People ridiculed Hillary Clinton when she said this:
Through content farms [in Macedonia], through an enormous investment in falsehoods, fake news, call it what you will ... The other side was using content that was just flat-out false, and delivering it in a very personalized way, both sort of above the radar screen and below. And you know, look, I’m not a tech expert by any stretch of the imagination. That really influenced the information that people were relying on. And there have been some studies done since the election that if you look — let’s pick Facebook. If you look at Facebook, the vast majority of the news items posted were fake. They were connected to, as we now know, the 1,000 Russian agents who were involved in delivering those messages. They were connected to the bots that are just out of control. We see now this new information about Trump’s Twitter account being populated by millions of bots.
A GOP donor who once had ties to IBM is the man behind the millions of Twitter bots President Trump counts on as followers who could be employed to target voters with misleading or fake news on social media.
In order for it to work, the scheme relies on the quiet guidance of Robert Mercer, a reclusive Republican mega-donor and staunch Trump supporter, sources told the Daily News...
...While pretty much any one computer scientist with the right motives could help someone in the Trump camp do such a thing — most AI technology at this moment is open source and freely available online if one knows where to look — the proximity of Mercer to the Trump camp, in particular, raises questions.
Long before making his fortune at Renaissance Technologies, his current hedge fund, Mercer, 70, worked at IBM, where his name appeared on several patents and on in many publications and studies about “Brown clustering,” which the computer giant used to create its Watson Artificial Intelligence systems.
Mercer did not respond to questions about his involvement with the Trump campaign.
Mercer, who helped get Breitbart News off the ground years ago with millions of dollars in donations, also invested at least $5 million in a firm called Cambridge Analytica, a small tech operation “that mines online data to reach and influence potential voters” and “uses secret psychological methods to pinpoint which messages are the most persuasive to individual online viewers,” The New Yorker magazine reported earlier this year.
And now for the real BOMBSHELL!!!!!
I've learned from several anonymous sources and a friend of mine on Twitter that Robert Mercer has deep ties to computer hackers who acknowledge that they have heard of Russia, the KGB and Vladimir Putin!
Moreover, anonymous sources close to Mercer have confirmed that Robert Mercer has the same last name as Ilana Mercer, a popular paleoconservative author and columnist in the US who was born in South Africa, who is an immigrant herself (but holds a hard-line position AGAINST illegal immigration ), who was an early Trump supporter AND who has written a book about Trump, titled: The Trump Revolution (cryptically and subversively subtitled: The Donald's Creative Destruction Deconstructed)!!!
Furthermore, Ilana Mercer has not denied the persistent internet allegation that she actually owns a bot farm in Macedonia!! Reportedly, the Senate Intel Committee is preparing a subpoena and an anonymous spokesperson promises that the Committee "will get to the bottom of this whole sordid affair."