HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » Latest Breaking News (Forum) » Russia-type information m...

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 08:36 AM

Russia-type information meddling interupted 18 nations' elections in last year: report

Source: The Hill




BY JOE UCHILL - 11/14/17 08:24 AM EST

At least 18 nations holding elections in 2016 experienced some kind of information attacks akin to the Russian social media campaign in the United States, according to a new report.

The annual Freedom House “Freedom of the Net” report, released Tuesday, tabulates this kind of election interference into its nation-by-nation rankings of internet freedom, under the theory that diluting authentic speech stifles legitimate debate.

In at least 16 nations, including the U.S., Columbia, Ecuador, France, Germany, Italy, South Korea and the United Kingdom, those election campaigns included a substantial influx of deliberately fabricated news stories.

In other instances, the controlling political regime have purchased vast armies of social media posters to hijack discussion threads. Praising Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte on social media in the run up to the election could earn a member of his “keyboard army” $10 a day, while Turkey’s ruling party paid 6,000 “White Trolls” to manipulate conversations.

Read more: http://thehill.com/policy/cybersecurity/360233-russia-type-information-campaigns-meddled-with-18-nations-elections-in

3 replies, 485 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 3 replies Author Time Post
Reply Russia-type information meddling interupted 18 nations' elections in last year: report (Original post)
DonViejo Tuesday OP
UpInArms Tuesday #1
mopinko Tuesday #2
EarthFirst Tuesday #3

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 09:36 AM

1. Between Russia and Faux Snews

This country is screwed

😡

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 10:21 AM

2. and once again american leadership in the world is sabotaged

by those in power in d.c.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 05:44 PM

3. I bet you one of those nations get to the bottom of it before theYnited States does...

Just saying...

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread