November 1, 2017
Google’s motto takes all its meaning when you realize that their definition of evil is “whatever hurts the Jews.”
The Russian hacking hoax narrative is collapsing at freefall speed.
Twitter and Facebook recently announced that their investigations into “Russian meddling” into the 2016 elections basically turned up nothing of significance. Google is now driving the nail further into the coffin with an even more underwhelming report which essentially exculpates Russia from any sizable effort at influencing the outcome of the race through their platforms.
This means that now, even the more outlandish claims involving “Russian agents sending tweets which controlled people’s minds” have been shown to be entirely groundless.
And this is happening just as the Mueller investigation demonstrates just how little substance there was to the original claims. The only indictments they’ve produced so far have no relationship to Trump’s alleged “Russia ties.” In fact, the evidence coming out is instead pointing to Hilary and her posse as corrupt shills.
In other words, things are good.
Just a day before tech’s big Russia-focused Congressional hearings begin, Google is out with a new report on the Russian government’s efforts to interfere in the U.S. presidential election across its platforms.
RUSSIA HACKED THE ELECTION BY MAKING YOUTUBE VIDEOS!!!111
“While we have found only limited activity on our services, we will continue to work to prevent all of it, because there is no amount of interference that is acceptable,” Google wrote in its latest blog post on the issue, titled “Security and disinformation in the U.S. 2016 election.”
In other words, Russia didn’t do nuffin’, but they still be goin to Google jail.
Google’s report appears to be limited to accounts with observable ties to the Internet Research Agency, a Russian state-affiliated organization that produces political disinformation and sock puppet accounts. That narrowed scope is possibly an effort to appease Congress with some hard numbers, so it’s worth keeping in mind that we don’t yet know the scope of these disinformation campaigns beyond those pre-defined parameters.
“We don’t know the scope of these disinformation campaigns.”
Yeah. It could be billions of accounts. Or it could be zero. But then, you could say the same thing about anything.
“We don’t know the scope of the gray alien’s disinformation campaign to disrupt the last election.”
That statement is precisely as truthful and informative as the one made previously.
Why is no one talking about the alien interference in the election? Lack of any evidence? Only a Trump shill would use such an excuse.
Google reports that in an examination of its ad products, it discovered only two accounts with ties to the Internet Research Agency. The two accounts had invested $4,700 into Google’s ad network (search and display ads) during the timeframe of the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Google doesn’t specify how it defined that timeframe in this particular batch of numbers.
Unlike razor-sharp ad targeting on a platform like Facebook, these ads weren’t even targeted by location or by political affiliation. Google does offer political ad segments that face “left-leaning” and “right-leaning” audiences, though in this instance the Internet Research Agency did not appear to use the feature.
Google’s report breaks its YouTube findings into their own category. Here, it found 18 channels it believed to be linked to the Russian government that featured public political videos in English. While that isn’t very many channels, they did create a cumulative 1,108 videos with 309,000 views in the U.S. from June 2015 to November of the following year. The vast majority of videos had fewer than 5,000 views.
In other words, the combined power of all of the Kremlin’s propaganda had fewer total views than a single PewDiePie video.
This video, with four million views, literally had over 10 times more effect on the election than any Russian meddling:
He got the anime crowd to vote for Trump, as a fellow waifu connoisseur.
Google is basically the biggest advertising company in the world. And yet, these alleged Russian agents made no meaningful use of their platform to spread their messages.
So if the Russians didn’t use Google, Twitter or Facebook, how the hell did they brainwash Americans to vote for Trump?
Maybe Russians haven’t mastered Facebook technology yet, and are still stuck on MySpace.
At this point, rational people are more inclined to believe in the Roswell aliens and the Loch Ness monster than this retard-tier Russia conspiracy theory.
It’s lost all credibility.