Um, says who?


CNN on Friday reported that Russian-connected bots are spreading pro-gun messages on Twitter following Wednesday’s school shooting in Parkland, Fla., in an effort to “sow discord.”

Um, says who? Says the Alliance for Securing Democracy, that’s who. CNN reports:

The alliance is a group housed at The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) think tank to “defend against, deter, and raise the costs on Russian and other actors’ efforts to undermine democracy and democratic institutions,” according to its mission statement.

The group does not disclose which accounts it tracks and CNN has not independently verified its findings.

Among the hashtags and topics related to the shooting are #falseflag, #fbi, #gunreformnow, #fbigate, #parklandschoolshooting, the name of the shooter — Nikolas Cruz — and Florida.