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From what I understand, the group is mostly made up of Americans. Their main challenge will be how to post on French FB pages without looking obviously "foreign". They may also not be much attuned to the issues du jour in French politics: little coverage of France on Fox News (other than the ridiculously comic) and I don't expect they read Le Figaro or listen to RMC. Not sure how effective they will, unless they hire genuine French provocateurs.

The so-called "fachosphere" does exist on the French web with places like Francais de Souche and other stinkholes; their success at putting people on the street have been very limited. The FN apparatus itself has been much more successful at drawing crowds, using, yes, FB and Twitter.

by Bernard on Tue Jan 24th, 2017 at 07:51:44 PM EST
Have they been successfull in the US? There have been veritable troll armies, paid and otherwise yet despite all the histerics I don't see that their influence was anything but marginal.
by generic on Tue Jan 24th, 2017 at 08:05:24 PM EST
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Thinking about creating fake accounts, sure sheer quantity can have an impact but I can't think of one case of a fake or otherwise no-name account being used to smear a political movement that didn't rely on a minor celeb bad faith actor. And they could always find a genuine idiot if they went looking.
by generic on Tue Jan 24th, 2017 at 08:22:34 PM EST
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see comment "In China" below

Point n'est besoin d'espérer pour entreprendre, ni de réussir pour persévérer. - Charles le Téméraire
by marco on Wed Jan 25th, 2017 at 09:54:54 AM EST
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