Russians for gun control!

“Americans hoping to connect with other Americans on social media after the deadly school shooting in Florida may find themselves mired in a surge of content from Kremlin-linked accounts,” nbc.com reports. Guess which side of the gin control “conversation” the Russians are promoting . . .

According to live data collected by the nonpartisan Hamilton 68 dashboard, Russian-linked Twitter accounts flooded the service with tweets using popular hashtags like #parkland, #guncontrolnow and #florida.

“It’s information war out there and social media increasingly becomes a battlefield of political adversaries ambiguously foreign and domestic,” David Carroll, an associate professor of media design at the New School, said in an email.

By clicking or searching for a hashtag, the firehose of tweets can be organized into smaller topic categories. Users can add a hashtag to participate in a smaller conversation on that subject.

Russian trolls use popular hashtags to get into trending conversations, but then add more incendiary hashtags to drive readers to more partisan conversations and explosive imagery.

And there you have it [comrade]: the Russians, the mainstream media and Democrats all agitating for civilian disarmament. [h/t Mr3D]

54 COMMENTS

  1. Don’t delude yourselves, the Russian bots are fanning the flames on both sides.

    A house divided against itself cannot stand. They want our house to fall, so they’re amplifying any disagreements and stoking division wherever they can.

      • That’s pretty much what Mueller said in the first round of his ‘Collusion Gate’ indictments of 13 Russians announced today…

        • Exactly! You begin to work for the Russians the moment you get your 2A pantries in a bunch.

          Throw out some anonymous anti gun nonsense online and let the rabid second amendmenters burn the place down. I firmly believe the militant open carry Texas jerkwads were fueled hook line and sinker by Russian troll psychologists who knew exactly which buttons to push.

          Even mainstream gun owners were at a loss as to what the hell was inside the heads of open carriers. Guess now we know: Russians.

        • ^ Extractor, you are a special kind of stupid.

          How dare those trifling Texans agitate for a restoration of their constitutionally recognized freedoms! They should just shut up and take it up the rear because they might hurt a delicate flower’s feelings! /s

        • Mueller is a despicable Clinton stooge. If he had ANY integrity he would have publically turned his BS witchhunt towards the old hag 6 months ago.

          The idea the Putin/KGB wanted Trump in the Whitehouse over Hillary is just laughable.

        • You assume I need the Russians to tell me to hate commie vermin. That is a very poor assumption. The 2nd amendment is not up for debate. Anybody who claims otherwise is a traitor.

        • Well pwrserge,

          I’ll type slowly so you can understand.

          The Russians are convincing you that fellow Americans are the enemy so you can hate them. Then you do the rest of their work destabilizing our country in ignorant bliss believing you are the true patriot when in reality you are the exact opposite.

          Did you get all that or do I need to use smaller words?

        • Extractor: I didn’t know Michael Bloomberg, Gabby Giffords, Shannon Watts, and the rest of the gun control industrial complex (meaning the MSM) were Russian.

        • Oh noes! An internet badass with Google translate! How about before you incorrectly use an idiom, you stop sniffing glue and/or eating crayons. When you come out swinging against people exercising their constitutionally recognized rights, and decrying them as working for a foreign power, you come off as a hypocrit and part of the problem. Go virtue signal somewhere else.

    • This.

      What’s really sad is that this vector of attack is preventable; if the MSM cleaned up its act, social media wouldn’t have the disproportionate effect on mass opinion the way it seems to these days.

      • But didn’t you know people posting something on social media is “newsworthy”? It’s how the liars and propagandists get totally nonsense rumors and unsourced garbage that would never pass any sort of basic fact checking or meet any sort of journalistic integrity standard into their “news” feed as stories to sway the stupid. It usually starts out with, “Trending on twitter…”

        GWV 1027 out!!!

    • “The Democrats and the Greens are really just hammer and sickle Reds”

      Preach it, brother.

      Another way to say it is that they are watermelons.

      Green on the outside, red on the inside.

      May every last one of them rot in the fields…

    • “The Democrats and the Greens are really just hammer and sickle Reds”

      With respect to the Greens I call ’em “watermelons”. Green on the outside, Red on the inside.

  2. I guess those Russians have a lot of time on their hands while they sit in a cabin surrounded by 8 feet of snow.

    Also, WTF? People have that kind of time to scroll through twitter hashtags? GET A LIFE MILLENNIAL!

    • Considering that the folks who can be considered millennials make up about 36% of Twitter users that suggests that 2/3rds of Twitter users are older folks who need to “get a life”…

      Or you could just not be a douche about how other people choose to spend their entertainment time…

  3. The Russians have been interfering in elections all over the world, including ours, since the thirties. This is the first time anybody is actually suggesting they helped the Republicans. And we do it too. How about all the money Obama poured into the campaign by Prime Minister Netanyahu’s opponent in Israel’s last election?
    How about when he threatened to isolate England economically if they didn’t vote to stay in the EU. Where are the indictments? The Russians were just trying to balance the scale in an election dominated by George Soros, his tens of billions and the billions the Clinton Foundation spent. Why is nobody investigating that?

    • Right? I have a heard time getting f upset about ANY major country meddling in the elections of another nation, because we all do it. As long as there’s no direct fraud, manipulate away! People make their own choices, and propaganda in one direction or another is as old as human civilization

    • Remember the horrible remake where they hyped up how it was going to be a Chinese invasion this time, and then it got put off for a year and they changed it to the Norks at the last moment to keep from offending the US government’s overlords in Beijing?

      • this was news all over hollywood!

        they CGI’ed all the china flags to NK ones…cost a few million in tech and reshoots!

        IMO I hate china–not too many know this—but to have a film shown in china, part of it HAS to be FILMED in china!!! or you are on a list that only holds about 50 per year! and has 1000’s of films waiting to get in!

        my proof–watch any new blockbuster—part was filmed in china! “transformers’ any Marvel movies—even that rescue from mars one a few back had china!

        yep we don’t have tariffs because they are not fair??? what do you call that???

      • I was somewhat surprised by that. A few years back there was a middling video game called “Homefront” which was predicated on the idea of you being a resistance fighter against the Norks after they take over the US.

        It was widely decried as unnecessarily raising tensions with the Norks. Some people online even whined that it was going to start a war.

        • Tried the first one. It was disappointing.
          The whole Nork invasion is an interesting premise but they kinda went nowhere with it. Just run around some cookie cutter suburbs trying to chase down a fuel truck. And when you get to the Golden Gate bridge thinkin’ you’re about to see some epic fighting for San Francisco, it just ends.

  4. “Guess which side of the gin control “conversation” the Russians are promoting . . .”

    Both. It’s their MO. If you only see them supporting one ‘side’ it means you haven’t found the other ones yet.

    Their goal is not to get gun control so they can parachute troops in from Mexico, it’s to make Americans hate each other.

  5. It’s just a ploy to widen the divide in this country. The Russians wouldn’t DARE to risk losing the Tulammo and Wolf ammo revenue they make off my stockpiling 7.62×39.

      • Well I don’t buy bear in 7.62. I watched 9mm accuracy test video and the bear was loaded the hottest in through the chronograph, but also the most inconsistent and worst patterning.

        I’m not sure that Tulammo is making them all anyhow and wolf and brown bear are brands like chevy gmc olds Buick anyhow. (Speculation) I know red army standard is just repackaged and I’ve heard the same about cabellas brand although I don’t buy any there.

  6. I don’t worry about the russians coming for my firearms it’s the Leftists of both parties in this nation I’m concerned with.

  7. Well that’s American capatilstic propaganda. The Russians want America to have many many guns, and Russia would like to sale Americans many many guns. The the capatilstic American pigs won’t sale Russia’s guns. ……Long live Putin……] SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT. ….

  8. “Russians for gun control”?
    lol
    looks like they didn’t learn an effin’ thing from 70+ of brutal commie dictator-ship which butchered over 50mlln of their country-men, eh?

    • The agenda is stirring the pot and getting Americans mad at each other and divided. The Russian twitter bot masters don’t care about any particular issue in the way you’re ascribing them.

      • A proposal I could live with. Russia takes every registered Demtard and THEN I’ll agree to letting the “dreamer” have a path to citizenship. Can even allow refuge to a few million nonmoslem Scandinavian gals.

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