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Sat Nov 14, 2020, 02:07 PM

Stop the Steal's massive disinformation campaign connected to Roger Stone

Source: CNN

(CNN)It is an internet battle cry: Stop the Steal has swept across inboxes, Facebook pages and Twitter like an out-of-control virus, spreading misinformation and violent rhetoric -- and spilling into real life, like the protest planned for DC this weekend.

But while Stop the Steal may sound like a new 2020 political slogan to many, it did not emerge organically over widespread concerns about voting fraud in President Donald Trump's race against Joe Biden. It has been in the works for years.

Its origin traces to Roger Stone, a veteran Republican operative and self-described "dirty trickster" whose 40-month prison sentence for seven felonies was cut short by Trump's commutation in July.

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Despite efforts by Facebook to shut down the misleading content, it was too late. The cluster of groups and pages -- which altogether had amassed 2.5 million followers, according to an analysis by activist group Avaaz -- had seeded a jungle of misinformation that is being shared -- and believed -- by millions of Americans.



Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/13/business/stop-the-steal-disinformation-campaign-invs/index.html



"....it was too late." As Mark Twain correctly pointed out, a lie can travel around the world before the truth has time to put its' pants on.

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Reply Stop the Steal's massive disinformation campaign connected to Roger Stone (Original post)
groundloop Nov 14 OP
Buckeye_Democrat Nov 14 #1
mr_lebowski Nov 14 #2
yuiyoshida Nov 15 #13
gohuskies Nov 14 #3
Blue Owl Nov 14 #4
Evolve Dammit Nov 14 #5
Miguelito Loveless Nov 14 #6
trusty elf Nov 14 #7
ewagner Nov 14 #8
2naSalit Nov 14 #9
birdographer Nov 14 #10
OhioTim Nov 14 #11
diverdownjt Nov 15 #12
groundloop Nov 15 #14
dalton99a Nov 15 #15

Response to groundloop (Original post)

Sat Nov 14, 2020, 02:10 PM

1. Not surprised.

He has boasted in the past that victory is all that matters. He can't win this one, however.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Sat Nov 14, 2020, 02:18 PM

2. Which means it's probably tied to Russian bot farms and hackers (nt)

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 15, 2020, 09:00 AM

13. it would not surprise me if we found out

Russians were behind this campaign .. its devious enough.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Sat Nov 14, 2020, 02:19 PM

3. Stone will have to be prepared to face additional investigation into his nefarious deeds

He is a keystone to the vast right-wing cabal of anti-patriots and needs to pay for his treason and criminal acts.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Sat Nov 14, 2020, 02:20 PM

4. It's every bit as pleasant as a kidney stone

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Sat Nov 14, 2020, 03:35 PM

5. Arrest again. Sentencing won't occur until after Orange Julius is gone. Lock him up!

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Sat Nov 14, 2020, 03:37 PM

6. Facebook makes an effort to make as little effort as possibe

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Sat Nov 14, 2020, 03:57 PM

7. O Stone, be not so!

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Sat Nov 14, 2020, 05:54 PM

8. I knew it!

Stone has been doing this shit for decades and now he "owes" trump....

Expect more of it all during Biden's Presidency.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Sat Nov 14, 2020, 06:19 PM

9. Huh. Imagine that.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Sat Nov 14, 2020, 06:27 PM

10. Those people will believe anything, won't they?

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Sat Nov 14, 2020, 06:29 PM

11. Most Corrupt

administration ever

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Sun Nov 15, 2020, 07:40 AM

12. Isn't he on probation or something...

I believe you can violate back to jail for continuing illegal activities. Should have taken all his connection
devices.

He was just released on bail..right?

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Response to diverdownjt (Reply #12)

Sun Nov 15, 2020, 09:42 AM

14. tRump commuted Stone's sentence, including supervised release and all conditions attached to that

So pretty much this criminal is free to do whatever he pleases.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Sun Nov 15, 2020, 12:25 PM

15. Kick

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