Cybersecurity Experts Planted Russian Bots as False Flag Against Judge Moore Senate Run in 2017--Ask Congress Why No Jail Time and Who Else Did They Do This Too?
Here's some articles to research for yourself:
Daily Caller 12-21-2018
"The head of the firm behind a report on ongoing Russian influence campaigns in the United States was part of a Democratic project to create fake Russian bots ahead of the Alabama special election in December 2017.
The chief executive of cybersecurity firm New Knowledge, Jonathan Morgan, was one of the operatives on a self-described “false flag” operation meant to link Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore to Russian bots in order to boost his Democratic opponent, now-Sen. Doug Jones. The project sought to spread misinformation about foreign interference in an American election.
Morgan’s firm also recently authored a report on that very topic for the Senate Intelligence Committee.
New York Times 12-19-2018
"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. 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.
“We orchestrated an elaborate ‘false flag’ operation that planted the idea that the Moore campaign was amplified on social media by a Russian botnet,” the report says."
Jeff Giesea 12-27-2018
BREAKING: Here’s The After-Action Report From the Alabama Senate Disinformation Campaign
The following is a leaked copy of the secret after-action report from the Alabama Senate disinfo campaign known as Project Birmingham. The New York Times broke the story in a December 19 article. The Times article refers to this report, but it hasn’t been publicly available until now. The images have been tweaked to remove watermarks and metadata.
UPDATE: A January 6 Washington Post article corroborates the authenticity of these documents. It says the entire document is 12 pages, labeled “Project Birmingham Debrief,” and dated Dec. 15, 2017. Six pages are listed below, which means six pages are missing. (When I received the leak I wasn’t sure how complete it was.) The New York Times and Washington Post have copies of the full report but have not shared it with the public.
Secret campaign to use Russian-inspired tactics in 2017 Ala. election stirs anxiety for Democrats 1-6-2019 Washington Post
Project Birmingham got its funding from Internet billionaire Reid Hoffman, who emerged as a leading underwriter of Democratic causes after the 2016 election. While acknowledging his money ended up paying for Project Birmingham, Hoffman said he did not know how his funds were used until details began to emerge in the New York Times and The Post.
Hoffman gave $750,000 to a progressive technology start-up called American Engagement Technologies — founded by Mikey Dickerson, a former Obama administration official — that aimed to help Democrats, according to a person familiar with the finances who spoke on the condition of anonymity. This person said Dickerson used $100,000 of that to hire New Knowledge, a Texas-based social media research firm, to work in Alabama in support of Jones during the special election in December 2017.
Really the Washington Post title above is appropriate because there is reason to believe all the talk about Russia Russia is a disinformation campaign made by corrupt companies such as New Knowledge. That maybe why President Trump is wanting to know more about Crowdstrike...