Bros4Hillary Facebook Group Coordinates To Shut Down Large Pro-Bernie Groups
Last night, Hillary Clinton supporters launched an apparent coordinated effort to shut down Bernie Sanders-related Facebook groups. In a press release, the admin of Bernie Believers, a Facebook group with over 50,000 members, pointed the finger at David Brock’s SuperPac Correct the Record, which recently announced it had spent $1 million to an “online taskforce” of paid internet commenters.
Starting at around 9:45pm, Bernie Sanders Facebook Groups all across the Social Media Sphere started to be deleted. They were not “inside jobs,” as some suggested. Rather, these groups just completely disappeared off the search bar, and administrators were left scratching their heads wondering what happened.
The Young Turks had reported on a story less than a week ago announcing that a Hillary Clinton SuperPAC called “Correct the Record” was spending 1 million dollars on combating Hillary’s reputation online.
We have no proof as of currently that they are involved, but a day before the primary and now a dozen plus groups of over 50k, 100k, 150k and so on members get purged?
This is too big of a thing to be considered coincidental. We are asking for the National Campaign’s help at raising this news all over the airwaves. The Primaries are tomorrow and internet activists currently have nowhere to turn to.
While Correct the Record’s online taskforce is an easy target to blame, evidence has since emerged that members of a pro-Clinton Facebook group called Bros4Hillary were behind the shutdown, exploiting Facebook’s automated content flagging system by mass reporting Bernie pages.
Screenshots of conversations in the Bros4Hillary group show Clinton supporters posting images of themselves reporting Bernie groups for “credible threats of violence.”
Another screenshot reportedly shows the comments for the above photo.
The groups removed include:
Bernie Sanders Activists
Bernie Sanders Is My Hero
Bernie or Bust
Bernie Sanders for President
Bernie Sanders – Ideas Welcome
Bernie Sanders Revolutionaries
Bay Area for Bernie
Facebook relies heavily on AI to monitor it’s posts. AI has biases programmed in by the executives and programmers. Facebook’s COO and right hand of Zuck is Sheryl Sandberg, who would very much like to see Hillary Clinton in the White House. Sheryl is a former Clinton White House Administration Alumnus.
Is Facebook using it’s black box algorithms to shape public opinion and steal the election? What will happen as we get closer to November? Facebook wields incredible power in the information space. The average person spends 45 minutes on Facebook every day. Can a company such as this really be trusted to be the gatekeeper to the internet?
Does anyone standing in Hillary’s way really stand a chance?