"The Young Turks" host Cenk Uygur has uncovered a plot from users of the Japanese anime discussion board 4chan to incite increasingly vicious online arguments between Bernie Sanders voters and Hillary Clinton voters. The plan is to create sock puppet accounts so it appears that supporters of the Democratic candidates are viciously attacking each other. These pro-Trump volunteers were inspired, Uygur says, by pro-Clinton fixer David Brock's group: "Correct The Record," which is apparently spending more than $1 million on anti-Trump, anti-Sanders and pro-Hillary internet comments (see below).
Last week, Uygur said he suspected that the "death threats" against NV state Democratic Party chair Roberta Lange could have been made by plants from "Correct The Record" in order to discredit Sanders supporters who were upset at her actions.
CENK UYGUR: It is something called Correct The Record. Where they pay people to cause trouble online. How do we know they didn't make the calls? You don't know. You don't know. Right?
"If we're serious about a Trump presidency we need to start infiltrating their conversations in order to sew more division," an anonymous 4chan user said on Saturday. "I'm talking systematic and long-term /mischief/, not just a few minutes trolling dumbass [social justice warriors]."
Reminder to all who did not grow up as internet users: Consider 4chan's infamous slogan: "The stories and information posted here are artistic works of fiction and falsehood. Only a fool would take anything posted here as fact."