In case you haven’t noticed, a lot of people dislike Hillary Clinton (evidence of that here, here, here, and here). Methinks it probably has something to do with her seeming pleasure of wearing burning pantsuits. Set aflame with her lies. Because of Hillary’s unpopular ways, a PAC is spending loads of money as a means to combat the abundance of Hillary hate on the web. The PAC’s official office has leased the entire state of Oregon. They needed the space. Just kidding. Oregon wasn’t big enough.
[A] pro-Hillary Clinton Super PAC is pledging to spend $1 million to “push back against” users on Twitter, Facebook, Reddit and Instagram. Correct the Record’s “Barrier Breakers” project boasts in a press release that is has already “addressed more than 5,000 people that have personally attacked Hillary Clinton on Twitter.”
It’s bad when you have to defend “your guy” from that many people. It makes sense, considering she has an unfavorable rating of historic proportions. Also, what exactly does this “push back” entail? A peek at the CTR Barrier Breakers press release offers no additional detail as to what their so called “strategy” against “swarms of anonymous attackers” is. And why would they need $1 MILLION to do whatever it is they’re doing?
People online have complained about being banned from Hillary Clinton groups and having their comments deleted without reason. One Reddit user helped to specify CTR’s intentionally vague scope of practice:
They’re spending [millions of dollars] on two areas: opposition research, and rapid-response. The research part is pretty self-explanatory, but the rapid response bit is really interesting. They’re essentially hiring staffers who astroturf reddit, Facebook, write blogs on free mediums like Tumblr, flood comment sections on news articles, call into radio shows and otherwise just act as a “first responder” on the scene whenever a news story breaks out. They get their talking points from the Clinton campaign, and then they flood the discussion and attempt to steer it.
The Daily Beast also confirms that the CTR PAC works directly in coordination with the Clinton campaign.
Due to FEC loopholes, the Sunlight Foundation’s Libby Watson found this year that Correct the Record can openly coordinate with Clinton’s campaign, despite rules that typically disallow political campaigns from working directly with PACs.
We already knew that Hillary has a proclivity for doing things illegally… But upon discovering her lack of popularity with the general public, why is the response to try to correct the way the public thinks? Why not change herself? She’s the common denominator in all of this. People all over the country don’t like her. It has nothing to do with misinformation or trolling, and everything to do with her being a terrible candidate for the presidency.
But, like most leftists, she resorts to censorship and control. It’s old hat.