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Politics Panel - "Let's troll Bernie & Hillary supporters"

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Hughey Newsome, Bold.global/Move-On-Up & Donna Smith, Progressive Democrats of America & Bryan Pruitt, RedState all join Thom. The Raw Story is reporting that on the anonymous message board 4chan - someone posted a message called "Let's troll Bernie and Hillary supporters systematically." The writer explains that he or she posed as a Democratic voter and trolled supporters of both candidates to deepen democratic divisions. The troll wrote "We need to take advantage of this. This is Trump's gift. If we're serious about a Trump presidency we need to start infiltrating their conversations in order to sow more division. I'm talking systematic and long-term mischief." The user then started brainstorming Twitter hashtags to help troll Democratic voters like hashtag BloodOnHillarysHands and #HillaryKillsPOC. Is this a new norm in our political discourse - to plant trolls who will drag the conversation down and away from issues? For more information on the stories we've covered visit our websites at thomhartmann.com - freespeech.org - and RT.com. You can also watch tonight's show on Hulu - at Hulu.com/THE BIG PICTURE and over at The Big Picture YouTube page. And - be sure to check us out on Facebook and Twitter!