New Report Exposes Democrat Lies From 2016
The Washington Post for the first time in years admitted that Russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election did not play as big of a role in getting Donald Trump into the White House as they may have previously reported.
As part of the paper’s “The Cybersecurity 202” newsletter a report called “Russian trolls on Twitter had little influence on 2016 voters,” was posted. The Washington Post notes that according to a study conducted by the New York University Center for Social Media and Politics which examines the impact of disinformation and misinformation, the data regarding the extent to which the population was affected by this case does not show it to be as important as previously noted.
Josh Tucker, one of the study’s authors, told the Post that from his personal understanding of the information the case was “overhyped.”
He added that upon looking at all of the data that they gathered regarding the influence of misinformation on Twitter there was only a small fraction of the population that appeared to have been influenced to vote for Trump because of the things they were exposed to. Tucked also pointed out that there is no clear link between the attitudes of those exposed to the tweets and the fact that they were exposed to them.
In their report, the Post makes it very clear that the study does not say that Russia had no influence on how many people voted for Trump. Instead, it just pointed out that most Republicans were exposed to the tweets nine times more than those who did not revolve around the Republican space.