2020-02-10 update: Based on media reports from 2014-2015, the IRA might have been used by the military and/or intelligence of the Russian Federation to develop and tests methods of causing physical events in the US through social media. These tests were successful, but not connected to the 2016 elections.
If so, Brennan, Comey, McCabe and their accomplices have intentionally misinterpreted intelligence information, leaving the US vulnerable to adversaries’ activity via social media. Adversaries can also use existing allies within the US, as shown in the excellent analysis by Yaacov Apelbaum:
“Within hours of the news that the Iranian Quds force commander, Qassem Soleimani, was killed there were over 200 US-wide pro-Iran demonstrations. … Evaluating the demonstration timeline, it is remarkable just how quickly the activists responded to the call to hit the streets. In the 24 hours between the news of Soleimani’s death on January 3rd and the early morning of January 4th, when the boots were on the ground, the organizers pulled all-nighters, printing and mounting thousands of signs and banners. They also solved complex logistic problems of transportation, food, and communications—all hallmarks of an efficient bureaucracy and well-funded organization.”
These demonstrations bring to mind indoctrination, training, and organization, conducted with the blessing of the top echelon of the Democratic party (including Keith Ellison, Al Gore, Elizabeth Warren), and financed by Silicon Valley (including Google and Facebook) with the idea that progressives must be prepared to fight back in the first hours and days of a national security crisis.
The article from October 2018: Continue reading Imaginary Social Media Component of Imaginary Russian Meddling