Roundup of 2018 Election Conspiracy Trolling

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Roundup of 2018 Election Conspiracy Trolling

Post by Milo » Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:37 am


Kim Davis did not lose an election to the man she refused to issue a same-sex marriage license to.

A citizen militia did not detain buses of undocumented immigrants at the US border who were trying to vote.

Two busloads of “illegals” were not paid to vote for Texas gubernatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke.

Yes, an NBC News truck took a parking spot for people with disabilities, but it did not prevent a vet with disabilities from voting.

ICE will not be patrolling polling stations.

This video does not expose voter fraud. It shows a student receiving a voter ID.

There are reports of fake signs spoofing Democrats in Florida.

Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum's siblings have not been charged with voter fraud.

The false meme was originally posted in late October, but it began spreading again in Facebook groups and on pages as Election Day approached:

Don't believe "early voting" numbers in Michigan. There is no early voting in that state.

A Facebook post claiming Kurt Russell praised Donald Trump's courage and determination is fake.

The Pope did not encourage migrants to "pile up" at the American border. His speech was taken out of context.

The North Dakota Democrats ran a misleading Facebook ad discouraging hunters from voting.

This image, shared by Illinois Republican candidate Dr. Nick Stella, does not show a street in the United States. It’s actually a town in England.

People in the first migrant caravan did not attack the Mexican police.

The pipe bomb suspect is not a registered Democrat. He is a registered Republican.

The Democratic nominee for governor in Georgia, Stacey Abrams, did not pose with a “communist” and “#MuslimBrotherhood” sign.

A racist robocall is spoofing Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum.

Baseless, years-old conspiracy theories are still trying to tie George Soros to voting machine manipulation.

The false claims began to recirculate on election day, thanks to people posting them in Facebook groups and elsewhere: [Numerous, see link.]

Eric Brakey, the Republican nominee for Senate in Maine, spread a hoax conspiracy about ISIS fighters being in the refugee caravan.

An old attack on Minnesota Congress candidate Ilhan Omar is being spread again by her opponents and right-wing media. [That she married her brother.]

Matt Gaetz, a Florida member of Congress up for reelection, shared an unverified video of the refugee caravan and claimed it might show people being paid by George Soros or US NGOs to participate.



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Re: Roundup of 2018 Election Conspiracy Trolling

Post by Mr. Perfect » Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:42 pm

The CNN generic ballot poll on election was maybe the worst poll in history.

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Re: Roundup of 2018 Election Conspiracy Trolling

Post by SteveFoerster » Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:19 am

Considering how much exposure people get to bullshit, you'd think they'd be better at detecting it by now....
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Re: Roundup of 2018 Election Conspiracy Trolling

Post by Milo » Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:18 pm

SteveFoerster wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:19 am
Considering how much exposure people get to bullshit, you'd think they'd be better at detecting it by now....
But what if the BS supports your worldview or helps your cause?

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Re: Roundup of 2018 Election Conspiracy Trolling

Post by Doc » Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:33 pm

Milo wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:18 pm
SteveFoerster wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:19 am
Considering how much exposure people get to bullshit, you'd think they'd be better at detecting it by now....
But what if the BS supports your worldview or helps your cause?
I think the term you are looking for Milo is "confirmation bullshit".
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Re: Roundup of 2018 Election Conspiracy Trolling

Post by Mr. Perfect » Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:49 pm

The polls were still wildly wrong. Generic ballots showed Democrat lead by as much as 15% at times, when it was always 3-5%. And they got a number of races completely wrong again.


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