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Quisling HomoCON Blog The Gateway Pundit Promoted Russian Troll Accounts

This is not the only instance in which The Gateway Pundit cited an IRA-linked account.

Media Matters reports:

On February 16, the Justice Department and special counsel Robert Mueller issued an indictment against 13 Russian nationals, along with the Russian entity the Internet Research Agency (IRA), charging them with defrauding the United States and interfering in the 2016 presidential election campaign. The indictment notes, according to CNN, “The defendants allegedly posed as US persons, created false US personas, and operated social media pages and groups designed to attract US audiences.”

In particular, the indictment says that “defendants and their co-conspirators also began to promote allegations of voter fraud by the Democratic Party through” those “fictitious” accounts. According to the indictment, one of those Twitter accounts, @TEN_GOP, had tweeted on November 2, 2016: “#VoterFraud by counting tens of thousands of ineligible mail in Hillary votes being reported in Broward County, Florida.”

That same day, The Gateway Pundit, a far-right, pro-Trump blog known for repeatedly pushing misinformation, published an article that prominently featured that tweet and hyped its allegation. Thanks to The Gateway Pundit’s article, @TEN_GOP’s tweet was indirectly shared on multiple conservative and pro-Trump Facebook groups (including at least one supposedly based in Florida), along with a Facebook page of a South Carolina talk radio station.

This is not the only instance in which The Gateway Pundit cited an IRA-linked account. The site also regularly cited another Russian account post-2016 election to support and defend President Donald Trump and criticize Democrats.

A special message from us at Back2Stonewall to Lucian Wintrich and the Gateway Pundit.

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səˈdiSH(ə)n/
conduct or speech inciting people to rebel against the authority of a state or monarch.

18 U.S. Code § 2384 – Seditious conspiracy
If two or more persons in any State or Territory, or in any place subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, conspire to overthrow, put down, or to destroy by force the Government of the United States, or to levy war against them, or to oppose by force the authority thereof, or by force to prevent, hinder, or delay the execution of any law of the United States, or by force to seize, take, or possess any property of the United States contrary to the authority thereof, they shall each be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both.

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  1. The Dictatorship of Mr Putin will do anything to cast doubts and aspersions as to the integrity of the democratic process.They have been so accustomed to a corrupted system. They are the product of a corrupted system! They wish to spread that corruption Sounds a bit like the Former Soviet philosophy! The former ambassador,.Sergey Kislyak has said that Russian Computer experts are being maligned, this was said at the Munich Security Conference. Mr Kislyak was also quoted as saying ” any US investigation could not be trusted”.

    If you look at this guys picture, I think he must be related to Mr Putin!

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