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Russia Continues Info-War Tactics In US. MY OP HERE: https://www.democraticunderground.com/10029586724 .WATCH HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vy1vk1mZhiw. READ HERE: https://timesofsandiego.com/politics/2017/03/23/russia-duped-bernie-fans-via-facebook-san-diego-dems-told/LISTEN JOHN MATTES: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1112&v=P2ujhoTqRtQ

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WATCH LIVE Facebook, Google & Twitter testifying NOW. (2nd day)

Watch LIVE here ET: https://www.c-span.org/video/?436360-1/facebook-google-twitter-executives-testify-russias-influence-2016-election&live

Yesterday: https://www.c-span.org/video/?436454-1/facebook-google-twitter-executives-testify-russia-election-ads


https://www.judiciary.senate.gov/meetings/extremist-content-and-russian-disinformation-online-working-with-tech-to-find-solutions



What to Watch for as Facebook, Twitter and Google Executives Testify on Capitol Hill


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Here is what to watch for:

The problem was worse than reported

Facebook, Twitter and Google have been slow to acknowledge their significance in the Russian influence campaign. Right after the election, Facebook’s chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, scoffed at the idea that fake news on the site could have swayed public opinion ahead of the election.

It took months for the companies to launch their own investigations. In late September, Senator Mark Warner of Virginia, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, said that information provided by Twitter and Facebook seemed to greatly underplay their problems.

In prepared remarks, Facebook said inflammatory posts by Russian agents intending to sow discord among Americans reached 126 million users. Google, whose information security director, Richard Salgado, will testify on Tuesday, said that the same agents, from the Kremlin-linked Internet Research Agency, uploaded over 1,000 videos on Google’s YouTube service. Twitter said they published more 131,000 messages on Twitter.

And they admitted they were wading into new territory.


https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/31/us/politics/facebook-twitter-google-hearings-congress.html



How to watch Facebook, Google and Twitter testify to Congress about Russia and the 2016 election
The first of three hearings begins today.


Senior executives from Facebook, Google and Twitter will submit on Tuesday to the first of three grueling grillings before U.S. lawmakers who are investigating Russia’s suspected interference in the 2016 presidential election.

Kicking it off is the Senate Judiciary Committee’s top crime and terrorism panel, chaired by Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham. The focus is on the extent to which Kremlin-backed agents and trolls sought to spread disinformation and extremist content on major social media platforms — and what, exactly, the U.S. Congress should do about it.

Representing Facebook at the hearing is Colin Stretch, the company’s general counsel; from Google it’ll be Rich Salgado, the search giant’s director of law enforcement and information security; and standing in for Twitter is Sean Edgett, the company’s acting general counsel.

The hearing officially begins at 2:30 pm ET/11:30 am PT, and you can watch live here. We’ll update this post with embedded video once it becomes available.

Lawmakers on two other committees — the House and Senate Intelligence Committees — will press tech executives at two back-to-back hearings beginning tomorrow morning.

https://www.recode.net/2017/10/31/16570988/watch-live-stream-facebook-google-twitter-russia-trump-2016-presidential-election-senate


Posted by Madam45for2923 | Tue Oct 31, 2017, 11:45 AM (4 replies)

Is DU up for some more hacking now that Mueller is endangering Donald as "Prez"?

Can you predict whether we will be hacked again? And if so when?

Posted by Madam45for2923 | Tue Oct 31, 2017, 08:45 AM (9 replies)

New RNC/Trump ad hits Franken/Frederica Wilson/Schumer/Sanders/Pelosi, says Trump "will fix it."

https://twitter.com/POLITICO_Steve/status/925333804717346817


F*cking Unbelievable.
Posted by Madam45for2923 | Tue Oct 31, 2017, 08:30 AM (12 replies)

Jeff Sessions suggests DOJ will crack down on marijuana growers, even in states that legalized weed

Attorney General Jeff Sessions suggested that the Department of Justice may crack down on marijuana growers, even in the 29 states that legalized the drug in some form.

Sessions made the comments on conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt’s show Thursday morning, after Hewitt asked whether the Department of Justice would be prosecuting marijuana growers for being criminal enterprises.

“A lot of states are just simply breaking the law and a lot of money is being made and banked,” Hewitt said to Sessions of marijuana growers and sellers. “One [Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations] prosecution of one producer and the banks that service them would shut this all down. Is such a prosecution going to happen?”

Sessions told Hewitt that he didn’t think “one [RICO] prosecution would be quite as effective as that,” but said he doesn’t think states that legalized the drug had the right to ignore current federal laws that ban the sale of marijuana.

“I do not believe there’s any argument that because a state legalizes marijuana, that the federal law against marijuana is no longer in existence,” Sessions said. “I do believe that the federal laws clearly are in effect in all 50 states and we will do our best to enforce the laws as we’re required to do so.”



More including audio of the interview with Sessions:
https://mic.com/articles/185564/jeff-sessions-suggests-doj-will-crack-down-on-marijuana-growers-even-in-states-that-legalized-weed?utm_campaign=buffer&utm_content=buffer5869f&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com#.nxSclc1bI

https://twitter.com/POLITICO_Steve/status/923181534852419584



Support for marijuana legalization hits a new high (sorry) in @GallupNews polling: 64% — and 51% of Republicans. http://bit.ly/2h8RwWX

Posted by Madam45for2923 | Tue Oct 31, 2017, 08:10 AM (19 replies)

DU posters were speaking out on the Russian meddling from the beginning :

Latest: Russians Leaked Democrats emails to help Donald Trump
https://www.democraticunderground.com/12512284639


https://www.democraticunderground.com/12512284639

AgadorSparticus (7,940 posts)

Latest: Russians Leaked Democrats emails to help Donald Trump

Last edited Sun Jul 24, 2016, 04:11 PM - Edit history (1)

Was there ever a doubt. Really? Russian hackers hacked ONLY the DNC servers.Trump has Russian mafia ties. Trump is BFF with Putin. Dots are pretty close together there. Does not require great deductive skills...

If there is outrage to be had, it should really be directed at the ties between trump and russia. This is a direct threat to our country. Foreign entities are trying to manipulate our elections.

Clinton campaign manager: Russians leaked Democrats’ emails to help Donald Trump http://a.msn.com/r/2/BBuKAc1?m=en-us&a=1

More fun stuff :

RESEARCHERS: Yes, Russia really did hack the Democratic National Committee

http://www.businessinsider.com/security-researchers-russian-spies-hacked-dnc-guccifer-2-possible-disinformation-campaign-2016-6

Russian government hackers steal DNC files on Donald Trump

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/jun/14/russian-dnc-hack-donald-trump-files-us-election

Democratic National Committee Breached by Russian Hackers

http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/democratic-national-committee-breached-russian-hackers-n592061

Russian government hackers penetrated DNC, stole opposition research on Trump

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/russian-government-hackers-penetrated-dnc-stole-opposition-research-on-trump/2016/06/14/cf006cb4-316e-11e6-8ff7-7b6c1998b7a0_story.html
Posted by Madam45for2923 | Tue Oct 31, 2017, 07:54 AM (17 replies)

Facebooks 2016 Election Team Gave Advertisers A Blueprint To A Divided US

The company offered advertisers a breakdown of the US electorate's interests, religions, races, and dislikes during a fraught election season compromised by bad actors.
https://www.buzzfeed.com/alexkantrowitz/facebooks-2016-election-team-gave-advertisers-a-blueprint?utm_term=.okJ2rP7Vy#.xiLa0x9Vz



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During the 2016 election season, Facebook provided political advertisers with a targetable breakdown of a fractured United States, which could’ve been used as a blueprint for exploiting the country’s divisions.

According to a political advertising sales pitch obtained by BuzzFeed News, Facebook carved the US electorate into 14 segments — from left-leaning "youthful urbanites" to a pro-NRA, pro–Tea Party group it bizarrely labeled as "the great outdoors." It detailed their demographic information — including religion and race in some cases — and offered them to political advertisers via Facebook’s sales teams. For advertisers using Facebook’s self-serve platform, the segments could be reached by purchasing larger bundles ranging from “very liberal” to “very conservative.”

The "very liberal" bundle included an estimated audience of 28.6 million people broken down into three groups — “youthful urbanites,” “transitionals,” and “politically engaged city dwellers.” The "very conservative" bundle included an estimated audience of 22.8 million people broken down into three groups — “post grad nest builders," “family values,” and “the great outdoors.”

“This type of approach is almost exclusively designed for nonpolitical professional people who want to mix it up.”
“We typically help marketers across all verticals understand audiences this way, and we briefly used this framework to help inform how a small number of marketers built their campaigns,” a Facebook spokesperson told BuzzFeed News, adding the pitch had been removed as part of a "regular refresh." Said the spokesperson, “these segments are no longer available.”


https://twitter.com/KateNocera/status/924995801033650176

Posted by Madam45for2923 | Mon Oct 30, 2017, 09:05 AM (3 replies)

Facebooks 2016 Election Team Gave Advertisers A Blueprint To A Divided US

Source: Buzzfeed

The company offered advertisers a breakdown of the US electorate's interests, religions, races, and dislikes during a fraught election season compromised by bad actors.


During the 2016 election season, Facebook provided political advertisers with a targetable breakdown of a fractured United States, which could’ve been used as a blueprint for exploiting the country’s divisions.

According to a political advertising sales pitch obtained by BuzzFeed News, Facebook carved the US electorate into 14 segments — from left-leaning "youthful urbanites" to a pro-NRA, pro–Tea Party group it bizarrely labeled as "the great outdoors." It detailed their demographic information — including religion and race in some cases — and offered them to political advertisers via Facebook’s sales teams. For advertisers using Facebook’s self-serve platform, the segments could be reached by purchasing larger bundles ranging from “very liberal” to “very conservative.”

The "very liberal" bundle included an estimated audience of 28.6 million people broken down into three groups — “youthful urbanites,” “transitionals,” and “politically engaged city dwellers.” The "very conservative" bundle included an estimated audience of 22.8 million people broken down into three groups — “post grad nest builders," “family values,” and “the great outdoors.”

“This type of approach is almost exclusively designed for nonpolitical professional people who want to mix it up.”
“We typically help marketers across all verticals understand audiences this way, and we briefly used this framework to help inform how a small number of marketers built their campaigns,” a Facebook spokesperson told BuzzFeed News, adding the pitch had been removed as part of a "regular refresh." Said the spokesperson, “these segments are no longer available.”

Read more: https://www.buzzfeed.com/alexkantrowitz/facebooks-2016-election-team-gave-advertisers-a-blueprint?utm_term=.okJ2rP7Vy#.xiLa0x9Vz




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https://twitter.com/KateNocera/status/924995801033650176
Posted by Madam45for2923 | Mon Oct 30, 2017, 09:05 AM (7 replies)

Manafort, Trump, Stone go way back to 1980 & Sater to 2002

Manafort, Trump, Stone go way back to 1980 & Sater to 2002

1979
Roy Cohn Introduces Trump to Nixon ‘Dirty Trickster’ Roger Stone

1980
Stone and Manafort Go Into Business

Roger Stone founds a lobbying practice with Paul Manafort; Trump becomes one of Stone’s first clients. In the 1980s, Trump hires Manafort as his lawyer on gambling and real estate issues. By 1988, Stone is one of Trump’s closest advisers.


1984
Alleged Russian Mobster Buys Condos in Trump Tower
David Bogatin, a 38-year-old former Soviet Army pilot and Russian émigré who arrived in America seven years earlier with just $3 in his pocket, pays $6 million for five condominium units in a luxurious new Manhattan high-rise, Trump Tower. At the time, Russian mobsters were beginning to invest in high-end US real estate as a way to launder money from their criminal enterprises.

2000
Trump and Stone Explore Presidential Run
Roger Stone serves as chairman of Donald Trump’s presidential exploratory advisory committee.


2002
Felix Sater Enters the Picture
Russian-born Felix Sater and his company Bayrock Group — a Trump Tower tenant — begin working with Trump on a series of real estate development deals, one of which becomes Trump SoHo.


MORE HERE:
A Timeline: Russia and President Trump
http://billmoyers.com/story/trump-russia-timeline/


EDIT & FYI:

In 2006, the year he reportedly began working for Deripaska, Manafort bought a condo in Trump Tower for $3,675,000 through an LLC called John Hannah. John is Manafort’s middle name, and Hannah is the middle name of that of his then-business partner, Rick Davis.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/trump-aide-manafort-bought-new-york-homes-cash-n739796


The Comprehensive Timeline Of Donald Trump's History With Russia | The Last Word | MSNBC

Posted by Madam45for2923 | Mon Oct 30, 2017, 07:28 AM (18 replies)

Trump alert: DonaldJTrumpJr has just followed @ggreenwald. Of course he did.

Trump alert:

DonaldJTrumpJr has just followed @ggreenwald.

Of course he did.

https://twitter.com/TrumpsAlert/status/924591667839090688
https://twitter.com/benjaminwittes/status/924693107563745280

Posted by Madam45for2923 | Sun Oct 29, 2017, 03:28 PM (0 replies)

Free Beacon Oct 24th Article on the Steele dossier's DEM funding , B4 admitting they funded too. Hmm

https://twitter.com/KevinMKruse/status/924056341748092928

https://twitter.com/FreeBeacon/status/922992737183502336

Clinton Campaign, DNC Paid for Research Behind Russia Dossier

Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee helped fund research that resulted in the famous Steele dossier, which posited that connections exist between President Donald Trump and Russia.

Sources cited in the Washington Post story did not disclose dollar amounts paid to the firm that conducted the research, but they said Clinton's campaign and the DNC shared the cost.

That firm, Fusion GPS, hired former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele.

Marc E. Elias is a lawyer representing the Clinton campaign as well as the DNC, and made the decision to work with Fusion GPS in April 2016. At that point was funded by an unknown GOP client while the primary was still going on.

Steele gave reports and other documents to Elias, but one source claimed that he or she was not aware of the role of Steele's work.

The people aware of the matter claimed that the Clinton campaign didn't direct Steele's research.

http://freebeacon.com/politics/clinton-campaign-dnc-paid-research-behind-russia-dossier/


There's more in the link.

NOTE: I am only posting this rw link to make fun of them reporting on this.

Posted by Madam45for2923 | Sun Oct 29, 2017, 02:27 PM (3 replies)
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