Is That Russia Troll Farm an Act of War?

Is That Russia Troll Farm an Act of War?

There are 75 comments on the Townhall story from Feb 19, 2018, titled Is That Russia Troll Farm an Act of War?. In it, Townhall reports that:

According to the indictment by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, Russian trolls, operating out of St. Petersburg, took American identities on social media and became players in our 2016 election. On divisive racial and religious issues, the trolls took both sides.

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evil arthur krim

Tampa, FL

#1 Feb 20, 2018
never forget the cowardly izreeli attack on the USS LIBERTY ..........that murdered 34 US Sailors and covered up by the AIPAC controlled Congress..........SPECHLER KANGAROO v. TOBIN.
Trump is a joke

Surrey, Canada

#2 Feb 20, 2018
Yes, it is an act of war. But America has a coward and weakling who is on the Kremlin's leash as POTUS now, and so Russia will spit in America's face with impunity and America will do nothing at all but weep and cringe.
RIP

Omaha, NE

#3 Feb 20, 2018
Trump is a joke wrote:
Yes, it is an act of war. But America has a coward and weakling who is on the Kremlin's leash as POTUS now, and so Russia will spit in America's face with impunity and America will do nothing at all but weep and cringe.
Speaking of Troll Farms, how do you post every other minute 24/7 and still find time to rate your own posts?
Trump is a joke

Surrey, Canada

#5 Feb 20, 2018
Sad how these Russian spam bots are so lazy, a Canadian who posts here for only a few minutes a day outworks them. They must type very slowly because they are drunken fools.

The fact remains. Trump is a spineless puppet of the Kremlin who will let Moscow walk all over America.
Trump is a joke

Surrey, Canada

#6 Feb 20, 2018
"These tactics of impersonation succeeded to a sometimes stunning degree. One Russia-controlled Twitter account,@TEN_GOP, claimed to represent the Tennessee Republican party, and garnered 100,000 followers. Facebook disclosed last year that Russia-generated content reached as many as 126 million Americans on its platform. One apparent key to the effort’s success was sheer relentlessness – the indictment says the IRA’s social media specialists were divided into day shifts and night shifts, and made posts that aligned with U.S. time zones. Again echoing prior reports, the indictment specifies that these efforts primarily supported the Trump campaign.... "

http://fortune.com/2018/02/17/how-russians-us...
ardith

Tampa, FL

#7 Feb 20, 2018
It is an act of war. Trump and Putin are working together to destroy our democracy . He needs to be in prison.
youll shoot your eye out

Bloomingdale, IN

#8 Feb 21, 2018
Let's assume that the US tried to impact elections in Israel. Was that an act of war?
Trump is a joke

Coquitlam, Canada

#9 Feb 21, 2018
ardith wrote:
It is an act of war. Trump and Putin are working together to destroy our democracy . He needs to be in prison.
I am looking forward to that after this November!
Trump is a joke

Surrey, Canada

#11 Feb 22, 2018
youll shoot your eye out wrote:
Let's assume that the US tried to impact elections in Israel. Was that an act of war?
Did the US create thousands of fake Israelis to fabricate fake support for its favoured candidate like the Russians did for Trump?

I suggest the US think of a better response to this act of war than bending over so the Kremlin can have another go. Of course, that can't happen until after November.
General Kabaka Oba

Churubusco, IN

#12 Feb 22, 2018
I don't know about the Russian trolls but those liberals trolling from Canada are.
Trump is a joke

Surrey, Canada

#13 Feb 22, 2018
Yes, Trump has made America weak again.

See the clueless Yanks kiss the arses of their new Kremlin Overlords?
Dee Dee Dee

Emmaus, PA

#14 Feb 22, 2018
youll shoot your eye out wrote:
Let's assume that the US tried to impact elections in Israel. Was that an act of war?
What about a "former" spy from another country who was paid by a presidential candidate's election committee to attempt to impact the U.S. elections?

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Since: Nov 16

Guelph, Canada

#15 Feb 22, 2018
evil arthur krim wrote:
never forget the cowardly izreeli attack on the USS LIBERTY ..........that murdered 34 US Sailors and covered up by the AIPAC controlled Congress..........SPECHLER KANGAROO v. TOBIN.
Lol, more of these conspiracy theorist BS. Keep er coming, babe.
youll shoot your eye out

Bloomingdale, IN

#16 Feb 22, 2018
My rump is a joke wrote:
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Did the US create thousands of fake Israelis to fabricate fake support for its favoured candidate like the Russians did for Trump?

I suggest the US think of a better response to this act of war than bending over so the Kremlin can have another go. Of course, that can't happen until after November.
Why? Especially with willing Canadians.
BangBangBang

Madison, WI

#17 Feb 22, 2018
Dee Dee Dee wrote:
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What about a "former" spy from another country who was paid by a presidential candidate's election committee to attempt to impact the U.S. elections?
To believe this, frankly, requires a much greater suspension of disbelief than to posit that the president colluded with Russia.

You have to believe that after a decade of paying Manafort millions for his expertise to help pro-Russian candidates win elections in Ukraine, no one from Moscow thought to consult with him about how to help a pro-Russia candidate win an election in the United States.

And we have to believe that even though we know tRump’s son was both in touch with WikiLeaks and openly enthusiastic about the idea of collaborating with Russia on obtaining and disseminating anti-Clinton dirt, when he met with Russians on this very topic, they didn’t talk about it.

And, of course, we have to believe that tRump’s specific — and quite public — call for Putin to hack more Clinton emails was completely random.

But politics aside, the suspicion of illicit collaboration between the highest-ranking members of the tRump campaign and the Russian pro-tRump information operation is very well-founded, and the ongoing criminal investigation into that possibility is steadily bearing fruit.

There’s no earthly reason for journalists to adopt a stance of preemptively exonerating tRump when that suspicion has been validated at nearly every turn.
Dee Dee Dee

Emmaus, PA

#18 Feb 22, 2018
BangBangBang wrote:
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To believe this, frankly, requires a much greater suspension of disbelief than to posit that the president colluded with Russia.

You have to believe that after a decade of paying Manafort millions for his expertise to help pro-Russian candidates win elections in Ukraine, no one from Moscow thought to consult with him about how to help a pro-Russia candidate win an election in the United States.

And we have to believe that even though we know tRump’s son was both in touch with WikiLeaks and openly enthusiastic about the idea of collaborating with Russia on obtaining and disseminating anti-Clinton dirt, when he met with Russians on this very topic, they didn’t talk about it.

And, of course, we have to believe that tRump’s specific — and quite public — call for Putin to hack more Clinton emails was completely random.

But politics aside, the suspicion of illicit collaboration between the highest-ranking members of the tRump campaign and the Russian pro-tRump information operation is very well-founded, and the ongoing criminal investigation into that possibility is steadily bearing fruit.

There’s no earthly reason for journalists to adopt a stance of preemptively exonerating tRump when that suspicion has been validated at nearly every turn.
Yet you conveniently ignore the fact that the Podesta group, founded by Clinton's campaign manger and run by his brother, worked along with Manafort lobbying the US government to legitimize former Russian-backed Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych. Also you forget to mention that the Podesta group failed to register his operations as Manafort was charged with doing. The Podesta group was allowed to file after the fact.
Trump is a joke

Surrey, Canada

#19 Feb 22, 2018
BangBangBang wrote:
<quoted text>

To believe this, frankly, requires a much greater suspension of disbelief than to posit that the president colluded with Russia.

You have to believe that after a decade of paying Manafort millions for his expertise to help pro-Russian candidates win elections in Ukraine, no one from Moscow thought to consult with him about how to help a pro-Russia candidate win an election in the United States.

And we have to believe that even though we know tRump’s son was both in touch with WikiLeaks and openly enthusiastic about the idea of collaborating with Russia on obtaining and disseminating anti-Clinton dirt, when he met with Russians on this very topic, they didn’t talk about it.

And, of course, we have to believe that tRump’s specific — and quite public — call for Putin to hack more Clinton emails was completely random.

But politics aside, the suspicion of illicit collaboration between the highest-ranking members of the tRump campaign and the Russian pro-tRump information operation is very well-founded, and the ongoing criminal investigation into that possibility is steadily bearing fruit.

There’s no earthly reason for journalists to adopt a stance of preemptively exonerating tRump when that suspicion has been validated at nearly every turn.
True. Trump is very likely a Kremlin puppet POTUS.
Impeach the Creep

Madison, WI

#20 Feb 22, 2018
Dee Dee Dee wrote:
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Yet you conveniently ignore the fact that the Podesta group, founded by Clinton's campaign manger and run by his brother, worked along with Manafort lobbying the US government to legitimize former Russian-backed Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych. Also you forget to mention that the Podesta group failed to register his operations as Manafort was charged with doing. The Podesta group was allowed to file after the fact.
It’s good to see the Justice Department taking seriously its responsibility to enforce the Foreign Agents Registration Act.

It’s necessary to raise concerns about lackluster enforcement of foreign influence disclosure law, regardless of administration or political party.

The “dirty little secret” is that people across the political spectrum in Washington have skirted their FARA registration obligations for years with little to no accountability.
Trump is a joke

Coquitlam, Canada

#21 Feb 23, 2018
It's entirely understandable that Trump will not criticize or punish the Russian Intelligence Agents and their boss Putin, because Trump also works for Putin.
Beyond the headlines

New York, NY

#22 Feb 23, 2018
Impeach the Creep wrote:
<quoted text>

It’s good to see the Justice Department taking seriously its responsibility to enforce the Foreign Agents Registration Act.

It’s necessary to raise concerns about lackluster enforcement of foreign influence disclosure law, regardless of administration or political party.

The “dirty little secret” is that people across the political spectrum in Washington have skirted their FARA registration obligations for years with little to no accountability.
100% Correct!!

The ‘Foreign Meddling’ Double-Standard the country's who really meddled in our American election
who suppose to be our allies, but in real life- they are not...!

https://original.antiwar.com/justin/2017/07/1...

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