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Yes, that is likely the reason for the downvotes.

For reference, source text from https://twitter.com/Lesdoggg/status/755218642674020352

"Replying to @PetriJonathan @whitebecky1776 bitch I want to tell you about your self but I'm gonna let everybody else do it I'm gonna retweet your hate!! Get her!!"

Inarguably inciting harassment.

The last couple of years have been a disaster in terms of brigading and willful ignorance of evidence that does not fit the narrative of the commentator. Rational views are easily drowned out online, becoming a signal vs noise issue.

I see this on a daily basis, on all aspects of the politial spectrum. Bigger issue than fake news in my opinion.

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