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We posed as 100 Senators to run ads on Facebook. Facebook approved all of them.
On the eve of the 2018 midterms, Facebook’s “Paid for by” disclosure for political ads is easily manipulated.
advertising  corporateIncompetence  informationWar 
6 weeks ago by joeybaker
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 
12 weeks ago 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 
august 2018 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 
august 2018 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 
august 2018 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 
august 2018 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 
august 2018 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 
august 2018 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 
july 2018 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 
july 2018 by joeybaker
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