Kremlin-backed support for Donald Trump’s candidacy over social media began much earlier than previously known, a new analysis of Twitter data shows. Russian Twitter accounts posing as Americans began lavishing praise on Mr. Trump and attacking his rivals within weeks after he announced his bid for the presidency in June 2015.
Not weeks. Days. As I said on this blog immediately. And people called me crazy but that’s ok.
Kevin Drum takes a stab at some of the reasons why they might have chosen to back this gadfly so early in the primary season:It was just a test. Social media manipulation was new to the Russians too, and they figured Trump might make an interesting test of how effective it could be.
I don’t know who this Kevin Drum is but he’s insanely dumb. Social media manipulation was new to the Russians in 2015? What is this loser smoking? Jeez.
The simple truth of the matter is that Putin supported Trump from day one because Trump is a copy of Putin. They say the same things. They believe the same things. They share the same lifestyle. They belong to the same class of billionaires. That’s all there is to it.
And Kevin Drum should die of shame for being a gabby little airhead.