Hundreds of thousands of dollars later, thousands of wasted hours later, thousands of derisive media articles later, the Big Indictment is basically for “Trolling”. There are literally thousands upon thousands of trolling operations around the world, sourced in every country with little to no exception. And, by itself, trolling is not even illegal in the US unless it involves harassment, bullying or stalking.
Worse – these same Trolls named by Mueller were outed by Buzzfeed four years ago!
After all the obsession, after all the derision, after all the vilifying, the best our esteemed CIA Director with visions of a beheaded Trump could do, was rehash what was already hashed four years ago… The absurdity is beyond comprehension given they had to know exactly what they found from the beginning and spent all this time creating innuendo without a lick of evidence.
Trolls have been a source of angst for over two decades dating to the 1990’s when they were referred to as Usenet “flame wars”. Sometimes they are well organized, and sometimes they are kids.
What did this mean, nasty company do that was so heinous? They posted comments and ads that supported their belief and/or opinion. I guess that would mean that The New York Times and Washington Post are really just “Trolls”. The group Anonymous is considered a troll given their anonymity. The largest in the US is 4chan which was developed in 2003 by Christopher Chan who was 15 at the time. The Daily Stormer is another large US based site trolling in favor of neo-Nazi ideals.
Hackers, trollers, faceless commentators, they are the internet frenzy, and most people can easily recognize them and move on. But if presenting an ad or an opinion that is in contrast to someone else’s is considered ‘trolling’ then free speech is eliminated, it is dead. A fine line needs to be developed that defines what is legal and what is not.
Mueller’s indictment charges that the Russian Trolls intended to incite discord and undermine public confidence in democracy. If inciting discord is illegal then I would imagine just about very media outlet, including The View, would qualify for an indictment. The ‘operation’ utilized social media… well Hollywood has systematically called for the beheading and death of Trump and Pence… Why haven’t they been indicted?
And then there is humor: The most notable bad guy in the organization is Yevgeny V. Prigozhin, a wealthy Russian who used to run a fast-food stand! GASP! How dare he! Some of their more corrupt slogans included: Vote Republican, Vote Trump, and Support The Second Amendment! OH MY GOSH!
They organized protests… spent thousands of dollars over a few months… and criticized Hillary Clinton… Imagine the audacity!
Election Manipulation, or vote rigging, is “illegal interference with the process of an election, whether by increasing the vote share of the favored candidate, depressing the vote share of the rival candidates, or both.” Mueller’s report contends that this DID NOT occur. Therefore, nothing illegal occurred. It was an entire wasted debacle of disingenuous, vilifying, stupidity for the sake of an agenda put forth by George Soros because his candidate lost and he’s a sore loser.
Mueller has mud on his face. His 37 page Indictment comes with no arrests. The only illegal charge that appears to have been mustered in the Indictment is the charge that some of the trolls utilized fake driver’s licenses and stolen identities. One man has admitted to this charge, Richard Pinedo, an American from California, who claims his assistance in re-establishing identities was innocent, but he is guilty of doing it.
Somehow the mainstream media seem to think that this Mueller indictment is a spectacular success. But in reality the only success is the arrest of one American. Because the Truth is – nothing in the indictment really shows manipulation any more than every media outlet, every blogger, every person doesn’t have the right to do – have an opinion and express it.
Trump is exonerated. Sanders is implicated. And Hillary’s $1.2 billion campaign is somehow muted by the $100,000 spending spree of the Internet Research Agency, LLC in posting ads on social media.
And oddly, it seems to have slipped the media or Mueller attention that in order for this company to be an LLC, it has to be a US registered company approved by the IRS and paying taxes…