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Thread by @oneunderscore__: "Hate to be a Thread Idiot, but I'm one of the people who helped uncover the accounts both the Russians and companies like Facebook wanted hi […]"

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Hate to be a Thread Idiot, but I'm one of the people who helped uncover the accounts both the Russians and companies like Facebook wanted hidden.

And I can tell you it's not possible to apolitically arrive at the opinion that the Russians didn't want Trump to win. Here's why.
Every single one of these accounts—whether they were Russians posing as male African-American Tumblr accounts called "Hustle in a Trap" (no joke) or white girls from Texas on Twitter—overtly wanted Hillary to lose.

Some of them wanted Bernie to win…until Trump had a real shot.
Take, for example, Williams & Kalvin—the Troll Farm's vloggers "from Atlanta" who thought Louisiana was the same as L.A., because abbreviation.

They were the world's dumbest Bernie supporters, until he was out and they weren't. Then magically pro-Trump.

thedailybeast.com/russia-recruit…
Jenna Abrams, the white All-American girl who was actually 13 Russian guys, always claimed she wasn't "pro-Trump," just "pro-common sense."

Then she happened to be ideologically 100% similar to Trump, always.

Mike Flynn RT'd her days before the election.
thedailybeast.com/jenna-abrams-r…
The Kremlin's troll farm sometimes abandoned accounts before they reached maturity.

But if the account made it to the election, it'd argue Trump's not as bad as people say, or at least attempt to suppress Clinton turnout.

Even the ones hawking merch!
thedailybeast.com/russian-trolls…
One can argue the troll farm's motive for desperately wanting a Trump win is in dispute.

Why would an oligarch spend $1.25 million a month to employ Professional Shitheads on Twitter? Still not certain.

But to argue the troll farm didn't support Trump? Straight up ahistorical.
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