Hillary Clinton herself spent years lamenting the supposed “Russian interference” that cost her the 2016 election against Donald Trump. Members of the press were happy to echo that claim, often suggesting that a few hundred thousand dollars spent to promote memes was decisive.
To a normal person, that never made any sense. I’d go out on a limb and say that no one changed their vote because they saw a meme of Jesus arm-wrestling Hillary Clinton. Yet, that was the predominant theme, with the moral panic bleeding into other areas and eventually culminating in the Robert Mueller investigation.
Now, The Washington Post is finally admitting it was all nonsense. Citing a new study, the Post reports that there was no appreciable impact made by Russian “trolls” operating on Twitter during the 2016 election.