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#Schumershutdown is being promoted by Russian bots

Posted by on Jan. 22, 2018 at 1:44 PM
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#Schumershutdown is being promoted by Russian bots
Posted about 2 hours ago by Narjas Zatat in news
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Russian bots have struck again – this time wading into the war of words over who is responsible for the US government shutdown.

At midnight on Friday the senate failed to reach an agreement over the budget, the hashtag #SchumerShutdown quickly spread across Twitter on Sunday night.

The term 'Schumer Shutdown' was used by Trump and the White House, and later Twitter accounts used the hashtag to assign blame to Democrat senators, among them New York's Chuck Schumer, for the shutdown, following the example of the President.










While Trump blamed the Democrats for putting politics above their country, Democrats blamed Trump for rejecting bipartisan compromise deals. New York Democrat senator Chuck Schumer referred to it on the Senate floor as the "Trump Shutdown":

The blame should crash entirely on President Trump's shoulders.

This will be called the Trump shutdown.

This will be called the Trump shutdown because there is no one, no one, who deserves the blame for the position we find ourselves in than President Trump.

It turns out the #SchumerShutdown narrative is seemingly being pushed by Russian bots.

Advocacy group Alliance for Securing Democracy, led by former national security officials discovered that #SchumerShutdown became the top trending hashtag promoted by accounts connected to Russia, Huffington Post first reported.

The hashtag was used 738 times by Russian-oriented accounts in the last 48 hours, according to data from the organisation.

The group, which monitors “600 Twitter accounts that are linked to Russian influence campaigns” found that the hashtag #ReleasetheMemo –relating to a memo about the FBI and the department of Justice – was the second most promoted at that time.

Republicans blame the shutdown on Schumer and his insistence for a compromise on keeping the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which protects undocumented immigrants brought to the US as children.

https://www.indy100.com/article/schumershutdown-hashtag-pushed-russian-bots-chuck-us-government-shutdown-republicans-8172271
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billsfan1104
by Emerald Member on Jan. 22, 2018 at 1:46 PM
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Bots bots bots. Hahahahahahahah. You guys are so damn gullible.
GrettieMeh
by Silver Member on Jan. 22, 2018 at 1:48 PM

I read that a day ago, and it's not surprising.  It amused me given how many parrot it.

Reading.Rainbow
by Sif on Jan. 22, 2018 at 1:50 PM
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Quoting billsfan1104: Bots bots bots. Hahahahahahahah. You guys are so damn gullible.

Gullible how ?

Bots is short for robotic, meaning computer based programming.

GrettieMeh
by Silver Member on Jan. 22, 2018 at 1:54 PM
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Quoting billsfan1104: Bots bots bots. Hahahahahahahah. You guys are so damn gullible.

If you don't believe in bots and malware, by all means, disable your firewall and virus checker.  

There is plenty of proof and information out there proving the cyber activity of Russia.

LittleLizette
by Silver Member on Jan. 22, 2018 at 2:06 PM
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Oh my god, yes.  The Russians use bots to try and influence democratic governments.  Do you read anything outside of right wing media?  Do you know anything at all about the history of the Soviet Union?  Current Russia and Putin?  All of Europe understand how Putin is working to disrupt democracies.  

Twitter uncovered over 50,000 Russian bots being used during the 2016 election.  Facebook admitted that Russia’s opened fake accounts to try and push fake news to effect the election.  

Are people so out of touch that they can’t understand the New Russian propaganda machine has gone high tech? 

Fox News reported the most popular hashtags pushed by Russian bots were #syria, #maga, #russia, Ukraine, Turkey, Obamagate, 

Yes, Russia is still here. 

Quoting billsfan1104: Bots bots bots. Hahahahahahahah. You guys are so damn gullible.


LittleLizette
by Silver Member on Jan. 22, 2018 at 2:07 PM
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Can you believe the ignorance? 

Quoting Reading.Rainbow:


Quoting billsfan1104: Bots bots bots. Hahahahahahahah. You guys are so damn gullible.

Gullible how ?

Bots is short for robotic, meaning computer based programming.


ashellbell
by shellbark on Jan. 22, 2018 at 2:08 PM
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You know they don’t mean actual “robots” that move around and make you tea? yes? Do you understand malware and robotic programming? Spam?

Quoting billsfan1104: Bots bots bots. Hahahahahahahah. You guys are so damn gullible.
billsfan1104
by Emerald Member on Jan. 22, 2018 at 2:10 PM
Yes. I do know what it means.
I just don’t believe that it means Russia influenced anything


Quoting ashellbell: You know they don’t mean actual “robots” that move around and make you tea? yes? Do you understand malware and robotic programming? Spam?

Quoting billsfan1104: Bots bots bots. Hahahahahahahah. You guys are so damn gullible.
couture-mommy
by 8.21.1831 on Jan. 22, 2018 at 2:10 PM
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Do you literally know how many bots are on Twitter?
I use Twitter DAILY.
They are out in full force and they are easily spotted by black Twitter as well.

Open your eyes.

Quoting billsfan1104: Bots bots bots. Hahahahahahahah. You guys are so damn gullible.
GrayDuck41
by on Jan. 22, 2018 at 2:11 PM
Yah
🙁
And she’s defending Russia now.


Quoting LittleLizette:

Can you believe the ignorance? 

Quoting Reading.Rainbow:

Quoting billsfan1104: Bots bots bots. Hahahahahahahah. You guys are so damn gullible.

Gullible how ?

Bots is short for robotic, meaning computer based programming.

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