Items tagged with: disinformation
We spoke w ppl in #Ukraine about @facebook's actions to fight #disinformation in UA
One person said “It's not enough. The strategy has to be complex. If FB wanted to stop the spread of fakes they will have to do things that will decline their assets" 💪💪
#StraightLineLogic is going to take a #victory lap here, both for itself and the #alternative media. #SLL posted its first #skeptical article about #Russiagate , “Plot Holes,” on February 26, 2017, a little over a month after President #Trump took office. That skepticism never wavered, and before long we were saying the story was a #fabrication. SLL posted a number of its own articles and featured many more by other Russiagate skeptics, virtually all of which came from the alternative media. The #Mueller report has been submitted and there will be no further #indictments. After two years all Mueller has are process crimes and absolutely no #evidence of #collusion. It’s now obvious that Russiagate was a #concoction.Now I'll sit back and relax and wait for the apologies to come in..... ( #notholdingmybreath )
The implications of that concoction are momentous and frightening. Tonight’s posts on SLL highlight and analyze some of them.
Now, it’s time to train the full weight of #investigation and prosecution on those who perpetrated this fraud. Most of them should #die in #prison. The #mainstream #media organs that #parroted the #lies and #ignored the #truth should all go out of business.
There are many lessons to be learned from this travesty, but here’s one of the most important:
The mainstream media is #completely #biased, #compromised, #corrupt, and #aligned with the most #nefarious elements of the #US #government. #Ignore it, and do all you can to #counter its #disinformation and #influence. #Support the #Alternative Media!
Two articles on the anti-Democratic disinformation assaults
The cyber propaganda — which frequently picks at the rawest, most sensitive issues in public discourse — is being pushed across a variety of platforms and with a more insidious approach than in the 2016 presidential election, when online attacks designed to polarize and mislead voters first surfaced on a massive scale.
_Not all of the activity is organized. Much of it appears to be organic, a reflection of the politically polarizing nature of some of the candidates. But there are clear signs of a coordinated effort of undetermined size that shares similar characteristics with the computational propaganda attacks launched by online trolls at Russia’s Internet Research Agency in the 2016 presidential campaign, which special counsel Robert Mueller accused of aiming to undermine the political process and elevate Donald Drumpf.__
According to the Guardians.ai analysis, Harris attracted the most overall Twitter activity among the 2020 candidates it looked at, with more than 2.5 million mentions over the 30-day period.
It’s completely fair to ask the candidate hard questions about this nepotism, and the fact that some Russian bot is tweeting about it doesn’t mean the topic transmogrifies into “disinformation.”That's fine, true, but why didn't you link the tweet that asked this crucial question? Do you think that it could easily be found on the internet, with so many tweets regarding the Democratic president candidates? Seriously?
_ (The one exception is a tale of Beto O’Rourke leaving a message using racist language on an answering machine in the 1990s. I searched Twitter and found . . . two tweets about this. Either the old bad tweets have been removed, or the scope of this disinformation is greatly exaggerated.)_It's indeed not very persuading without any serious reports or evidences to underline this argument.
#US #USA #GeneralElection #Election2020 #Elections2020 #News #Politics #Democrats #BlueWave #Troll #Twitter #Harris #KamalaHarris #BetoORourke #ElizabethWarren #Warren #Disinformation #FakeNews #Bullying #MudFight
DCMS Committee Disinformation fake news
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HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19188372
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#HackerNews #and #disinformation #fake #final #news #published #report
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Our analysis underscores the fact that such influence operations are not specific to one platform, one malign actor or one targeted group. This is a global problem."
#facebook #Twitter #google #disinformation