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Hillary Unleashes Million-Dollar Professional Internet Troll Army

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Hillary Clinton-aligned Super PAC, Correct the Record, is taking a page out of Vladimir Putin’s playbook by employing a $1 million dollar professional internet troll army to build a paid, positive consensus about the Clinton campaign. The effort, called “Breaking Barriers 2016,” claims:

“While Hillary Clinton fights to break down barriers and bring America together, the Barrier Breakers 2016 digital task force will serve as a resource for supporters looking for positive content and push-back to share with their online progressive communities, as well as thanking prominent supporters and committed superdelegates on social media.

 

“Correct The Record will invest more than $1 million into Barrier Breakers 2016 activities, including the more than tripling of its digital operation to engage in online messaging both for Secretary Clinton and to push back against attackers on social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, Reddit, and Instagram.”

The campaign will essentially be employing an unknown number of paid, pro-Hillary trolls to spread positive news about the candidate and counter anyone posting negative information about her. And these aren’t just ragtag trolls living in their mothers’ basements — they are industry and campaign professionals. As Correct the Record acknowledges:

“The task force staff’s backgrounds are as diverse as the community they will be engaging with and include former reporters, bloggers, public affairs specialists, designers, Ready for Hillary alumni, and Hillary super fans who have led groups similar to those with which the task force will organize.”

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http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-04-25/hillary-unleashes-million-dollar-professional-internet-troll-army

Haha! It's pretty bad when you're so unpopular you have to pay people to defend your bs. 

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Clinton PAC Spends a Million Dollars on “Forceful” Anti-Troll Program

Hillary Clinton’s campaign is problematic in a lot of ways. One of the biggest problems is that everyone hates her.

If people hate you, the best solution is to pay people to attack those people on the internet.

A pro-Hillary Clinton Super Pac is spending serious money to tackle negative Clinton comments across social media.

Describing its focus as being “to defend Hillary Clinton from baseless attacks,” Correct the Record is launching a digital taskforce and investing over $1million to “push back on online harassment.”

“Correct The Record will invest more than $1 million into Barrier Breakers 2016 activities, including the more than tripling of its digital operation to engage in online messaging both for Secretary Clinton and to push back against attackers on social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, Reddit, and Instagram,” said the PAC in a statement released Thursday.

The statement says “lessons learned from online engagement with ‘Berni Bros’ during the Democratic Primary will be applied to the rest of the primary season and general election – responding quickly and forcefully to negative attacks and false narratives.”

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Oh, so they say it's defensive.  Sure it is. If they weren't so offensive, they wouldn't need to do this at all.  But the real story here is that there are troll brigades unleashed on line (for hire) all the time.  

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