Dedicated Trump supporter Brad Wilford spoke today about his consternation over having consistently re-tweeted inaccurate, debunked, or misleading articles on Twitter and spread news that often turned out to be false on Facebook and other social media.
"It's a real conundrum," said Wilford, who claimed online to have a tested IQ of 157. "I would say there's a smokescreen of some sort--by Facebook, Twitter, or the liberal media--but even my own investigations have turned up problems. For example, I told my followers that John McCain lied about his heroism in Vietnam after reading an article on TruthUncensored.net but it turned out even Sean Hannity was taken in by it and re-tweeted the same lie.If this were a one-time thing," Wilford continued, "that'd be one thing . . . but it's some kind of a pattern."
Doing a deep-dive into his copious social media records, Wilford concluded that somewhere upwards of 80% of his news shares had turned out to be either completely false or arguably false, drawing questions from his family and friends. The trend, he felt, was disturbing as he could see no logical reason for it.
"There was an article about thousands of pre-filled Hillary ballots," he said. "A block-buster story. Somehow it turned out to be entirely fake. After I dug into it, it turned out the picture was from England and the content was just invented."
"There was a story about the time-lapse of Trump's crowds being faked--there was even this great picture on CNN--but I sat down with a friend who was a photographer and he walked me through how it was a real picture and somehow Trump's crowd was smaller. I don't understand it."
Even more confusing was that the sources of most of the Mass-Media Lies that Wilford called out in online arguments seemed to hold water. "The thing about the birth certificate having layers was . . . that was spooky. They showed me that it was a result of something called Optical Character Recognition. Even Fox News backed that up."
"There were terrorists in Bowling Green--that was true--and it was just a Kellyanne Conway mistake and a media pile on-but there's this footage of her saying the same thing again in another place. It's weird. Like they got it right somehow."
Wilford's study of the situation is on-going but he has concluded that the likely problem is that smug liberals and the lying mainstream media are looking for any chance to condescend to Trump voters who are simply looking for reliable news sources. "I think some of these true-stories are planted by the Mainstream Media to try and throw us off. We get into a fight and then, you know, it checks out. It's pretty demoralizing sometimes--and it's unfortunate to watch people get taken in--but I think I'm starting to see the pattern."
Wilford said he'll be launching a website sometime in late 2017 that will show the pattern of legitimate but unpleasant anti-Trump news-stories that are "injected" into the Mainstream Media to bait conservative readers. "I think there's a way we can sift through them," he said. "And there might even be a way to determine if a story is real or not before re-tweeting it when it comes from a honorable non-MSM source."