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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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Seen a fake news story recently? Youre more likely to believe it next time

“Pope Francis Shocks World, Endorses Donald Trump for President”; “ISIS Leader Calls for American Muslim Voters to Support Hillary Clinton.”


These examples of fake news are from the 2016 presidential election campaign. Such highly partisan fabricated stories designed to look like real reporting probably played a bigger role in that bitter election than in any previous American election cycle. The fabrications spread on social media and into traditional news sources in a way that tarnished both major candidates’ characters.

Sometimes the stories intentionally damage a candidate; sometimes the authors are driven only by dollar signs.

Questions about how and why voters across the political spectrum fell for such disinformation have nagged at social scientists since early in the 2016 race. The authors of a new study address these questions with cognitive experiments on familiarity and belief.

An academic study worth reading: “Prior Exposure Increases Perceived Accuracy of Fake News,” a Yale University working paper, 2017.

.... Goes on to explain the research in link.................


Analysis:

Instead of warning labels, the authors conclude that “larger solutions are needed that prevent people from ever seeing fake news
in the first place, rather than qualifiers aimed at making people discount the fake news that they see.”

They interpret their findings to suggest that “politicians who continuously repeat false statements will be successful, at least to some extent, in convincing people those statements are in fact true.”

And finally, they note that the polarized echo chambers many voters find themselves in today help create “incubation chambers for blatantly false (but highly salient and politicized) fake news stories.”


https://journalistsresource.org/studies/society/social-media/fake-news-psychology-facebook-research
Posted by Madam45for2923 | Mon Jun 19, 2017, 07:50 PM (5 replies)

Video JoeS saying as a Repub he'd be more comfy voting for Handel & then made fun Ossoff young looks

He made fun Ossoff young looks and said he looks more like a Bernie Democrat. Said he knows how people/republicans in that district think. Then started to ask his panel if that did not bother them?


He said all this Today. WTF? Did anyone else see that?

VIDEO below!


Posted by Madam45for2923 | Mon Jun 19, 2017, 11:33 AM (15 replies)

Open hearing on unsealing files that may show Trump Russian ties, Mon, 1pm ET Today.

Judge Pamela Chen holds open hearing Monday 1PM in Brooklyn on unsealing files on Felix Sater, close Trump aide with deep Russia connections


https://twitter.com/DavidCayJ/status/875844503264997377

Mob connected Felix Sater is Donald's looooooooooooong time friend & business "partner".
Posted by Madam45for2923 | Mon Jun 19, 2017, 11:22 AM (11 replies)

Brad Pascale. Kushner. Mercer. Cambridge Analytica. Trump/Russia.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brad_Parscale


Listen to Brad Pascale explain how they "won" in his own words:

How Trump Waged An Under-The-Radar Ground Game
http://www.npr.org/2016/12/06/504520364/how-trump-waged-an-under-the-radar-ground-game



Article from 2 weeks ago:

S.A. web firm might be included in probe of the Trump-Russia ties
http://www.expressnews.com/news/local/article/S-A-web-firm-might-be-included-in-probe-of-the-11177097.php

CNN reported that along with Kushner’s contacts with Russians and his relationship with fired national security adviser Michael Flynn, the FBI is looking at the campaign’s 2016 data analytics programs conducted largely out of San Antonio under the direction of local digital advertising executive Brad Parscale.

In looking at possible ties with Russia, the FBI has collected data on computer bots — software that runs automated scripts over the internet — that pushed negative information on Hillary Clinton and positive information on Trump, the cable network reported.

An FBI spokesman declined comment Friday, and the White House did not respond to messages.

Parscale did not respond to phone messages left at Giles-Parscale, the San Antonio web design and digital marketing company that he co-owns.

Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law, has not been accused of wrongdoing. His lawyer, Jamie Gorelick, said he will cooperate with the FBI if asked.

“Mr. Kushner previously volunteered to share with Congress what he knows about these meetings,” she said in a statement, referring to reports of meetings with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak and with a Russian banker. “He will do the same if he is contacted in connection with any other inquiry.”

Parscale, 41, became heavily involved in the Trump campaign after designing a website for the campaign exploratory committee and carrying out other tasks for the Trump family. He worked under Kushner. By the campaign’s end, Parscale ran Trump’s digital operation, media buys and overall advertising, an exceptionally large role for someone with little experience in political campaigns.

“It was a data-driven campaign, so I was in the middle of it all,” Parscale said in an interview with the San Antonio Express-News after the election.

Federal Election Commission reports showed that Giles-Parscale received over $91 million from the Trump campaign and an allied super PAC over an 18-month period.

Parscale noted that while his company ended “in a healthy situation,” much of that money was paid for advertising and vendors.

Parscale remained on the campaign payroll through January and is associated with Trump’s re-election committee. FEC records show that his company received an additional $1.6 million through March for what was described as digital consultation and online advertising.

In the “Project Alamo” operation, Parscale had over 100 people employed on Trump’s behalf last year in San Antonio, many of them digital and media experts.

They worked closely with the Republican National Committee, which invested heavily in data and digital technology after losing the previous two presidential elections. The RNC provided the Trump campaign with a massive database that included details on millions of voters’ attitudes, buying habits and personal information available from public and private sources, combined with information the party had gleaned from contacts over the years.

The Parscale-run operation relied heavily on Facebook both for targeting voters and fundraising, Parscale has said, noting that Facebook helped the campaign raise more than

$260 million.

Along with RNC operatives dispatched to San Antonio, the operation employed staff from Cambridge Analytica, the U.S.-based offshoot of a British company that deploys what it calls “psychographics,” research using personality, values and other voter traits for targeting.

Cambridge was paid $6 million for its work, which Republican operatives described as voter persuasion.

BusinessWeek quoted an unnamed member of the Trump campaign staff late in the campaign as saying that their digital operation used Facebook ads and other means to suppress Clinton’s vote totals with negative messages aimed at African-Americans, young women and segments of liberals.

Parscale said in an earlier interview with the Express-News that his operation’s ability to identify 14.4 million persuadable voters in several swing states just prior to the election was a key to Trump’s victory.

“That’s why we won. We knew just the voters we needed to turn out, and we turned them out in big numbers,” he said.

Parscale’s success earned him the Digital Strategist of the Year Award, presented in March by the American Association of Political Consultants.

While not commenting on the report about FBI scrutiny of Kushner, Parscale has used his Twitter account in recent days to step up attacks on CNN and other news outlets with more than a dozen posts since last weekend.

“SO fake news,” Parscale tweeted May 20 in response to a CNN report that a former Trump staffer wants the president to set up a fund to help associates caught in the Russia investigation pay their legal bills. “Let’s fight back against @CNN.”

In another tweet that day, he wrote: “#1 lesson I’ve learned. Media is the enemy of this country.”


https://twitter.com/tribelaw/status/875891199927881728

#Collusion watch: Trump/Russia link includes digital director Parscale of Trump's campaign, who may have helped Putin weaponize hacked info
Posted by Madam45for2923 | Sat Jun 17, 2017, 01:01 PM (12 replies)

Feds appear to backtrack on Trump event planners appointment as head of housing in New York Feder

eds appear to backtrack on Trump event planner’s appointment as head of housing in New York

Federal housing officials appear to be backing away from the appointment of a Trump family wedding planner to run the office that oversees federal housing in New York.

On Thursday two federal officials had confirmed to the Daily News a start date of July 5 for Lynne Patton as the new administrator of the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development’s Region II office.

Late Thursday Patton did not dispute the appointment when she tweeted out what appears to be a clarification of her resume.

But on Friday HUD spokesman Jereon Brown said "The position is vacant. There’s been no official announcement."

The about face came following a wave of outrage that emerged about the appointment of Patton, who has zero housing experience, to run an office that distributes billions of taxpayer dollars to public housing authorities in New York and New Jersey, including the nation’s biggest, NYCHA.

Early Friday Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) fired off a letter to President Trump demanding he withdraw the appointment.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/feds-back-trump-event-planner-new-york-housing-head-article-1.3253285
Posted by Madam45for2923 | Fri Jun 16, 2017, 02:45 PM (6 replies)

Feds appear to backtrack on Trump event planners appointment as head of housing in New York

Source: New York Daily News

eds appear to backtrack on Trump event planner’s appointment as head of housing in New York

Federal housing officials appear to be backing away from the appointment of a Trump family wedding planner to run the office that oversees federal housing in New York.

On Thursday two federal officials had confirmed to the Daily News a start date of July 5 for Lynne Patton as the new administrator of the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development’s Region II office.

Late Thursday Patton did not dispute the appointment when she tweeted out what appears to be a clarification of her resume.

But on Friday HUD spokesman Jereon Brown said "The position is vacant. There’s been no official announcement."

The about face came following a wave of outrage that emerged about the appointment of Patton, who has zero housing experience, to run an office that distributes billions of taxpayer dollars to public housing authorities in New York and New Jersey, including the nation’s biggest, NYCHA.

Early Friday Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) fired off a letter to President Trump demanding he withdraw the appointment.

eds appear to backtrack on Trump event planner’s appointment as head of housing in New York

Federal housing officials appear to be backing away from the appointment of a Trump family wedding planner to run the office that oversees federal housing in New York.

On Thursday two federal officials had confirmed to the Daily News a start date of July 5 for Lynne Patton as the new administrator of the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development’s Region II office.

Late Thursday Patton did not dispute the appointment when she tweeted out what appears to be a clarification of her resume.

But on Friday HUD spokesman Jereon Brown said "The position is vacant. There’s been no official announcement."

The about face came following a wave of outrage that emerged about the appointment of Patton, who has zero housing experience, to run an office that distributes billions of taxpayer dollars to public housing authorities in New York and New Jersey, including the nation’s biggest, NYCHA.

Early Friday Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) fired off a letter to President Trump demanding he withdraw the appointment.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/feds-back-trump-event-planner-new-york-housing-head-article-1.3253285

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/feds-back-trump-event-planner-new-york-housing-head-article-1.3253285
Posted by Madam45for2923 | Fri Jun 16, 2017, 02:45 PM (7 replies)

Three prongs of the Russia investigation, explained:

As special counsel Robert S. Mueller III widens his inquiry of Russia's role in the 2016 presidential campaign, it can be difficult to keep track of who is under investigation for what. The Fix is here to help.

The law enforcement investigation led by Mueller now has three known prongs, after The Washington Post reported Wednesday night that Mueller will interview senior intelligence officials to help determine whether President Trump attempted to obstruct justice.

I've broken down each of the three prongs below. Keep in mind that congressional committees are conducting investigations of their own: This post covers only the special counsel investigation. To better understand the others, check out Amber Phillips's guide: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/03/01/your-cheat-sheet-to-the-four-potential-investigations-of-russia-and-president-trump/?utm_term=.00ac14ea6637



1. Russian election meddling and possible collusion with the Trump campaign

2. Possible attempts to obstruct justice

3. Possible financial crimes


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1. Russian election meddling and possible collusion with the Trump campaign

This is where it all started. James B. Comey, who led the law enforcement investigation until he was fired as FBI director May 9, testified last week before the Senate Intelligence Committee that he has no doubt that Russia attempted to influence the presidential race by hacking the Democratic National Committee and launching cyberattacks on state election systems, among other tactics

Comey's testimony was consistent with a joint report issued by the FBI, the CIA and the National Security Agency in January, which concluded: “We assess Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered an influence campaign in 2016 aimed at the U.S. presidential election. Russia’s goals were to undermine public faith in the U.S. democratic process, denigrate Secretary Clinton, and harm her electability and potential presidency. We further assess Putin and the Russian government developed a clear preference for President-elect Trump.”

A key question is whether Russia merely preferred Trump or worked with members of his campaign. Comey confirmed in previous testimony March 20 that the FBI was investigating the possibility of collusion between the campaign and Russia.

Former CIA director John Brennan testified May 23 that his agency alerted the FBI last year to a troubling pattern of contacts between Russian officials and Trump associates.

“I was worried by a number of the contacts that the Russians had with U.S. persons,” Brennan said.


Trump associates reportedly under scrutiny include Paul Manafort, who was Trump's campaign manager, and former advisers Roger Stone and Carter Page.


2. Possible attempts to obstruct justice...


https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/06/15/3-prongs-of-the-russia-investigation-explained/?utm_term=.cec902b06d21




Long article explains all three...
Posted by Madam45for2923 | Thu Jun 15, 2017, 07:25 PM (4 replies)

Reminder that 2 DEM candidates quit because of death threats recently

eom.
Posted by Madam45for2923 | Thu Jun 15, 2017, 05:14 PM (6 replies)

Portrait of an American Hero: The Lesbian POC Woman Who Saved Republican Lives

Both Griner and Bailey are minorities. Crystal Griner is a female minority, who just so happens to be married to a woman. In 2015, Griner married Tiffany Dyar in Baltimore.


It’s not that people should be defined by their skin color, gender, or who they love. But in this case, these details are important enough to focus on for a moment.

Capitol Police special agents Crystal Griner and David Bailey are widely credited with saving Republican lawmakers and staff during the horrific shooting in Alexandria, Virginia that left Representative Steve Scalise in the hospital in critical condition.

Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) said of them during a House floor speech, “We are, as ever, awed by the tremendous bravery of the Capitol Police.”

Both Griner and Bailey were wounded.

Both Griner and Bailey are POCs.

Crystal Griner is a female minority, who just so happens to be married to a woman. Griner married Tiffany Dyar in 2015.

As ESPN’s LZ Granderson pointed out, Griner saved the life of Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA), who is opposed to same-sex marriage:

https://twitter.com/Locs_n_Laughs/status/875334421242560512



more in link:
http://www.politicususa.com/2017/06/15/portrait-american-hero-gay-minority-woman-saved-republicans.html

edited to add David Bailey's photo:

Posted by Madam45for2923 | Thu Jun 15, 2017, 12:16 PM (95 replies)

Trump: '2nd Amendment People' Could Stop Clinton

Trump: '2nd Amendment People' Could Stop Clinton


Posted by Madam45for2923 | Wed Jun 14, 2017, 06:32 PM (22 replies)
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