Buzz Feed Fires back…
I kept waiting for the 4chan shoe to drop today and instead I came across this, Buzzfeed calling in to question the 4Chan:
…Wilson told BuzzFeed News that he doesn’t believe it’s a coincidence that Trump supporters are crediting 4chan.
“The eagerness of them grabbing on to this 4chan thing shows you that there’s some nervousness,” he said. “They don’t want him to be the guy who was pushed over the finish line by these forces that are overt enemies of our country.”
Comments from Reddit and 4chan seem to back up the idea that Trump supporters are organizing misinformation campaigns. Screenshots from 4chan threads are being tweeted at reporters. And there’s a coordinated effort on Reddit to get the CIA to be the first term on Google when you search “fake news.”
The misinformation campaign appears to be gaining steam.
If you google “4chan Trump” at the time of publishing, you get links to right-wing websites that are passing off the 4chan rumors as fact.
The top story on Google is currently “4Chan Claims To Have Fabricated Anti-Trump Report As A Hoax” written by a “Tyler Durden” on the website zerohedge.com. It has 10,000 shares on Facebook. In the first page of results, there are also write-ups by sites like neo-Nazi publication Daily Stormer, The Gateway Pundit, and The Free Thought Project…
I find it funny that this story is getting linked to US neo-nazis, while the people refuting this links the story to Ukranian neo-nazis…ain’t they the busy ones.Enthusiast likes this
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