So Not a Surprise

Gun advocacy and conservative groups are responsible for astroturfing the reopen America campaign that has swept the US in recent days, according to research from cybersecurity experts.


But according to new research from cybersecurity researchers, many of these protests are neither spontaneous nor organic. Cybersecurity expert Brian Krebs and researchers at DomainTools have separately analysed web addresses including the word “reopen.” And interestingly, they’ve found that many of these can be linked to domains associated with gun advocacy groups, lobbyists, and other conservative organisations.

Published today, a report from DNS-focused cybersecurity firm DomainTools concludes that over 500 new domains related to the protests have been registered in the past month. Many of them are linked to only a few groups.

What, you mean that these protests, meticulously photographed by the media to create an artificial impression of large size and popular support are just an exercise in propaganda?

Well knock me over with a Chevy Chevelle SS 454 with a Holley four-barrel carb with a Turbo 400 automatic and Positraction.

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