Do I think there was Russian interference in the 2016 election?
Maybe, but I don’t think that it had any substantial effect on the election. Truth is the 2016 election really came down to grassroots, and Crooked Hillary just didn’t have them.
This hasn’t stopped Democrats and Liberals from crowing about Russian hackers, and Russian election meddling for over four years now, but this is beside the point.
Apparently, Facebook saw the signs of this alleged Russian election interference months before anyone else, yet they really didn’t do much about it.
These are the same people who can’t seem to stop talking about Russian hackers, but they allegedly had this info, and they really didn’t care to do too much about it when they saw the signs.
I thought these people were in the business of defending ‘democracy’?
I have said it before, but you know what they say about the dog that barks the loudest……
Here’s what we could dig up on this:
President Biden's inability to hold Russia accountable for their previous cyber attacks has resulted in the largest ransomware attack in HISTORY!
ALL of America should be off-limits from Russian-backed cyber attacks.
— Rep. Elise Stefanik (@RepStefanik) July 7, 2021
It’s really clear, right, that Russian “election interference” was designed to create this kind of existential American panic? There’s no chance that some shoddy Facebook memes had a material impact on any election results, but they’ve clearly paid for themselves many times over https://t.co/mW5CM9k2KT
— fergus (@Desmostylian) June 17, 2021
What happened: The security team “had uncovered information that no one, including the U.S. government, had previously known,” the authors write.
“Stamos felt that he had been trying to sound the alarm on Russia for months.”
Stamos said: “It was well within my remit to investigate foreign activity within the platform. And we had appropriately briefed the people in our reporting chain … It became clear after that that it wasn’t enough.”
At the meeting, “Stamos gave a somber assessment of where they stood, admitting that no one at the company knew the full extent of the Russian election interference,” we learn from “An Ugly Truth.”
“Zuckerberg demanded that the executives get him answers, so they promised to devote their top engineering talent and resources to investigate what Russia had done on the platform.”
In a related story, Newsmax writes:
Former President Donald Trump has announced class-action lawsuits against tech giants Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube parent company Google, over their “unlawful” censorship of him and other conservatives, after the social media giants banned him from posting in the wake of the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.
“We’re demanding an end to the shadow-banning, a stop to the silencing, and a stop to the blacklisting, banishing, and canceling that you know so well,” Trump said during an appearance at his golf resort in Bedminster, New Jersey, Wednesday morning.
“We will prove that this censorship is unlawful, it’s unconstitutional, and it’s completely un-American.”
The actions are being supported by the America First Policy Institute, headed by former Trump officials Linda McMahon and Brooke Rollins, who introduced Trump at the announcement. Axios first reported AFPI’s involvement.