitter and alerting friends in the media.
Jones said last week that he was "outraged" over the New York Times report and wants a federal investigation over the project.
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Hey, Rob Reiner, et al?
WHO’S THE THREAT to “our Democracy”?
Wow. A whole five accounts. Amazing. And of course the Facebook dorks assure us that they have taken care of the problem completely.
We beed a new descriptor to even come close to encompassing the depth of lies perped by progressives cess pools such as Facebook.
Sacrificial lambs to “prove” Facebook isn’t just shutting down conservative sites.
If Doug Jones were honest, he would step down and call for new elections.
yeah but when commies do it it’s justified nothing will happen..no Mueller probe into Jones finances, his associates, etc..all he has to say is IM OUTRAGED and the story is pretty much dead
And some people thought that Lying bitch Washington Post reporter Stephanie McCrummen was just covering the news. No, she was deliberately dragging up lying kook bitches to smear Roy Moore *BECAUSE* a Senate seat could make or break Legislation.
Gullible people were played, and the Democrats won that seat because their media-weapon system convinced people on our side to stab Moore in the back.
...as a courtesy, new accounts were established under different names, and VIP service offered to port over all the old data and forward incoming traffic to the old accounts. And a heartfelt thanks was given for their noble service. GoFundMe accounts were established, funded and cashed in to launder their bonus checks, and they were offered massages </sarcasm>
I see they wasted no time in getting to the bottom of it. /s
My sympathies to Judge Roy Moore, who seems like a good person. He will never get his reputation back as it was before his last campaign. I’m still surprised at how many preventable mistakes were made by Moore, his campaign advisor and even his wife.
My guess is he didn’t expect it would be so difficult. After all, everyone in the state of Alabama knew him as a Chief Justice of long standing. He became cocky and over confident. Moore didn’t expect this to become a national event, as many tight campaigns will do here lately.
Wait! That’s not “who they are!”
Oh yes they are. Relentless, ruthless and without ethics, morals or conscience.
No who is going to jail?
How many more times will the left pull these stunts and only get called out after the damage is done?
And scumbag fb can claim they are not biased because; "look!, we caught these guys and made a huuuge impact on them".
“If Doug Jones were honest..”
Unfortunately, it wouldn’t be surprising at all to find out that Jone’s campaign was directly involved in this. Politicians. Yuck..
So, did FB provide all the pertinent info, including the IP addresses and identities of those involved?
Doesn’t matter, the damage was done. Facebook will keep doing what it has been doing and when caught will make a meaningless jester.
It the senate were ‘honest’ they’d unseat him.
Where does it say Roy Moore didnt like the young girls when he was in his 30s? I think that was what steered people away from him, not Russian bots on Facebook.
So, the leftwad swine at fakebook are trying to create plausible deniability.
This likely went higher up the Democrat food chain than Jones campaign.
This was organized by someone at the national level
When do we find out it was used in several campaigns in November?
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