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Russian 'fake news' machine going mad, says French envoy to U.S.
France’s envoy to the United States on Tuesday accused Moscow of spreading ...
globalGameOfThrones  informationWar 
yesterday by joeybaker
Just as President Trump was openly pondering the possibility of lifting sanctions against Russia, Microsoft revealed it has uncovered yet another Russian intelligence operation aimed at assaulting America's democratic institutions and, it appears, at help
Just as President Donald Trump was openly pondering the possibility of lifting sanctions against Russia, Microsoft revealed it has uncovered yet another Russian intelligence operation aimed at assaulting America’s democratic
trumpCorruption  informationWar  globalGameOfThrones 
24 days ago by joeybaker
Russian trolls have found a way to turn people against vaccines, according to a new study. "Russian trolls promoted discord. Accounts masquerading as legitimate users create false equivalency, eroding public consensus on vaccination."
As if interfering with elections wasn’t enough, authors linked to several accounts identified as Russian backed antagonists – or trolls, if you prefer – are stirring up hatred and confusion on vaccines.
informationWar 
26 days ago by joeybaker
GOP leader accuses Twitter of censoring conservatives, finds out his user settings was hiding tweets
Kevin McCarthy was irate earlier this week because he couldn’t see Laura Ingraham’s tweet, but it was his own fault
informationWar 
4 weeks ago by joeybaker
Treasury Department deletes Trump retweet touting 'Red Wave' that experts say was a violation of the Hatch Act
Government ethics experts immediately sounded the alarm, suggesting it may have been a violation of the Hatch Act, which prohibits federal employees from engaging in political activity while on the job.
trumpIncompetence  trumpAristocracy  trumpCorruption  informationWar 
5 weeks ago by joeybaker
Massive Attack On Swedish News Sites Was The Work Of Russia, US Told Its Ambassadors
According to a newly released State Department cable, the attack was part of a Russian campaign to sow disinformation about NATO. It came as Russia allegedly was stealing Democrats’ emails.
digitalWarfare  informationWar  globalGameOfThrones 
5 weeks ago by joeybaker
Apple Is Removing Alex Jones And Infowars' Podcasts From iTunes
The removal follows enforcement actions by platforms like Facebook, YouTube, and Spotify and is the largest crackdown on conspiratorial news content by a technology company to date.
informationWar 
6 weeks ago by joeybaker
Reagan’s Son: Trump’s Base Would Pick Putin Over Any Democrat As U.S. President
“The most important thing to them is that Trump seems to hate the same people they hate,” Ron Reagan says.
cultureWars  informationWar  fearmongering  trumpAuthoritarianism  authoritarianism 
7 weeks ago by joeybaker
Billionaire Mining Magnate Gina Rinehart Revealed As Key Donor to Australian Climate Science Denial Promoter Institute of Public Affairs
Australia’s richest person, mining magnate Gina Rinehart, has been revealed as a key funder of the right wing think tank the Institute of Public Affairs (IPA) — a major pusher of climate science denial.
climateChange  corruptedScience  kleptocracy  informationWar 
9 weeks ago by joeybaker
Special Counsel’s team has asked about flows of money into the Cyprus bank account of a company that specialized in social-media manipulation and whose founder reportedly met with Donald Trump Jr. in August 2016
The special counsel’s team has asked about flows of money into the Cyprus bank account of a company whose founder reportedly met with Donald Trump Jr., a source says.
trumpPropaganda  informationWar 
may 2018 by joeybaker
Journalist who infiltrated Putin’s troll factory warns of Russian propaganda in the upcoming Swedish election
The freelance journalist Lyudmila Savchuk worked for two months in the troll factory Internet Research – as part of a secret investigation.
informationWar 
april 2018 by joeybaker
Internal Memo Shows Sinclair Threatening Employees to Keep Mouths Shut About 'Must-Read' Scripts
“Everything Sinclair gives us or forces upon us is met with uproar, but we have no choice,” one employee said
corruptedPress  informationWar 
april 2018 by joeybaker
Inside the Decade-Long Russian Campaign to Infiltrate the NRA and Help Elect Trump
Femme fatales, lavish Moscow parties and dark money – how Russia worked the National Rifle Association
informationWar 
april 2018 by joeybaker
The ‘Deep State’ Conspiracy Is How Fascists Discredit Democracy
The efforts to call into question the motivations of top officials at the FBI are creating a constitutional crisis.
informationWar  endOfTheUSEmpire 
march 2018 by joeybaker
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