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The Technology 202: Silicon Valley is preparing for candidates to falsely declare victory

on Election Night

Google says it will prioritize election results from the Associated Press and Democracy Works, a nonpartisan nonprofit organization that provides information on how to vote, according to company executives.

Searches won’t highlight news reports that prematurely declare victory for a certain candidate, and if any misinformation does slip through through to its own results, Google says it will be ready to take it down. “We do have a plan,” Google’s vice president of engineering, Cathy Edwards, said on Thursday.

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said if any campaign tries to declare victory before they should, the company will add a label directing people to "the official results." He said the platform is partnering with Reuters and the National Election Pool to provide authoritative information.

Google separately announced it would scrutinize auto-complete suggestions for those searching about election information to prevent voters from being misinformed. The company said it would remove suggested wording about voting methods, so predictions such as “you can vote by phone” won't appear in an auto-complete result.

Trump's cyberwar will be amplified by Russian bot spread.

Since he and the IRA will try to mobilize public opinion and militias, the best thing for Twitter to do is to SHUT DOWN Trump's account before and after Election Day.

Trevor Noah -- The Trump Pattern

Trevor Noah accepts the Leadership in Democracy award

Sacha Baron Cohen righteously slams social media

Start 3:45

Treasury Sanctions Russia-Linked Election Interference Actors


September 10, 2020

Washington – Today, the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated four Russia-linked individuals for attempting to influence the U.S. electoral process. Russia uses a variety of proxies to attempt to sow discord between political parties and drive internal divisions to influence voters as part of Moscow’s broader efforts to undermine democratic countries and institutions. In the United States, Russia has used a wide range of influence methods and actors to target our electoral process, including targeting U.S. presidential candidates.

Treasury designated Andrii Derkach (Derkach) pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13848 for his efforts to influence the 2020 U.S. presidential election. Derkach, a Member of the Ukrainian Parliament, has been an active Russian agent for over a decade, maintaining close connections with the Russian Intelligence Services. Derkach has directly or indirectly engaged in, sponsored, concealed, or otherwise been complicit in foreign interference in an attempt to undermine the upcoming 2020 U.S. presidential election. Today’s designation of Derkach is focused on exposing Russian malign influence campaigns and protecting our upcoming elections from foreign interference. This action is a clear signal to Moscow and its proxies that this activity will not be tolerated. The Administration is working across the U.S. Government, and with state, local, and private sector partners, to make the 2020 election secure.

“Andrii Derkach and other Russian agents employ manipulation and deceit to attempt to influence elections in the United States and elsewhere around the world,” said Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin. “The United States will continue to use all the tools at its disposal to counter these Russian disinformation campaigns and uphold the integrity of our election system.”

Derkach’s Election Influence Efforts

From at least late 2019 through mid-2020, Derkach waged a covert influence campaign centered on cultivating false and unsubstantiated narratives concerning U.S. officials in the upcoming 2020 Presidential Election, spurring corruption investigations in both Ukraine and the United States designed to culminate prior to election day. Derkach’s unsubstantiated narratives were pushed in Western media through coverage of press conferences and other news events, including interviews and statements.

Read more: https://home.treasury.gov/news/press-releases/sm1118

Wikipedia noted under "Honors and recognition" that Derkach is an FSB officer who won the FSB Employee of the Year in 2019.

He had been feeding
-- Ron Johnson, WI Senator and Chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee (Wisconsin politician),
-- Devin Nunes (Ranking Member House Intelligence Committee), as well as
-- Rudi Giuliani, former New York City Mayor and current (as of Sept 2020) personal attorney to Donald Trump,

false documents in hopes to aid the re-election campaign of President of the United States Donald Trump, was confirmed to be an active FSB officer on September 10, 2020.

Officials in the United States Intelligence Community pushed for sanctions given Russia’s interference in the 2016 US Election had been allowed without repercussions. The US Treasury complied.

Whether Giuliani and/or Johnson were aware they were collaborating with a Russian spy is still unclear. They had been warned in advance, yet chose to continue with their collusion with the FSB agent to jeopardize the upcoming United States Presidential Election.


The Blue Wave Is Moving


Governor Cuomo Briefing September 9 2020

Day 193 Live

Start 00:45

One of the suckers, dopes and babies, and maybe a journalist 'source.'

Because I'm in a mood ... I'm with Mad Dog in 2020. He might not be Chesty Puller, but he'll do.


Danny Goldman's Analysis of Michael Cohen

56 days out -- harden passwords

Don't think it can't happen just because it hasn't happened yet.

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