One of the main newspapers in Northern Ireland has carried a reasonably objective article which finally shows a mainstream news outlet beginning to show some insight into how our social media network, which is a significant part of our 21st century version of the behind-the-scenes influence of the Templars, actually worked in the Brexit and Trump ‘revolutions’ of 2016.
The article in The Newsletter begins:
“A loyalist convicted over his role in the Belfast flag protests has been credited with helping Donald Trump win the US presidential election.”
“According to the New York Times, Jim Dowson – a regular speaker at rallies protesting against the decision to restrict the flying of the Union Flag at Belfast City Hall in 2012 – bombarded millions of Americans with “fake news” demonising Trump’s rival Hillary Clinton.
The reference to “fake news” is, of course, false. What the liberal MSM call “fake” is in fact true, but deeply inconvenient to them and their narrative. But the article continues reasonably objectively:
“An outspoken loyalist, anti-abortion and anti-immigration activist for a number of years, Mr Dowson set up a business offering advice on social media campaigns. Recently, the influential American newspaper named the 52-year-old as being typical of the “far-right agitators in Europe” who were “incredibly influential in shaping people’s views” during the presidential election campaign.
In the article, published alongside a photograph of the former Protestant preacher with a megaphone during a flag protest in Belfast, the NYT report also described Mr Dowson as “a fan of President Vladimir Putin of Russia”. Under the headline ‘How a Putin fan overseas pushed pro-Trump propaganda to Americans,’ it said: “Social media can amplify even the most obscure voices, giving them a stage from which to broadcast a distorted message to credulous audiences.” I would say I played a significant role in mobilising disaffected voters, absolutely.
“There’s no doubt about it. I would say me and my marketing company played a very, very significant role in mobilising disaffected voters, absolutely. But at no time have I ever – because I’m a professional and I take my profession very seriously – at no time have I ever made up a fake story,” he said. “If any of my staff did it they would be sacked immediately. I have never produced a fake story in my life. It’s immoral – I’m a Christian.”
Mr Dowson described himself as a “marketing expert” who has worked with a large number of organisations “to help them with their social media reach”. He said: “The people who I deal with, and the companies I deal with, are maybe running 100 websites each and I am maybe dealing with 20 of these companies … and there are maybe half a million people feeding into each one of those sites. “So within seconds nowadays a good meme (snappy internet phrase or video) can get 50 or 60 million hits. I was producing memes – good memes, no lies – and if you do a really dramatic picture, and you frame it right and you get it out there, memes like that get 10 million hits in a day.”
The article also considers the effect of our influence on the Brexit vote:
Mr Dowson added: “I would say I was far more influential in the Brexit vote than the Trump vote. I can assure you, we were out-stripping the [Nigel] Farage campaign in terms of memes and in terms of reach, we were miles ahead of them.”
Nowadays spending much of his time between offices he runs in Budapest and Belgrade, Mr Dowson said he rejects claims he is a racist, and says he is totally disillusioned with Northern Ireland politics. “I really hate racism and I hate when people connect me with neo-Nazis – I’m a Christian and God made all men, we’re all human beings. It just sickens me,” he said….. “Loyalists now have to move on. Flying a flag and saying ‘we want it back to the way it used to be, no surrender’ … it’s not going to happen.”
Written by journalist Mike McIntire, the New York Times article the Newsletter piece is based on notes the slow-but-steady KTI promotion of the Russian-based free speech rival of Facebook, VKontakte (VK) and goes on to say:
“A vocal proponent of Christian nationalist, anti-immigrant movements in Europe, Mr Dowson, 52, has spoken at a conference of far-right leaders in Russia and makes no secret of his hope that Mr Trump will usher in an era of rapprochement with Mr Putin. While it is easy to overstate the influence of fringe elements whose overall numbers remain very small, the explosion of fake news and propaganda sites and their possible impact on the presidential election have ignited alarm across the American political spectrum. “
Read more at: http://www.newsletter.co.uk/news/former-union-flag-protestor-credited-with-aiding-trump-election-victory-1-7748169
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