Twitter was abuzz today after Shep Smith reported on the possibility that Russian bots were responsible for the #ReleaseTheMemo hashtag on twitter. This is after the entire fake narrative was debunked and it was reported that actual twitter users were responsible for the trending hash tag. Why is Fox News allowing old AND fake news to be reported by this Ding-a-ling?

Yes, real people and not a Russian bot…

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There were many tweets calling out Fox News on how Shep Smith should be at CNN…

He really needs to keep up with the latest news…



Via Daily Caller:

Over the past few days, journalists and Democratic politicians have pushed the idea that Russian bots and trolls influenced #ReleaseTheMemo, the viral social media campaign aimed at forcing the release of a four-page report put together by Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee alleging abuses related to the Steele dossier and secret surveillance warrants.

But that claim — which culminated in a letter that two Democratic lawmakers sent to Twitter and Facebook on Tuesday — appears to be off base.

The Daily Beast reports Twitter’s internal analytics show that #ReleaseTheMemo was largely pushed not by Russian troll farms but instead by red-blooded Americans.

According to The Beast:

A knowledgeable source says that Twitter’s internal analysis has thus far found that authentic American accounts, and not Russian imposters or automated bots, are driving #ReleaseTheMemo. There are no preliminary indications that the Twitter activity either driving the hashtag or engaging with it is either predominantly Russian.

In short, according to this source, who would not speak to The Daily Beast for attribution, the retweets are coming from inside the country.

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