While many argued at the time GOP candidate Roy Moore lost due to allegations that he may have had sexually inappropriate contact with a teenage girl when he was in his late 20s, the race was nonetheless close and some political analysts thought he should have pulled off a victory anyway (Moore emphatically denied the accusations).
Come to find out, however, thanks to a bombshell report by The New York Times ahead of the Christmas holidays, Jones got an assist from a Democrat-linked “experiment” that involved “Russian-like” social media manipulation and meddling.
One firm involved in the project, New Knowledge, is run by Jonathon Morgan; his company just happens to be the one which “wrote a scathing account of Russia’s social media operations in the 2016 election that was released [recently] by the Senate Intelligence Committee,” the Times noted.
The National Sentinel then reported that the project and it’s potential to have influenced the election outcome got the attention of GOP state Attorney General Steve Marshall, who called the information “concerning.” (Related: There WAS a “Russia collusion” conspiracy that altered the outcome of a U.S. election… and it caused the defeat of a conservative.)
As bad as this seems, these ops appear to have been more widespread than previously thought.
According to a new report from The New York Times, a second “false flag” operation aimed at derailing Moore’s campaign was launched as well, this one intended to make it seem like he was pushing to ban alcohol throughout Alabama:
The “Dry Alabama” Facebook page, illustrated with stark images of car wrecks and videos of families ruined by drink, had a blunt message: Alcohol is the devil’s work, and the state should ban it entirely.
Along with a companion Twitter feed, the Facebook page appeared to be the work of Baptist teetotalers who supported the Republican, Roy S. Moore, in the 2017 Alabama Senate race. “Pray for Roy Moore,” one tweet exhorted. In fact, the Dry Alabama campaign, not previously reported, was the stealth creation of progressive Democrats who were out to defeat Mr. Moore — the second such secret effort to be unmasked.
Mind you, these are the same kind of influence operations that Democrats have accused the Russians of engaging in on behalf of Trump’s 2016 campaign, which subsequently led to the appointment of special counsel Robert Mueller and the unprecedented harassment and targeting of a duly elected president.
Matt Osborne, a long-time progressive activist who worked on the Dry Alabama project, actually told the Times that he hoped someday such deception tactics would be banned, but he added that he ‘believes’ Republicans are doing the same thing so Democrats should be doing it too.
Only, thus far we’ve not seen any evidence of GOP false flag operations aimed at disrupting or altering election outcomes against Democrats; we’ve only seen evidence of Democratic operations against Republican candidates.
That said, the Times claimed — erroneously — that “thousands” of fake Facebook and Twitter accounts were created by Russians to “help” POTUS Trump by ‘attacking’ Hillary Clinton. And Mueller claimed that Russian troll farms spent “millions” on fake ads and other influence operations in the run-up to the 2016 election.
In fact, Russian troll farms spent a tiny fraction of that amount. And what’s more, at least half of the ads they purchased were pro-Hillary.
Once again, we see evidence of Democrat-aligned operations using social media to subvert our electoral process in an attempt to ensure Left-wing candidates win political office, not Republican operations.
How many more examples will the Justice Department need before it takes action?
Read more about Democrat-run deception operations at Deception.news.