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Sat Aug 31, 2019, 07:21 AM

This is the evidence of Russian interference in American politics. 3,000,000 Russian Backed Tweets

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This is the evidence of Russian interference in American politics.

Compiled and published by Professors Darren Linvill and Patrick Warren with FiveThirtyEight, these tweets are all from the Internet Research Agency – the so-called troll factory run by the Russian government to shape American politics. Search for tweets, hashtags, or dates that interest you, and see first-hand evidence of a Russian foreign influence operation.

The data they've released contains nearly 3 million tweets, posted by thousands of different accounts. Each record includes the author, the publication date, and some limited metadata about the language, location, and nature of the account.

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Reply This is the evidence of Russian interference in American politics. 3,000,000 Russian Backed Tweets (Original post)
Botany Aug 2019 OP
sharedvalues Aug 2019 #1
Botany Aug 2019 #4
erronis Aug 2019 #18
DFW Aug 2019 #2
Farmer-Rick Aug 2019 #3
erronis Aug 2019 #19
sharedvalues Aug 2019 #21
UpInArms Aug 2019 #5
yardwork Aug 2019 #6
shraby Aug 2019 #7
2naSalit Aug 2019 #8
DemocracyMouse Aug 2019 #9
dalton99a Aug 2019 #10
Botany Aug 2019 #12
dalton99a Aug 2019 #13
Botany Aug 2019 #15
uponit7771 Aug 2019 #20
defacto7 Aug 2019 #14
calimary Aug 2019 #11
Sapient Donkey Aug 2019 #16
Hoyt Aug 2019 #17
YOHABLO Sep 2019 #22

Response to Botany (Original post)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 07:29 AM

1. Wow. Important- but piggybacked on Republican messages

Last edited Sat Aug 31, 2019, 12:06 PM - Edit history (1)

How many Republican tweets, or Fox and Breitbart tweets, dovetailed with these Russian tweets?

Russian attack on our elections only worked because Republicans had prepared the country with their own lies and hate. Russians just piggybacked on Republican messaging, which is backed and paid for by rightwing billionaires.
Breitbart.
WSJ.
Fox.
Limbaugh.
Daily Caller
Daily Wire.
All are funded or owned by GOP billionaires, and all of them push the same messages the Russians did. Domestic rightwing disinformation is a bigger problem that the Russians— and certainly a longer term problem.

Russia helped, but rightwing plutocrats are the real root problem. (That’s why I’m for Liz Warren. Though I like lots of Dems, will be happy if many of them win the nom, and I’ll vote for all of them in the general.)

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Response to sharedvalues (Reply #1)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 07:48 AM

4. Add this to the 272 proven contacts between the trump campaign and russia,* that Russia was in ...

... all 50 states, that Putin had his people looking at the hardware and software for the voting machines
and central tabulators, Putin was hacking into and looking @ voter d-bases, 16 million voters were removed**
prior to the 2016 election, exit polls had HRC winning the election, and the media and the GOP knew all
about Russia's attack on our elections but didn't say a word and you have stolen elections (Russ Feingold
was @ >90% chance of winning).

* https://themoscowproject.org/explainers/trumps-russia-cover-up-by-the-numbers-70-contacts-with-russia-linked-operatives/


** https://beta.washingtonpost.com/politics/almost-16-million-voters-were-removed-from-the-rolls-we-should-be-alarmed/2019/05/15/f3de396a-7682-11e9-bd25-c989555e7766_story.html?noredirect=on

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Response to sharedvalues (Reply #1)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 10:27 AM

18. And how many russian messages did dotard retweet?

That walking (barely) cesspool of greed and stupidity.

I'm liking replacing dotard with durak (russian fool).

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 07:36 AM

2. Instead of missle threats directed at North Korea or Iran

If Trump REALLY wants to cause some concern among our enemies, he should threaten to send some drones to Savushkina Street 55 in SPB.

Putin might get pissed, but hey, he was never trying for the Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame anyway.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 07:39 AM

3. And how much would that have cost Traitor Trump to do?

That's if he paid his bills. And why did the little man in Russia get to pick our president?

Oh you Roberts court see what you have created.

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Response to Farmer-Rick (Reply #3)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 10:28 AM

19. Roberts court --- right. And Federalist Society, AEI, and libertarians.

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Response to erronis (Reply #19)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 12:07 PM

21. All funded by billionaires

The Federalist Society is a way for rightwing billionaires to find and amplify pro-billionaire judges.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 08:07 AM

5. That was overwhelming

If you dig down into it, what I found were hundreds of thousands of tweets that blanketed everything

They set up many (understatement) legitimate looking “news” accounts ... I scrolled through, what can only be a few, and ... now ... I just want to go throw up.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 08:22 AM

6. Russian troll farm.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 08:23 AM

7. Congress critters should be told about this.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 08:53 AM

8. K&R

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 08:53 AM

9. So we don't have an elected president.

I would appreciate it if some prominent Democrats were to make this stolen election, and Republicoid complicity, a focal point of their messaging. Hold a oress conference every week.

>>> We should all be in the streets like the Hong Kong citizens

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 08:59 AM

10. And Putin himself admitted it

REPORTER (Jeff Mason from Reuters): President Putin, did you want President Trump to win the election and did you direct any of your officials to help him do that?

PUTIN: Yes, I did. Yes, I did. Because he talked about bringing the US/Russia relationship back to normal.

https://www.vox.com/2018/7/16/17576956/transcript-putin-trump-russia-helsinki-press-conference

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #10)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 09:14 AM

12. It was far more than just tweets

Russia was into Wisconsin and voter d-bases at the county level too.

https://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/story/news/2017/01/23/russians-suspected-hacking-local-dems/96965824/

<Russian hackers have been accused on the national level with interfering with the U.S. presidential election by getting into the Democratic National Committee’s website as well as that of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in Washington.

While no one can prove beyond doubt that Russians also were involved in the local hack job, two hackers left “calling cards” with Russian email addresses on the local websites in an apparent gesture of contempt or braggadocio, Ginnebaugh said. Green Bay police were notified and have forwarded information to the FBI, she said.


Ginnebaugh said she was stunned when a computer security consultant told her that Russians may have been involved.

“It was ‘Wait a minute, we’re little bitty Green Bay, not some powerhouse,’” she said. “I was like, ‘Really?’”>

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Response to Botany (Reply #12)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 09:18 AM

13. It was a joint project: Brad Parscale - Cambridge Analytica - Facebook - Internet Research Agency

Parscale is being amply rewarded for his work

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From Adam Schiff's committee:
https://intelligence.house.gov/social-media-content/
Facebook data:

As part of the Committee’s open hearing with social media companies in November 2017, the Minority used a number of advertisements as exhibits, and made others available as part of a small representative sampling. During the hearing, Committee Members noted the breadth of activity by the IRA on Facebook:

3,393 advertisements purchased (a total 3,519 advertisements total were released after more were identified by the company);
More than 11.4 million American users exposed to those advertisements;
470 IRA-created Facebook pages;
80,000 pieces of organic content created by those pages; and
Exposure of organic content to more than 126 million Americans.

The Facebook advertisements we are publishing today have been carefully reviewed by the Committee Minority and redacted by Facebook to protect personally-identifiable information (PII). To protect innocent victims, Facebook—at the urging of the Committee Minority—also has notified users whose genuine online events were unwittingly promoted by the IRA.

The data made available today does not include the 80,000 pieces of organic content shared on Facebook by the IRA. We expect to make this content public in the future.

Advertisements from 2015, 2016 and 2017 can be found here.

Twitter data:

During the Committee’s November 2017 open hearing, the Minority introduced into the record 2,752 Twitter accounts that Twitter identified as connected to the Internet Research Agency (IRA), the Kremlin-linked “troll farm.” These accounts were designed to impersonate U.S. news entities, political parties, and groups focused on social and political issues. During the hearing, the Minority also revealed a selection of Twitter advertisements paid for by Russian news outlet RT, which the January 2017 Intelligence Community Assessment labeled as “the Kremlin’s principal international propaganda outlet.”

According to data provided to the Committee by Twitter, a snapshot of relevant Twitter activity in the period between September 1 and November 15, 2016 reveals:

More than 36,000 Russian-linked bot accounts tweeted about the U.S. election
Approximately 288 million impressions of Russian bot tweets; and
More than 130,00 tweets by accounts linked to the IRA.

The Minority is making public an additional 1,103 accounts that were identified by Twitter subsequent to the November 1, 2017 hearing as connected to the IRA. Twitter has also informed that it removed 14 handles from the original list provided to Congress last fall, yielding an updated total of 3,841 Twitter accounts affiliated with the IRA. Twitter now believes those 14 accounts should not be included based on improved methodology, improved understanding of IRA characteristics, and other new information – including the possibility that some are authentic user accounts that had become compromised.

The Minority is also releasing all advertisements run by RT on Twitter during the election timeframe.

Finally, the Minority is also making available a sampling of voter suppression tweets provided by Twitter that sought to mislead voters about the election by posting incorrect dates and information related to voting. There is no indication that this particular activity had links to the Russian influence campaign, but we believe it is vitally important for the public to understand and view nefarious online activity meant to weaken our democratic process.

Updated comprehensive list of Internet Research Agency-linked accounts identified by Twitter can be found here.
Paid advertisements run by RT in the election timeframe can be found here (@RT_com), here (@RT_America), and here (@ActualidadRT).
Sampling of voter suppression content discovered by Twitter and provided to the Committee before the November 1, 2017 hearing can be found here.

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #13)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 09:34 AM

15. Yup +1,000,000

Manafort and Gates gave Kilimnik Data Analytics (it wasn't just polling data) that
allowed Russia to pin point Russia's attacks on America's elections. Both Paul Ryan
and Mitch Mc'Connell were well aware of the Russian attacks prior to the 2016 election.


These tweets showed just how hard Russia was working to get a certain % of Americans
thinking in given ways i.e. "those ingrate n*****s who play in the NFL and will not stand
for our flag." 3 Web sites stand for the flag, stand for the troops, and stand for our anthem
all were out of St. Petersburg, Russia.

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Response to Botany (Reply #12)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 10:31 AM

20. +1

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #10)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 09:22 AM

14. Only half of his answer is a lie.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 09:11 AM

11. Bookmarking this for sure.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 09:58 AM

16. Some of these are interesting

They don't seem geared toward the typical outlandish anti-clinton posts that the majority (whether coming from right or left) tweeted, but rather on just pushing a pro-Russia narrative of the situations in Ukraine, Syria, Yemen, and wherever else. I've observed a lot of accounts like that and always thought it was interesting. Seeing that confirmed Russian troll/bot accounts use that strategy makes me wonder how many of those accounts are/were part of this.

I am sure they are getting more sophisticated as time goes by too.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 10:10 AM

17. No one questions the Russian misinformation campaign. I just don't understand how voters were so

stupid, assuming they were not always bent on voting for trump just because he was a vocal racist.

We have to be ready to respond to this kind of junk in 2020.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sun Sep 1, 2019, 02:06 AM

22. The best deterrent to manipulation is education. Only those intellectually vulnerable can be swayed

 

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