CREATED ENTIRELY BY THE RUSSIANS
AND DOZENS OF HOUSTONIANS FELL AND DOZENS OF HOUSTONIANS FELL
FOR IT. FOR IT.
TONIGHT CHANNEL 2 INVESTIGATES TONIGHT CHANNEL 2 INVESTIGATES
DOCUMENTS IN DETAIL HOW A DOCUMENTS IN DETAIL HOW A
FOREIGN ENEMY CREATED CHAOS HERE FOREIGN ENEMY CREATED CHAOS HERE
AT HOME. AT HOME.
OUR JOEL EISENBAUM BREAKS IT OUR JOEL EISENBAUM BREAKS IT
DOWN AND HE IS SHOWING YOU AN DOWN AND HE IS SHOWING YOU AN
EASY WAY TO SPOT ELECTION EASY WAY TO SPOT ELECTION
INTERFERENCE ON SOCIAL MEDIA. INTERFERENCE ON SOCIAL MEDIA.
>>NO JUSTICE!>>NO JUSTICE!
>>Reporter: SOMETIMES IT SEEMS>>Reporter: SOMETIMES IT SEEMS
LIKE WE’RE JUST NOT GETTING LIKE WE’RE JUST NOT GETTING
ALONG. ALONG.
>>DID YOU HEAR ME?>>DID YOU HEAR ME?
>>ASK HIM A QUESTION.>>ASK HIM A QUESTION.
>>Reporter: IT SHOULDN’T BE>>Reporter: IT SHOULDN’T BE
NEWS TO YOU. NEWS TO YOU.
>>ARE YOU TALKING TO ME?>>ARE YOU TALKING TO ME?
>>Reporter: WHEN IT COMES TO>>Reporter: WHEN IT COMES TO
DISAGREEING WITH EACH OTHER, DISAGREEING WITH EACH OTHER,
WE’VE BEEN GETTING SOME FOREIGN WE’VE BEEN GETTING SOME FOREIGN
HELP. HELP.
>>YES.>>YES.
WE’LL DEFINITELY INTERVENE. WE’LL DEFINITELY INTERVENE.
>>Reporter: THAT WAS RUSSIA’S>>Reporter: THAT WAS RUSSIA’S
PRESIDENT A FEW DAYS AGO. PRESIDENT A FEW DAYS AGO.
DID YOU KNOW WE’RE TARGETS, TOO? DID YOU KNOW WE’RE TARGETS, TOO?
NOT JUST WE AMERICANS. NOT JUST WE AMERICANS.
NOT JUST WE TEXANS. NOT JUST WE TEXANS.
WE HOUSTONIANS HAD BULL’S EYES WE HOUSTONIANS HAD BULL’S EYES
ON OUR BACKS. ON OUR BACKS.
RIGHT IN OUR OWN BACKYARD. RIGHT IN OUR OWN BACKYARD.
THEY’VE ALREADY DUPED US GOOD. THEY’VE ALREADY DUPED US GOOD.
>>WE THOUGHT HOUSTON AS A>>WE THOUGHT HOUSTON AS A
PRIMARY TARGET BOTH BEFORE AND PRIMARY TARGET BOTH BEFORE AND
AFTER THE 2016 ELECTION. AFTER THE 2016 ELECTION.
>>Reporter: HERE AT CHANNEL 2>>Reporter: HERE AT CHANNEL 2
WE HAVE SOMETHING CALLED A WE HAVE SOMETHING CALLED A
COVERAGE CALENDAR. COVERAGE CALENDAR.
BASICALLY IT’S A LIST OF THINGS BASICALLY IT’S A LIST OF THINGS
WE THINK ARE GOING TO BE NEWS WE THINK ARE GOING TO BE NEWS
WORTHY ON ANY CERTAIN DAY. WORTHY ON ANY CERTAIN DAY.
NOW, BACK ON MAY 21, 2016, ON NOW, BACK ON MAY 21, 2016, ON
OUR COVERAGE CALENDAR WAS A OUR COVERAGE CALENDAR WAS A
PROTEST IN DOWNTOWN HOUSTON. PROTEST IN DOWNTOWN HOUSTON.
WE MADE IT AND IT WAS HEATED. WE MADE IT AND IT WAS HEATED.
WHAT NOBODY, ALMOST NOBODY KNEW WHAT NOBODY, ALMOST NOBODY KNEW
THEN IS THE DOWNTOWN HOUSTON THEN IS THE DOWNTOWN HOUSTON
PROTEST AGAINST SO-CALLED PROTEST AGAINST SO-CALLED
ISLAMAFICATION AND THE COUNTERS ISLAMAFICATION AND THE COUNTERS
PROTEST ACROSS THE STREET, WERE PROTEST ACROSS THE STREET, WERE
ENGINEERED BY THE RUSSIANS. ENGINEERED BY THE RUSSIANS.
THE INTERNET RESEARCH AGENCY THE INTERNET RESEARCH AGENCY
BASICALLY AN ARM OF THE KREMLIN, BASICALLY AN ARM OF THE KREMLIN,
ADVERTISED BOTH THE PROTESTS AND ADVERTISED BOTH THE PROTESTS AND
THE COUNTERPROTEST, CREATED THEM THE COUNTERPROTEST, CREATED THEM
OUT OF THIN AIR. OUT OF THIN AIR.
>>THIS IS AN EXAMPLE OF WHERE>>THIS IS AN EXAMPLE OF WHERE
THEY LITERALLY GOT PEOPLE INTO THEY LITERALLY GOT PEOPLE INTO
THE STREETS ON BOTH SIDES OF THE THE STREETS ON BOTH SIDES OF THE
STREET TRYING TO INFLAME STREET TRYING TO INFLAME
TENSIONS. TENSIONS.
>>Reporter: HOUSTONIANS WERE>>Reporter: HOUSTONIANS WERE
OFTEN TORE GETS. OFTEN TORE GETS.
IT HAPPENED ON INSTAGRAM. IT HAPPENED ON INSTAGRAM.
IT HAPPENED ON TWITTER. IT HAPPENED ON TWITTER.
IT HAPPENED ON FACEBOOK AND IT IT HAPPENED ON FACEBOOK AND IT
WORKED. WORKED.
>>LIKE WHAT IS THAT?>>LIKE WHAT IS THAT?
>>Reporter: THIS IS A>>Reporter: THIS IS A
SELF-PROCLAIMED SOCIALIST. SELF-PROCLAIMED SOCIALIST.
HE AND HIS LIKE-MINDED COMRADES HE AND HIS LIKE-MINDED COMRADES
WERE MOTIVATED INTO COUNTER WERE MOTIVATED INTO COUNTER
PROTESTING THAT MAY 2016 DAY BY PROTESTING THAT MAY 2016 DAY BY
WHAT THEY SAW POSTED ON FACEBOOK WHAT THEY SAW POSTED ON FACEBOOK
BY A GROUP CALLED HEART OF BY A GROUP CALLED HEART OF
TEXAS. TEXAS.
>>WE THOUGHT WHAT THE BLANK,>>WE THOUGHT WHAT THE BLANK,
’CAUSE WE NEVER HEARD OF THEM. ’CAUSE WE NEVER HEARD OF THEM.
>>Reporter: BUT IN SHORT ORDER,>>Reporter: BUT IN SHORT ORDER,
THE HEART OF TEXAS POSTED — THE HEART OF TEXAS POSTED —
BOASTED A QUARTER MILLION BOASTED A QUARTER MILLION
FOLLOWERS AND PUSHED OUT POSTS FOLLOWERS AND PUSHED OUT POSTS
WITH BORDER TIGHTENING, TEXAS WITH BORDER TIGHTENING, TEXAS
LEAVING THE UNION. LEAVING THE UNION.
HOT BUTTON ISSUES WERE THE STOCK HOT BUTTON ISSUES WERE THE STOCK
IN TRADE AND AT THE SAME TIME IN TRADE AND AT THE SAME TIME
OTHER RUSSIAN FABRICATED SOCIAL OTHER RUSSIAN FABRICATED SOCIAL
MEDIA ACCOUNTS PLAYED THE OTHER MEDIA ACCOUNTS PLAYED THE OTHER
SIDES OF THE ISSUES. SIDES OF THE ISSUES.
THE GOAL IS STRIFE. THE GOAL IS STRIFE.
>>WE SEE THIS CONSISTENT EFFORT>>WE SEE THIS CONSISTENT EFFORT
TO TRY TO DIVIDE AND RADICALIZE TO TRY TO DIVIDE AND RADICALIZE
CERTAIN PARTS OF THE AMERICAN CERTAIN PARTS OF THE AMERICAN
PUBLIC. PUBLIC.
WHEN WE’RE FIGHTING AMONGST EACH WHEN WE’RE FIGHTING AMONGST EACH
OTHER, WE’RE NOT PAYING OTHER, WE’RE NOT PAYING
ATTENTION TO WHAT RUSSIA IS ATTENTION TO WHAT RUSSIA IS
DOING. DOING.
>>Reporter: ON TWITTER, RUSSIA>>Reporter: ON TWITTER, RUSSIA
ACCOUNTS TARGETED MAYOR TURNER. ACCOUNTS TARGETED MAYOR TURNER.
HOUSTON POLLUTION, HURRICANE HOUSTON POLLUTION, HURRICANE
LOOTING, A CONSTANT STREAM OF LOOTING, A CONSTANT STREAM OF
ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING
HOUSTONIANS MIGHT FIND HOUSTONIANS MIGHT FIND
DISCONCERTING. DISCONCERTING.
>>HOUSTON, I THINK, IS>>HOUSTON, I THINK, IS
IMPORTANT BECAUSE A, TEXAS IS IMPORTANT BECAUSE A, TEXAS IS
MOVING TOWARDS BEING A SWING MOVING TOWARDS BEING A SWING
STATE. STATE.
B, THERE IS A LEGITIMATE B, THERE IS A LEGITIMATE
KRESSATION MOVEMENT. KRESSATION MOVEMENT.
>>PART OF — HEART OF TEXAS IS>>PART OF — HEART OF TEXAS IS
GONE. GONE.
THIS FORM OF WARFARE IS HERE TO THIS FORM OF WARFARE IS HERE TO
STAY. STAY.
ANYONE AND EVERYONE CAN USE THIS ANYONE AND EVERYONE CAN USE THIS
TYPE OF MANIPULATION WITH A TYPE OF MANIPULATION WITH A
LITTLE BIT OF PLANNING AND A LITTLE BIT OF PLANNING AND A
LITTLE BIT OF MONEY. LITTLE BIT OF MONEY.
>>THE UGLY TRUTH THAT WE ALL>>THE UGLY TRUTH THAT WE ALL
HAVE TO DEAL WITH IS THERE IS HAVE TO DEAL WITH IS THERE IS
ALREADY MASSIVE SOCIAL CONFLICT ALREADY MASSIVE SOCIAL CONFLICT
IN OUR COUNTRY. IN OUR COUNTRY.
THERE IS ALREADY LOTS. THERE IS ALREADY LOTS.
>>THEY’RE EXPLOITING THAT.>>THEY’RE EXPLOITING THAT.
>>ABSOLUTELY.>>ABSOLUTELY.
>>Reporter: THERE IS AN>>Reporter: THERE IS AN
INTERESTING KEY WORD SEARCHABLE INTERESTING KEY WORD SEARCHABLE
ARCHIVE OF THESE FOREIGN ARCHIVE OF THESE FOREIGN
ENTITIES SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS ENTITIES SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS
AND ON CLICK2HOUSTON.COM, WE’VE AND ON CLICK2HOUSTON.COM, WE’VE
GOT THE LINK TO CHECK IT OUT.