Facebook Statement on Bernie Group Attacks

Facebook has made a statement to TYT reporter Jordan Chariton about what happened on the night of April 25 in regards to several very popular Bernie Sanders themed groups getting deleted.

While some were pushing the narrative that it was a Facebook glitch, is became apparent that only Bernie Groups were being affected and after some digging it was confirmed that Hillary Clinton supporters, possibly even at least one of her delegates, attacked the groups and reported inappropriate content. It’s what is known as a “Flag Attack” and it triggers an automated shutdown of pages or groups until a human can review the “offending group or page”.

This flag attack was particularly nasty because of the method used. Here’s the likeliest scenario. A Clinton supporter asks to become a member of a group, in fact several of them, days or weeks before the attack is scheduled. They lurk and wait in the wings until given the green light to proceed. Last night’s attack was brought on by these lurkers who posted inappropriate content in the groups, then before an admin had a chance to remove the post they rallied the #MillionDollarTrolls to visit each post an “flag” it.

There’s no denying it happened, in fact here’s what Facebook had to say to Chariton:

This attack was quite likely brought on by Correct The Record and came just a few days after they admitted they would spend a million dollars hiring online trolls, now deemed #MillionDollarTrolls.

David Brock, once an anti Clinton political operative, months ago changed his ‘for purchase’ tune with the formation of a pro Hillary super PAC – Correct The Record. Although Brock ripped the Clintons to shreds in the 90’s as a hired gun, he has moved on to defending Secretary Clinton online via paid shills and trolls to claim support for the floundering candidate. Correct The Record’s website states their mission in vague wording to simulate a warm embrace and welcome for true Hillary supporters. However, a few minutes on their page begins to make your skin crawl as you realize they are communicating that they will do anything to defend a negative image of their candidate. Anything.

Outspoken celebrities, reporters, entertainers, and pundits have recently fallen into Correct The Records cross hairs for posting both opinion and fact supporting evidence of outlandish voter fraud, suppression, and political subterfuge in the democratic contests. Sufficient evidence has piled up in some states, such as Arizona, where lawsuits continue to climb judicial ladders.

Tim Robbins, one such actor, found himself in unintentional and fabricated war as Correct The Record attacked him via Twitter.

Their mission is clearly stated, they will swiftly and viciously attack any who oppose their candidate Clinton, regardless of truth.

“Correct The Record will invest more than $1 million into Barrier Breakers 2016 activities, including the more than tripling of its digital operation to engage in online messaging both for Secretary Clinton and to push back against attackers on social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, Reddit, and Instagram. Barrier Breakers 2016 is a project of Correct The Record and the brainchild of David Brock,”

Attackers appears to be defined as anyone who has something negative to say about Secretary Clinton. Their quick justice? Say awful things about Bernie Sanders. Correct The Record should more aptly be named Conveniently Fabricate Herstory.

This super PAC blends in nicely to DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s platform of staunch Clinton support regardless of overwhelming preference demonstrated by party members. In contests across the country Bernie Sanders wins by landslides and states rejoice. In contests where Clinton wins there is voter suppression, fraud, lawsuits, shuttered polling places, and spontaneous party registration changes days before primaries. This leads to the question of the financial supporters of Correct The Record, and their roots within the democratic party.

The curious timing of the attacks, the night before a 5 state primary voting day, was surely to take attention from the election and cost people valuable time and energy online. It’s no secret that Sanders has a massive social media army and they have used the Facebook group feature as a way to organize and help spread information in a heavily biased media world that has worked overtime to shut Bernie Sanders out.

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11 thoughts on “Facebook Statement on Bernie Group Attacks

  • April 26, 2016 at 10:02 am

    They wanted to impede communication about problems at the polls today

  • April 26, 2016 at 10:10 am

    Now that we have confirmations, of sorts, of the unfair tactics of the Clinton campaign, what recourse do we have? Can we still reclaim the states she cheated in?

  • April 26, 2016 at 1:11 pm

    Most Bernie supporters won’t support or vote for Hillary. Far more than the reported 25 to 33%. By rigging elections and dirty online tactics they have started a war they’re not likely to win which will inevitably lead to a Republican Whitehouse this term. I will be sorry to see that, but her tactics are unlikely to win an election.

  • April 26, 2016 at 1:19 pm

    I belong to several groups on Facebook, I am a business owner and have several rooms, and not a single one of them went down, like Bernie’s did.

  • April 26, 2016 at 2:09 pm

    My concern about this incident is that there were report of posted Child Porn. If so these people downloaded Child Porn onto their Computers to post on Bernie sites. Having Child Porn is a Federal Offense and should be looked into Please.

  • April 26, 2016 at 3:46 pm

    Let’s start up some new and bolder Bernie Sanders FB sites!!!! Lots of graphics and lots of people talking to each other!!! Let’s make it better…let’s not get down about it…REBUILD AND MOVE FORWARD…make it better so that it shows that you cannot be knocked down!!

  • April 26, 2016 at 5:48 pm

    Thank you for your report. It’s good to know what was happening. Surprising that anyone would have a problem with Bernie Sanders’ supporters. Seems an underhanded thing to do by a campaign of a presidential hopeful. You can’t make this stuff up. I hope her supporters are aware of these tactics and her misuse of campaign funds.

  • April 26, 2016 at 6:04 pm

    Since it states you are not affiliated with the Bernie Sanders campaign, I am very reluctant to “support” this site after what happened last night. While I appreciate the information, I am now leery because of last night and the FB debacle. I liked reading the article, but do not want to take any chances on being part of ANY HRC crap…I am a BERNIE OR BUST all the way to the end of this absolute crap. I am not a millennial, but rather a senior who is INCREDIBLY incensed at what I have seen this cycle. Civil disobedience is not beyond me at this age. Been there,done that….

  • April 26, 2016 at 6:26 pm

    Lowlife David Brock is Hillary’s “Dick Cheney.”

  • April 26, 2016 at 7:26 pm

    The FEDS need to be alerted to the fact that Hillary’s Internet Trolls were using CHILD PORNOGRAPHY on the various Bernie Facebook Pages. I reported one such post when I got a child porn clip as a “reply” to one of my posts. Hillary has yet to denounce this disgusting tactic and Mainstream Media has not said a WORD about the cyber attack on Bernie Sanders and his supporters that occurred last night.

  • April 26, 2016 at 8:09 pm

    These people that went on to frame Bernie Sanders followers need to be caught and beat the living daylights out of. I am not a violent person but I am sick and tired of all the crap that is going on with the DNC/Hillary Clinton party.

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