William B. Turner
The so called president denies it, which is meaningless, but the actual evidence, which “conservatives” ignore because they don’t get the concept, overwhelmingly indicates that Russian agents took various steps to help the Donald win the 2016 presidential election.
One thing they apparently did was to participate actively on various social media, such as Facebook and Twitter, not only buying advertisements, but creating profiles and posting material that was variously designed to promote the Trump candidacy and exacerbate the existing social tensions that Trump liked to play on, such as hostility towards undocumented immigrants and Muslims.
These tactics only worked on people who are dumb enough to consider supporting the Donald to begin with. Even the most avid user of social media would have found Russian propaganda utterly unpersuasive, even before widespread reports that it is such, if that person was smart enough to realize that the Donald is as dumb as a post and utterly unqualified to be president of the United States.
Now that the cat is out of the bag, however, the Russian propaganda approach will have even less sway in U.S. politics. It is already routine to see Twitter users dismiss posts supporting the Donald as Russian bots. This is not always fair. The so called president does have real American supporters, and some of them can figure out how to operate Twitter, apparently.
If I were a decent conservative, I'd be pissed to be represented to the world like this
— (((DuneMyThang™))) (@Kris_Sacrebleu) April 1, 2018