Iran-Linked Disinformation Campaign on Social Media Hurt Republicans in the 2018 Midterm Elections

By Debra Heine:

Democrat political operatives also have a recent history of using disinformation tactics on social media, the Daily Caller pointed out.

Democratic operatives, for instance, allegedly used social media in 2017 to undermine support for Republican Roy Moore’s senatorial campaign in Alabama and boosted his Democratic opponent, Doug Jones, who narrowly won the race. Jones has since publicly called for an investigation into the caper.

Operatives involved in the ploy created thousands of Twitter accounts posing as Russian bots in order to boost Jones. There is evidence the campaign caused a splash. Major media outlets — both in Alabama and nationally — fell for the gambit and amplified the false narrative in October 2017.

A firm funded by left-wing tech billionaire Reid Hoffman ran a widespread campaign using misleading Facebook pages in the run-up to the 2018 midterm elections.

American Engagement Technologies (AET), which was founded by former Obama administration official Mikey Dickerson, aggressively placed ads on social media designed to suppress Republican voter turnout in the 2018 election.

Strangely enough, Democrats aren’t interested in investigating those influence operations.

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