nearvideo democratic operatives created fake Russian bots to link Russia to Roy Moore in Alabama election
Disinformation tactics against Roy Moore, the last year with Alabama-Senate special election, allegedly looked at by the state attorney General are now in the midst of concerns that you may have run afoul of campaign-Finance laws.
Alabama attorney General Steve Marshall stopped short of calling it an actual investigation, but he told the Washington Post on Thursday that his office is question with a view to the “what”. Marshall added that he worried, could have influenced the scheme, the outcome of the race, in which Democrat Doug Jones beat Moore by only about 20,000 votes.
“The impact on the election is something to discover the meaning for us, and we will go from there,” said Marshall. “We plan to further explore the topic.”
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The office of the Prosecutor General’s comments come a day after the liberal Silicon Valley billionaire Reid Hoffman issued an apology for the financing of the group behind the efforts.
Democratic activists are alleged to have created thousands of fake Russian accounts on Twitter and began following Moore, with the request that the attention of the local and national media, which suggested, incorrectly, that Russia stands behind Moore’s candidacy.
The project also included the creation of a Facebook page and mimics conservative Alabamians who were satisfied with the Republican candidates, while encouraging others to write in another candidate.
LIBERAL BILLIONAIRE APOLOGIZES FOR THE FINANCING OF ‘FALSE-FLAG’ POWER TO LINK THE KREMLIN TO THE REPUBLICANS IN THE ALABAMA SENATE RACE
Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn, a Silicon Valley top funders of Democratic campaigns and PACs. In the last election cycle, he donated $7 million to the Democratic groups, but the money also flows in a non-traditional groups, the reports assigned to their funding and often operate in the shadows.
One such group is the American commitment Technologies (AET), a company, with the former Obama-officer Mikey Dickerson, who received $750,000 from Hoffman and was part of the efforts to falsely represent to the Republican Senate as the bid is supported by the Kremlin.
“I think the tactics were recently reported alarming. For this reason, I am AET to keep track of embarrassing, my failure – the organization, the support I have – with more zeal to make its own decisions, to perhaps Fund projects, I would refuse,” he said in a statement to the Washington Post.
“I want to be clear: there is absolutely no place in our democracy for the Manipulation of facts or untruths, a political advantage,” he added.
The disinformation campaign for the first time, an internal report on the efforts.it was revealed by the New York Times,
DEMOCRATIC OPERATIVES CREATED FAKE RUSSIAN BOTS, TO LINK THE KREMLIN TO ROY MOORE IN ALABAMA RACE
“We staged an elaborate ‘false flag’ operation, planted the idea that the Moore campaign was reinforced on the social media of a Russian botnet,” the internal report said.
The multi-million-Senate Alabama race ended with Jones the victory over the fighting Republicans, lost the support of the party in the midst of allegations of misconduct, to the first Democratic senator from Alabama in more than 20 years.
Jones told Fox News that he was “appalled” about the reports, which depict in detail the efforts, the support of his opponents than by the Kremlin, calling for a Federal investigation of the project.
“I would like to see how the Federal Election Commission and the justice Department look at this, to see if there are any laws are violated, and, if there is a prosecution of those responsible,” he said. “These authorities need this example now, the course for the future, so that people know that this is not acceptable in the United States of America.”
Fox News’ Lukas Mikelionis contributed to this report.