Duke Professor’s Study Blows Up Russian Election Influence Narrative

DURHAM – Usually, when we’re reporting on a tweet thread from a college professor, it features the typical trappings of liberal academia. That’s why the tweets of Duke professor, director of The Polarization Lab, Chris Bail stick out. Instead of the anti-Trump tirades we’re all used to, he offers an honest analysis of the Russia collusion narrative and in the process exposes how farcical it really was.

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You are not likely to find this study shared by most of the mainstream media. How could they? They’ve spent the last four years or so spinning the narrative that Trump has Russia meddle in US elections to get him elected president, so an honest look at how little effect such meddling likely has is hardly supportive of their cause.

It makes sense, though. When is the last time an internet troll changed your mind on a political issue, or ignited a grievance that wasn’t already there? The efforts of foreign countries to influence American voters are drowned out by the influence campaigns constantly being waged in every facet of our lives already. Democrats just can’t stand that Donald Trump was able to speak to the issues that really were influencing voters mindset, and thus give those voters influence in Washington for the first time in recent memory.

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