#Soros mention network graph on Instagram. Nodes sized by outdegree, 25 Oct 2018

Rumores Sin Fronteras

The Soros rumor ⊂⟑r⟑v⟑n: journey of a conspiracy seeded through @replies, comments, and an aliased op-ed to an election-impacting controversy on network television.

Suggestions returned for term ‘Sºrºs ‘ on Facebook and Twitter, 25 Oct 2018
Google autocomplete query, 25 Oct 2018
Example of a reply to a post in Facebook Group that spread across the platform, 21 Oct 2018

Making the 🖇

The claims of a direct link between intentional SºRºS funding and the Latin/Central America ⊂⟑r⟑v⟑n appeared on March 30th. Of course, this was a different caravan. But it is the origin of the larger theme and keywords. It was amplified in April and May by TheBl⟑ze, WND, along with the usual actors, rage blogs, and sketchy K.⟑.G. cyborg accounts. And by MSN headlines, fact checks, and aggressive left-wing “retort” sites.

The Mainstream Leap 📺 🖇

Remember the friendly Twitter reply to Lou D0bbs — the one “@” ing S⟑r⟑C⟑rterDC on March 31? Well, in his self-titled Fox Business television show on April 3, Lou goes there — albeit carefully. See the transcript below:

Twitter poll about ⊂⟑r⟑v⟑n and “radical left”, tweeted on 23 Oct 2018
Resumed activity by Facebook Groups spreading ⊂⟑r⟑v⟑n-SºRºS $$$links

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