Tried to look around for the posts and accounts tumblr mentioned in their mail they sent to many(all?) users a moment ago. So, according to tumblr’s “investigations” the russian IRA are spreading posts for LGBTQ+ rights, exposing police brutality and ‘Black Lives Matter’-positive posts. Since they deletet the accounts I can’t see what else the blogs posted, but EVERY post I found from them speaks out for equality and bringing to light groups being discriminated against.
So all of these are russian spies trying to skewer our political views? Yeah, sounds legit tumblr :P I’ll “curate [my] own Tumblr to reflect [my] own personal views and perspectives” and see if I’ll continue using a website that’s trying to blame posts about social justice being russian spy propaganda lol
I mean just look at all these so very russian propaganda-sounding names:
I guess tumblr thinks we’re all stupid or completely incapable of doing our own investigations and being critical to announcements like these, especially with how they’ve handled stuff previously. I mean sure this could very well be true and all, I can’t know for sure, but when every post people find linked to these are for equality and social justice it’s really hard to believe what they say. Also why make this specific issue such a big thing when they literally allow racist and other discriminating blogs to continue without seemingly trying to work against those? Do some work against those as well and I’ll start giving you some trust. But at least, you know, “You aren’t in trouble, and don’t need to take any action if you don’t want to“.
On a side note, some of these names are hilarious and imagine being the american agents contacting the russian government asking about the blogs with these names: