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So, do you think Russia is trying to influence UK politics via MN?

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amispartacus Fri 03-Feb-17 20:19:31

A respected talk forum. Social media. Do you think foreign countries have people who come on MN to try to influence opinion, spread false truths, repeatedly post on certain topics and generally try to affect UK thinking?

70ontheinside Fri 03-Feb-17 20:24:45

Yes. Because how you tackle your smelly washing machine matters to us in Russia. Ooops, outed myself - don't tell anyone!

NeverTwerkNaked Fri 03-Feb-17 20:28:37

From what I have read about Russians using the Internet in precisely this way then yes I suspect there is a strong probability.

unicornsIlovethem Fri 03-Feb-17 21:17:36

Yes, probably . I don't think they bother with the home and harden threads though. Mainly Aibu and politics.

TresDesolee Fri 03-Feb-17 21:20:50

I've suspected this for some time. I doubt we're the FSB's #1 target or anything but on a few issues the messaging is so completely uniform and always couched in the same way.

I suspect we're one of the nursery slopes. The ones who pass muster here are sent on to Reddit...

amispartacus Fri 03-Feb-17 21:25:18

I suspect we're one of the nursery slopes


or the Guardian...

TresDesolee Fri 03-Feb-17 21:25:58

Steady on - nobody comes out of Guardian comments threads alive

NeverTwerkNaked Sat 04-Feb-17 06:31:30

unicorns I like to think every now and then they take a coffee-and-vodka break and post on baby names /home decorating /style and beauty grin

birdybirdywoofwoof Sat 04-Feb-17 06:40:40


unicornsIlovethem Sat 04-Feb-17 07:16:19

True twerk! They came for the trolling and stayed for woolly hugs...

VintagePerfumista Sat 04-Feb-17 07:20:34

"a respected talk forum" "social media".

Are they in the same sentence?

An oxymoronic one?

Surely the gin emoticon would be voddy if the Russkies were here? Or is that Another Cunning Plot to keep us in the dark?

TresDesolee Sat 04-Feb-17 07:51:54

I like to imagine them being bemused by threads about switching energy supplier.

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