4chan Trolls Rig Drudge Poll For Marianne Williamson, Right Wing Sites Report That “The Public Has Spoken”

Media Matters reports:

Users of the far-right message board 4chan organized to rig a Drudge Report online poll following the July 30 Democratic presidential debate. Multiple right-wing outlets touted the results. 4chan users similarly rigged previous post-debate Drudge polls.

After the first night of the CNN debate, users on 4chan’s “/pol/” message board shared the poll and urged others to vote for author and presidential candidate Marianne Williamson.

Breitbart touted it in a headline. Media Research Center claimed the poll showed that “the public has spoken,” and organization vice president Dan Gainor wrote an op-ed on FoxNews.com citing the poll as proof of Williamson’s supposed post-debate rise. Gainor’s op-ed even led FoxNews.com.

4chan tolls gamed Drudge’s poll after the first debates in favor of far longshots Tulsi Gabbard and Andrew Yang.