FBI Probing Breitbart, InfoWars In Russian Influence Investigation

Federal agents are investigating whether right-wing sites including Breitbart and InfoWars colluded in any way with Russian agents who were working to hurt Hillary Clinton’s chances in the presidential election, McClatchy reports.

The FBI-led investigation is focused on Russia’s use of social media “bots” to amplify stories that put Donald Trump in a favorable light when he appeared to be struggling during the campaign, two anonymous sources told McClatchy. Part of the investigation involves working to determine whether any of the sites whose stories the bots often amplified were cooperating in some way with the Russian operatives.

  • H

    Anyone else get the impression Comey’s FBI are not a friend of free speech? This is getting rather scary….

    • barryjr

      Comey is a bought and paid for Clinton stooge. Trumps biggest mistake is not replacing the criminal.

      • mobuyus

        Comey’s an idiot that allowed himself to be a found-in between a rock and a hard place.

  • topposter

    Is the FBI investigating whether the Russians had anything to do with Hillary being offered debate questions to help put her in a favourable light when she was struggling? No? Why?

  • vwVwwVwv

    hmmmmmm funny how everything is leaked

  • mobuyus

    Did the Russians force hillary to the dank stygian cellar of her lair to smash mobile devices and hard drives with a hammer behind the furnace?

  • bargogx1

    They keep moving the goalposts. First it was that Russians “hacked” the election, now what, they “influenced” it through social media?

    • Alain

      As someone else commented on a different site: social media is like giving an infinite number of monkeys access to typewriters while expecting them to write Shakespeare.

  • Alain

    I didn’t realise that Obama was still president. It must be looking how this show is being run.

    • Watchman

      Obama is the President of the Dark State. That’s why he is still in Washington, DC.

  • mauser 98

    anything but the Clintons