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Wed Oct 4, 2017, 08:03 PM

Two former CIA officials: Russia could not have micro-targeted US voters without assistance

Former CIA Director Michael Hayden and former CIA official Michael Morell on Wednesday said Russia would have required assistance in order to micro-target U.S. voter districts, Bloomberg News reports.

“It is not intuitively obvious that they could have done this themselves,” Hayden said.

“They do not have the analytic capability to do that themselves,” Morell agreed.

Their assessments come one day after CNN reported Russia operatives used ads that specifically targeted voters in Michigan and Wisconsin, two states that were instrumental to Donald Trump’s win in 2016.

The ads were emblematic of Russia’s highly sophisticated micro-targeting operation that allowed hackers to zero in on pivotal demographics in the United States.

https://www.rawstory.com/2017/10/two-former-cia-officials-russia-could-not-have-micro-targeted-us-voters-without-assistance/amp/

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The wagons are starting to circle...

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pbmus Oct 2017 OP
lindysalsagal Oct 2017 #1
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Response to pbmus (Original post)

Wed Oct 4, 2017, 08:24 PM

1. That's the point: SOMEONE with inside info and lots of money helped the russian hackers

Otherwise, what would be the point?

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Response to lindysalsagal (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 5, 2017, 10:51 AM

2. Cambridge Analytical

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Response to OregonBlue (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 5, 2017, 10:56 AM

3. Yes, I think that's a big part of the answer.

 

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