Posted by Curt on 27 January, 2023 at 12:39 pm. 2 comments already!


by Ace

It was all a lie from the start.
Even Twitter knew it was a lie — and considered going public to call Hamilton68 and Bill Kristol and Michael McFaul and all the shrieking “RUSSIAN AGENT!” smear merchants liars in public.
But they were cowards, and instead tried leaking it to the press.
Who didn’t seem very interested in the story.
But Hamilton68’s “Secret List” of RUSSIAN AGENTS who proved that right-wing memes and arguments were being “AMPLIFIED BY THE KREMLIN” was always a lie.
That’s why they kept the list a secret. If they published the names of the Americans, Canadians, and Brits on the list, people would see it was all a lie.
And then those people, I think, could sue Hamilton 68, Alliance for Securing Democracy, Bill Kristol and, who knows, maybe George Soros too, who is surely one of the donors to this corrupt scheme.

Again, news organizations which do not publicly disavow these Hamilton 68 stories should not be trusted, and subscribers/followers of such outlets — the @nytimes, @washingtonpost, @CNNnewsroom, @NBCNews, and especially @MotherJones– should write in to complain.



The whole point was to brand conservative discussion as “Russian Disinformation.”

And Bill Kristol was in the thick of it, as usual.

7. The ASD [“Alliance for Security Democracy,” another Bill Kristol grift] advisory council includes neoconservative writer Bill Kristol, former Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul, ex-Hillary for America chief John Podesta, and former heads or deputy heads of the CIA, NSA, and the Department of Homeland Security.8. News outlets for years cited Watts and Hamilton 68 when claiming Russian bots were “amplifying” an endless parade of social media causes — against strikes in Syria, in support of Fox host Laura Ingraham, the campaigns of both Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders.

Any time conservatives were interested in a subject or had a disagreement with The Regime, Hamilton68 was right there to claim their arguments were all being “signal-boosted” by RUSSIAN AGENTS.

9. Hamilton 68 was the source for stories claiming Russian bots pushed terms like “deep state” or hashtags like #FireMcMaster, #SchumerShutdown, #WalkAway, #ReleaseTheMemo, #AlabamaSenateRace, and #ParklandShooting, among many others.

Almost all of these tweets have screencaps — evidence — linked in them. I’m skipping that, but do check the thread to see that.
And now: We come to Hamilton68’s “methodology” for branding all of these accounts and all of this social media activity “RUSSIAN DISINFORMATION.”
They say they had a list. A secret list, mind you! A secret list so secret they had to keep it secret, so that the Russkies wouldn’t know they had the list!

10. The secret ingredient to Hamilton 68’s analytical method? A list: “Our analysis has linked 600 Twitter accounts to Russian influence activities online,” was how the site put it at launch.11. Hamilton 68 never released the list, claiming “the Russians will simply shut [the accounts] down.” All those reporters and TV personalities making claims about “Russian bots” never really knew what they were describing.

They claimed — with breathless disregard to how they were repeating the McCarthy-era claims of secret lists of communists (except, um, those lists were real) — they had a Secret List of Russian Accounts, and they could tell who was being amplified through RUSSIAN MANIPULATION, because they knew who the RUSSIAN AGENTS were.
But it’s a secret! The list is secret!
But just trust them!
Would Bill Kristol lie to you?
Well, as a matter of fact: Yes. Yes Bill Kristol would like to you.

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