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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.snopes.com/2018/02/07/fake-news-bots-target-author-democratic-memo/#at_pco=smlwn-1.0&at_si=5a811e18a0117047&at_ab=per-2&at_pos=0&at_tot=1

Fake News and Bots Target Author of Democratic Memo
California Democrat Adam Schiff is the latest target of the disinformation campaign.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.yahoo.com/news/gop-lawmaker-devin-nunes-reportedly-073047760.html?.tsrc=jtc_news_index

GOP Lawmaker Devin Nunes Reportedly Made His Own Fake News Website

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

note no front page to any major media...

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/2/9/1740120/-A-large-network-of-Russian-bots-posed-as-black-activists-to-push-propaganda-on-Tumblr-report-says?detail=emailLL

A large network of Russian bots posed as black activists to push propaganda on Tumblr, report says



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The use of Facebook and Twitter by Russians to push political propaganda is now fairly well-known. What many folks don’t know is that Russian trolls took to micro-blogging platform Tumblr to wreak more havoc, posing as Black activists to post anti-Hillary and pro-Bernie content. This is according to an investigation by researcher Jonathan Albright and BuzzFeed News.

The evidence we've collected shows a highly engaged and far-reaching Tumblr propaganda-op targeting mostly teenage and twenty-something African Americans. This appears to have been part of an ongoing campaign since early 2015,” said Albright, research director of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University.

Tumblr has ignored requests from both BuzzFeed and TechCrunch for comment on the research. BuzzFeed says their tracking software found says their email was received and read: it was opened over 290 times and the included links got over 70 clicks. This is not exactly a comforting response from the platform.

The accounts were a part of a fairly successful network of Russian trolls that targeted Black youth in their teens and twenties. Accounts like 4mysquad, fomysquad, and lagonegirl are among the fakes. The investigation found that their reach extended beyond the Tumblr site.

4mysquad and fomysquad consistently reblogged content from lagonegirl and vice versa. Albright said they were part of a tight network of blogs that helped propagate each other’s content. He also documented hundreds of still-available Facebook posts and thousands of tweets with their content, as well as a surprising number of posts on Google Plus and Pinterest. The 1-800-gloup Tumblr also scored a hit on Reddit with a post about slavery that generated 3,600 upvotes and over 800 comments.



It’s time for Tumblr to do the right thing and come clean about the Russian troll activity on its website. The entire in-depth report is worth a read. Check it out here.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The use of Facebook and Twitter by Russians to push political propaganda is now fairly well-known. What many folks don’t know is that Russian trolls took to micro-blogging platform Tumblr to wreak more havoc, posing as Black activists to post anti-Hillary and pro-Bernie content. This is according to an investigation by researcher Jonathan Albright and BuzzFeed News.

“The evidence we've collected shows a highly engaged and far-reaching Tumblr propaganda-op targeting mostly teenage and twenty-something African Americans. This appears to have been part of an ongoing campaign since early 2015,” said Albright, research director of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University.


Assuming that this is true, how sad for the US that ANYONE decides who to vote for (or what party to support) based upon social media postings (including what is posted here).

Social media is creating a plethora of idiots, and I don't see much of a future. And guess who is the most susceptible - Millennials or younger. And that's our future??? Gulp!
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The use of Facebook and Twitter by Russians to push political propaganda is now fairly well-known. What many folks don’t know is that Russian trolls took to micro-blogging platform Tumblr to wreak more havoc, posing as Black activists to post anti-Hillary and pro-Bernie content. This is according to an investigation by researcher Jonathan Albright and BuzzFeed News.

“The evidence we've collected shows a highly engaged and far-reaching Tumblr propaganda-op targeting mostly teenage and twenty-something African Americans. This appears to have been part of an ongoing campaign since early 2015,” said Albright, research director of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University.


Assuming that this is true, how sad for the US that ANYONE decides who to vote for (or what party to support) based upon social media postings (including what is posted here).

Social media is creating a plethora of idiots, and I don't see much of a future. And guess who is the most susceptible - Millennials or younger. And that's our future??? Gulp!


You friggen moron a US General believed posts on social media that Hillary Clinton was involved in a pizza chain that was secretly an underground railroad for selling children, and the right wing believed it too as well as a right winger going in to shoot up the pizza place that had never even met Hillary ever.

again that was a US general that had been involved in national security as a head of it.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The "friggin moron" is the one incapable of reading comprehension. I said:
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Social media is creating a plethora of idiots, and I don't see much of a future. And guess who is the most susceptible - Millennials or younger. And that's our future??? Gulp!


"the most susceptible" does not exclude older idiots, even Generals.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The "friggin moron" is the one incapable of reading comprehension. I said:
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Social media is creating a plethora of idiots, and I don't see much of a future. And guess who is the most susceptible - Millennials or younger. And that's our future??? Gulp!


"the most susceptible" does not exclude older idiots, even Generals.


Only right wing Generals are idiots you idiot.... IE get it right wingers are proud to make America dumb and dumber. That is why they disrespect teachers and university and glorify folksy idiots ...

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well did they casu people to do stupid things?
these Russian trolls did have an effect...


https://qz.com/1209779/muellers-latest-indictment-on-russian-election-interference-has-a-strange-happy-birthday-anecdote-about-prigozhin/?utm_source=YPL&yptr=yahoo

Russian trolls convinced an American to hold a “Happy Birthday” sign for their oligarch boss

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One of the overarching questions about Russia’s online campaign to destabilize the US election is just how effective those social media efforts really were.

Well, according to special counsel Robert Mueller’s indictment (pdf) of 13 Russian citizens and three entities, Russian trolls were persuasive enough to get at least one US citizen to stand up and wish their boss a very special happy birthday.

The indictment says they used a social media account to arrange “for a real US person to stand in front of the White House…under false pretenses to hold a sign that read ‘Happy 55th Birthday Dear Boss.'” They reportedly told the American that it was for someone who “is a leader here and our boss…our funder.”

Their leader is Russian oligarch Egveny Prigozhin, who paid for the disinformation campaign. The event apparently took place around May 29, 2016, just days before Prigozhin’s 55th birthday on June 1. Prigozhin is closely tied to the Russian president and is known as “Putin’s chef,” with his companies catering Kremlin meals.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And the idiot holding the sign impacted our election in what way?
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Only right wing Generals are idiots you idiot....


But there's no greater idiot than Dean.
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