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Thu Sep 28, 2017, 08:06 PM

Twitter briefs Congress on Russian-linked accounts

Source: The Hill

Representatives from Twitter on Thursday briefed staff from both the House and Senate Intelligence Committee on how Russian trolls and bots may have used the platform to influence the 2016 election.

Colin Crowell, Twitter’s vice president of public policy, led a group of four officials who trekked tight-lipped from one side of the Capitol to the other. The briefings took place behind closed doors and the officials after each left quietly through a back door, evading the press.

Twitter briefed investigators on the findings of an internal review into disinformation networks on its site — an issue that took on a new urgency after Facebook said roughly 470 Russian-linked accounts had purchased thousands of advertisements on its site, some of which were designed to inflame social tensions.

According to a public report issued Thursday afternoon, 22 of the accounts identified by Facebook had corresponding accounts on Twitter. The company also said that it had identified another 179 related or linked accounts. Twitter “took action on the ones we found in violation of our rules.” Twitter also provided committee staff with about $275,000 worth of ads bought by the Russian state media arm, RT, and targeted to the U.S. market in 2016. The campaigns were directed at followers of mainstream media and primarily promoted RT tweets related to news stories, according to the report.

Read more: http://thehill.com/policy/national-security/353002-twitter-briefs-congress-on-russian-linked-accounts

When the Fairness Doctrine died, it opened the way for Fox, hate-talk radio and other right wing organs to use sophisticated techniques of swaying public opinion (brainwashing) that were learned in Korea and perfected in Vietnam and after.

In the meantime, we have Charles Koch, who has developed a fifth-column political structure dedicated to getting rid of democracy and imposing unrestrained capitalism on America.

Finally, we have Russians Aleksandr Dugin and Nikolai Klokotov, who wrote 'The Foundations of Geopolitics: The Geopolitical Future of Russia,' back in 1997.

Here's what Dugin and Klokotov say to do to destabilize America: "Russia should use its special services within the borders of the United States to fuel instability and separatism, for instance, provoke "Afro-American racists". Russia should "introduce geopolitical disorder into internal American activity, encouraging all kinds of separatism and ethnic, social and racial conflicts, actively supporting all dissident movements – extremist, racist, and sectarian groups, thus destabilizing internal political processes in the U.S. It would also make sense simultaneously to support isolationist tendencies in American politics."

So there it is. Cold war ain't over, guys, and the traitors Trump, Pence, and most of Trump's administration are IN IT up to their nose hairs. Not only ignorant incompetents, but TRAITORS.

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Thu Sep 28, 2017, 08:12 PM

1. El Presidente, Trump's account has broken many of Twitters Rules...

I wonder why he is still able to tweet?

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Thu Sep 28, 2017, 08:17 PM

2. Because Twitter is making money off it. All these 'social media' companies have no morals.

As long as they can make enormous sums of money and never have to pay any taxes, it's all good!!111!! never mind the damage done to the social psyche by trump twittering threats of nuclear war, YouTube's numerous snuff channels and zuckerberg's fake-news/bully-into-suicide/realtime-murder machine.

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Thu Sep 28, 2017, 08:18 PM

3. GOP members are probably eyeing each other and saying, "Really? Interesting. I had no idea."

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