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Sat Apr 1, 2017, 08:19 AM

 

How to rig an election -- what the Russians did

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-39435786

"This is a three-headed operation," said one former official, setting out the case, based on the intelligence: Firstly, hackers steal damaging emails from senior Democrats. Secondly, the stories based on this hacked information appear on Twitter and Facebook, posted by thousands of automated "bots", then on Russia's English-language outlets, RT and Sputnik, then right-wing US "news" sites such as Infowars and Breitbart, then Fox and the mainstream media. Thirdly, Russia downloads the online voter rolls.

The voter rolls are said to fit into this because of "microtargeting". Using email, Facebook and Twitter, political advertising can be tailored very precisely: individual messaging for individual voters.

"You are stealing the stuff and pushing it back into the US body politic," said the former official, "you know where to target that stuff when you're pushing it back."

This would take co-operation with the Trump campaign, it is claimed.

"If you need to ensure that white women in Pennsylvania don't vote or independents get pissed in Michigan so they stay home: that's voter suppression. You can figure what your target demographics and locations are from the voter rolls. Then you can use that to target your bot."

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Reply How to rig an election -- what the Russians did (Original post)
Fast Walker 52 Apr 2017 OP
SticksnStones Apr 2017 #1
Fast Walker 52 Apr 2017 #2
Crabby Appleton Apr 2017 #3
Fast Walker 52 Apr 2017 #4
SticksnStones Apr 2017 #7
yallerdawg Apr 2017 #5
L. Coyote Apr 2017 #6
SticksnStones Apr 2017 #8

Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Sat Apr 1, 2017, 08:29 AM

1. Have you read this?

A link from the Twitter feed of @MrFelt_

https://medium.com/@d1gi/whats-missing-from-the-trump-election-equation-let-s-start-with-military-grade-psyops-fa22090c8c17







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Response to SticksnStones (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 1, 2017, 12:43 PM

2. very interesting, thanks! And is that Mr. Felt as in Mark Felt, aka Deep Throat?

 

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Reply #2)

Sat Apr 1, 2017, 12:47 PM

3. No, Mark Felt died 9 years ago.

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Response to Crabby Appleton (Reply #3)

Sat Apr 1, 2017, 12:48 PM

4. right... but probably a twitter acoount in his honor

 

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Reply #4)

Sat Apr 1, 2017, 01:45 PM

7. Given the steady topic and depth of his tweets I'd say that's a solid assumption

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Sat Apr 1, 2017, 01:01 PM

5. Three decades of attack and disinformation against Hillary takes a toll.

It was obvious from the very beginning that those who so vehemently opposed Hillary would never support her.

On the right, she was the spawn of Satan; on the left, she was a diabolical Bond villain.

This was the 'perfect storm' for an unprecedented mass attack through our sacred reverence for the freedom of information, all of us ignorant of our gullibility and susceptibility to the corruption of our 'information.'

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Sat Apr 1, 2017, 01:21 PM

6. I'm betting that, at the end of the day, they still had to switch 40,000 plus votes to win.

You don't commit a long series of felonies and not do what it takes at the last minute to pull off the heist of the century.




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Response to L. Coyote (Reply #6)

Sat Apr 1, 2017, 01:49 PM

8. What to do when one's conspiracy theories are just so logical



Why wouldn't they go the extra mile?

How many reports have we ALL read that illustrate just how easy and just how vulnerable those counts were ~

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