• @FaeDrifter
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    29 months ago

    Well I do like to say that if Russia spent its troll farm money on its military instead, then it could afford the military it pretended to have.

    Tongue in cheek, obviously troll farms are way more cost effective.

    And it’s not like anyone was actually brainwashed into being a Russian agent. It’s just trolls who regurgitate pre-programmed talking points. And it’s really easy to walk into an alt-right or tankie bubble, list off a few in-group signals, and then just say things that already line up with their confirmation bias.

    • @MrBusinessMan@lemm.ee
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      29 months ago

      Actually I have a theory that the libs are the ones being targeted and brainwashed by Russian talking points. The Russians have convinced the libs that they secretly control everything and that everybody who disagrees with them is a Russian spy or a bot. The libs in turn act completley deranged about the Russian menace, thereby losing credibility in the eyes of their own countrymen and the world, and making foolish decisions of all sorts. They successfully are dividing our country by making the libs paranoid and distrustful. It’s truly a sad way for our country to be torn apart.

      • @FaeDrifter
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        29 months ago

        The proof is right there lol.

        Russian propaganda successfully convinced everyone that Russia had on of the most modern, powerful, well trained armies in the world. This is well documented. Most of the West predicted the fall of Ukraine within days.

        The funny thing about a propaganda army, is that it can’t fight a real war for you. The Ukraine invasion stripped away the illusion, and the world got to see the real Russian military behind the facade.

        everybody who disagrees with them is a Russian spy or a bot

        Absolutely not, but it’s really easy to spot someone with incoherent rhetoric, that dances back and forth, and parrots pretty predictable lines they got online.

        • @MrBusinessMan@lemm.ee
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          19 months ago

          Absolutely not, but it’s really easy to spot someone with incoherent rhetoric, that dances back and forth, and parrots pretty predictable lines they got online.

          Exactly what you are doing, which confirms my suspicions that you’ve fallen into the Russian propaganda trap! You need to snap out of it!

          • @FaeDrifter
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            29 months ago

            Snap me out of it, point out which part is incoherent, MrRubberandGlue.

            • @MrBusinessMan@lemm.ee
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              19 months ago

              America actually sucks ass on its own merits, Russia isn’t responsible for any of America’s problems (since America is the sole global superpower and has absolute control over itself and a great deal of the rest of the world) and the fact that you seek out an external boogeyman to blame really only proves that you’re a highly propagandized jingoist incapable of facing this reality.

              • @FaeDrifter
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                39 months ago

                America actually sucks ass on its own merits

                Oh I 100% agree. I don’t think Russian propaganda is seriously influencing America, not any more anyway. Maybe Russia tipped the scales in 2016 enough to get Trump elected, maybe not. I think everyone has adapted to it now.

                I think Russia impact online right now amounts to just making the internet a less fun place to be, because of the annoying trolls. I don’t take it very seriously.

                American capitalism would self destruct even if Russia did not exist.