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Bild/Fotoprivacyint wrote the following post Wed, 24 Apr 2019 18:15:10 +0200

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 Russia
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Interesting framing on people’s #freedom to #influence others with #disinformation.


Two articles on the anti-Democratic disinformation assaults

1. Politico

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.__

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Disinformation and ‘fake news’: Final Report published

DCMS Committee Disinformation fake news
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#HackerNews #and #disinformation #fake #final #news #published #report
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”In official statements to Congress, tech executives have said that they found it beyond their capabilities to assess whether Russia created content intended to discourage anyone from voting. We have determined that Russia did create such content. It propagated lies about voting rules and processes, attempted to steer voters toward third-party candidates and created stories that advocated not voting.

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

The New York Times: Opinion | What We Now Know About Russian Disinformation (By RENÉE DiRESTA)