Nate Silver Pours Cold Water on Liberal Russian 2016 Fantasies
I seriously have no idea what's going on with Russia and the 2016 election. Do you? Probably not. It's old news if it actually ever was news. CNN seems to be the only one who cares about it (see CNN Accuses Americans of Lacking Focus Over Russia Investigation Jeopardy Question and Jon Stewart Admits Leftists Don’t Care About Russian Collusion). But one of the most popular excuses for 2016 I hear is that Trump only won because Russia manipulated social media. With memes. Which I hear ironically enough from liberals on Facebook. Sharing memes. This is 2018. Just roll with it.
Sadly for the left, Nate Silver dumped a bucket of cold water on the "Trump only won because of Facebook" narrative.
If you wrote out a list of the most important factors in the 2016 election, I'm not sure that Russian social media… https://t.co/gZQhN24Q7a— Nate Silver (@Nate Silver)1545095301.0
What fraction of overall social media impressions on the 2016 election were generated by Russian troll farms? 0.1%?… https://t.co/SZdl73GCRw— Nate Silver (@Nate Silver)1545098938.0
Yeah, it says something. It says the left knows it's bulls***. But they need an excuse other than "the voters don't like us." Similar to Buzzfeed blaming the France riots on Facebook groups. And not an energy tax that was one tax too many for the snail-nomming Frenchies.
Let's see what excuses they have for 2020.