BOMBSHELL: Democrats Used ‘Similarly Deceptive Tactics’ in Senate Race as Russians Used in 2016 Election

By Daily Wire. A new bombshell report released on Wednesday night alleges that Democrats used “similarly deceptive tactics” in the Alabama Senate race last year as Russia used in the 2016 elections.

“The secret project, carried out on Facebook and Twitter, was likely too small to have a significant effect on the race, in which the Democratic candidate it was designed to help, Doug Jones, edged out the Republican, Roy S. Moore,” The New York Times reported.

The Times notes that the methods implored by Democrats concern some who fear that they “taint elections in the United States.”

“The project’s operators created a Facebook page on which they posed as conservative Alabamians, using it to try to divide Republicans and even to endorse a write-in candidate to draw votes from Mr. Moore,” The Times continued. “It involved a scheme to link the Moore campaign to thousands of Russian accounts that suddenly began following the Republican candidate on Twitter, a development that drew national media attention.”

The New York Times obtained an internal report on the Democrat’s operation, which stated it “experimented with many of the tactics now understood to have influenced the 2016 elections.” (Read more from “BOMBSHELL: Democrats Used ‘Similarly Deceptive Tactics’ in Senate Race as Russians Used in 2016 Election” HERE)

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Secret Experiment in Alabama Senate Race Imitated Russian Tactics

By The New York Times. As Russia’s online election machinations came to light last year, a group of Democratic tech experts decided to try out similarly deceptive tactics in the fiercely contested Alabama Senate race, according to people familiar with the effort and a report on its results.

The secret project, carried out on Facebook and Twitter, was likely too small to have a significant effect on the race, in which the Democratic candidate it was designed to help, Doug Jones, edged out the Republican, Roy S. Moore. But it was a sign that American political operatives of both parties have paid close attention to the Russian methods, which some fear may come to taint elections in the United States.

One participant in the Alabama project, Jonathon Morgan, is the chief executive of New Knowledge, a small cyber security firm that wrote a scathing account of Russia’s social media operations in the 2016 election that was released this week by the Senate Intelligence Committee. (Read more from “Secret Experiment in Alabama Senate Race Imitated Russian Tactics” HERE)

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