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Hillary PAC spending $1m to ‘forcefully correct’ social media trolls

Right The Record will put more than $1 million into Barrier Breakers 2016 exercises, including the dramatically multiplying of its computerized operation to take part in web informing both for Secretary Clinton and to push back against aggressors on online networking stages like Twitter, Facebook, Reddit, and Instagram,” said the PAC in an announcement discharged Thursday.

The announcement says “lessons gained from online engagement with ‘Berni Bros’ amid the Democratic Primary will be connected to whatever remains of the essential season and general race – reacting rapidly and compellingly to negative assaults and false accounts.”

The PAC additionally says it will be “pushing out data to Sanders supporters” to urge them to bolster Clinton.

Super PACs aren’t typically permitted to facilitate with hopefuls, yet FEC escape clauses mean Correct the Record can – a move found by the Sunlight Foundation’s Libby Watson.

“The entire thinking behind (Supreme Court choice) Citizens United lays on (PACs) being autonomous, however Correct the Record claims it can arrange,” Watson told The Daily Beast.

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