You're right. Trump and Putin used paid shills and bots.
Yes, voters should check. However, the bottom end of the intellectual scale voted for Trump. Emoters are mot the types to check facts and think for themselves.
I listened to a video by Truthy on OSoMe. (from S.A.) on bots which retweet for people, and how ISIS use thousands of fake account bots.
It is the new warzone; battle of the bots.
On the site The Conversation. (from S.A.) at the bottom of an article on Surveillance http://theconversation.com/snoopers-charter-why-journalists-and-the-rest-of-us-should-be-afraid-69591 it states:-
"When the likes of Donald Trump and Boris Johnson (M16 now) control the most powerful surveillance operation the world has seen, in a climate of growing intolerance, we must worry."
This is just what you mean about "those defending us from it" and what we were saying elsewhere about it being only an opinion that decides it as relevant. The writer decides to influence by saying Trump and Johnson are to be worried about, with probably no evidence whatsoever. He calls Johnson a buffoon (nothing but his own opinion) when the man is extremely intelligent and articulate, as well as having humour and wit.
And Scientific American is using this piece as its source!
Your point proven.
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