Democrats found to have made false claims about Russian bots pushing the #ReleaseTheMemo tweets
Over the past few days, journalists and Democratic politicians have pushed the idea that Russian bots and trolls influenced #ReleaseTheMemo, the viral social media campaign aimed at forcing the release of a four-page report put together by Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee alleging abuses related to the Steele dossier and secret surveillance warrants.The Democrats have resorted to McCarty type tactics in trying to defend the so far indefensible actions of the FBI and DOJ in abusing the FISA process to spy on a political opponent. In doing so they are insulting the intelligence of patriotic Americans who simply want to know the truth about what was done to get teh FISA warrants against the Trump campaign.
But that claim — which culminated in a letter that two Democratic lawmakers sent to Twitter and Facebook on Tuesday — appears to be off base.
The Daily Beast reports Twitter’s internal analytics show that #ReleaseTheMemo was largely pushed not by Russian troll farms but instead by red-blooded Americans.