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Mon Aug 12, 2019, 07:55 PM

NBC Blames Russia for Drawing Attention to Racist Incidents


by Dave DeCamp Posted on August 12, 2019

NBC news ran a story titled, "Russia-linked Twitter accounts promoted ‘doxxing’ over racial tension videos." The article claims some videos that went viral on twitter featuring confrontations between white people and minorities would not have been so popular if it wasn’t for some "Russia-linked" twitter accounts.

The first incident the story mentions is from October 2018, when a white woman was caught on video calling the police on a 9-year-old black boy in Brooklyn, NY. The woman told police the boy sexually assaulted her. Surveillance video from the store the incident occurred in showed that the boy’s backpack just brushed the woman’s backside. The video is rather shocking, the boy who was accused of assaulting the woman is seen crying with his family as the woman is on the phone with 911.

But according to NBC this video only became viral because of the Russia-linked twitter accounts. The NBC article said, "Clemson University researchers have found those videos received instrumental early social media promotion from inauthentic accounts, some of which have since been removed by Twitter and linked by US intelligence to Russia’s efforts to stoke racial tensions in America."

One of the researchers said, "It’s clear in several examples that some of these stories would never have gone viral without the influence of Russian disinformation."

The video was posted on Facebook by Jason Littlejohn, the man who caught the incident on camera. Littlejohn’s video went viral and many major media outlets picked up the story. The NBC article only mentions inauthentic twitter users spreading the video, but Littlejohn’s Facebook video has over eight million views.

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AmandaCMatthews Aug 2019 #1
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RCW2014 Aug 2019 #4
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RCW2014 Aug 2019 #6
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AmandaCMatthews Aug 2019 #11

Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 08:34 PM

1. Oh FFS! Do you have a nervous breakdown in

the condiments aisle every time you go to the grocery store?



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Response to AmandaCMatthews (Reply #1)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 08:37 PM

2. I tried that dressing a year or so ago and it sucked. Nothing like I remember as a kid on

mom's table...

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Response to RCW2014 (Reply #2)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 08:57 PM

3. Im amazed you survived the experience.

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Response to AmandaCMatthews (Reply #3)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 09:00 PM

4. You'd be surprised at my "resilience" , indeed...

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Response to RCW2014 (Reply #4)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 09:06 PM

5. Yes, I bet I would. But I might not call it resillience.

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Response to AmandaCMatthews (Reply #5)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 09:10 PM

6. snatch*

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Response to RCW2014 (Reply #6)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 09:14 PM

7. Get back to me when you can express yourself in

intelligent, concise English.

Until then I’ll just file it under Whatever.

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Response to AmandaCMatthews (Reply #7)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 09:20 PM

8. No, you get back to me when you're worthy of intelligent, concise English. You haven't

proven yourself so far.

Good luck honing those skills.

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Response to RCW2014 (Reply #8)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 09:23 PM

9. Couldnt come up with your own original

response? Typical.

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Response to AmandaCMatthews (Reply #9)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 09:27 PM

10. My response should suffice unless you're just here to play petty little games. With that,

you certainly aren't worth my time.

I have news wires to peruse.

Good night.

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Response to RCW2014 (Reply #10)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 09:53 PM

11. And he takes his hurt fee fees and stomps out

of the room.

Someone PM me if this guy EVER really does come up with something that doesn’t involve Neener neenerism, Russians, or is relevant to something worth discussing.

If that has ever happened in the past, I seem to have missed it.

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