Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Saturday, September 08, 2018

A colleague and I recently published an op-ed in Svenska Dagbladet, one of Sweden's leading daily newspapers, about Russia's attempts to influence elections in democratic countries. Among the Russian tactics we described was the use of "troll factories" to distribute misinformation. So perhaps we shouldn't have been surprised when we were attacked online, probably by Russian trolls, after our article posted. Our op-ed argued that, as countries become aware of foreign influence tactics and seek to counter them, nefarious actors are likely to pursue new technologies to disseminate propaganda. Aggressors such as Russia might seek to leverage artificial intelligence and deep learning to generate false or doctored video content, for example.

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We need a national campaign to counter this and if sources like Fox News don't want to cooperate then we need to confront them and call them out for being agents of Russia. They take their orders from the Kremlin, Sean Hannity is a Russian asset. It is time to call out these traitors, every last one of them and expose these pieces of crap for what they actually are; agents of the Russian government. Oligarchs pay well as long as you are willing to sell out your own country, I can't imagine having such greed as Hannity, he doesn't care about his country, only his bank account and he doesn't care where the money comes from. A true human piece of crap. I am sort of embarrassed to have tolerated that POS for so long. He's despicable.

#1 | Posted by danni at 2018-09-08 02:11 PM | Reply

--Fox News

drink!

#2 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-09-08 02:12 PM | Reply

#1 I am shocked you could think that. I don't watch any MSM, it's all controlled by six consortiums controlled by five billionaires, one of whom is an unrepentant Nazi collaborator, but there are independent news sources out there. The problem is they are being censored by google, facebook, and twitter. And google is actually helping China suppress dissent, while refusing to co-operate with the Pentagon.

#3 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2018-09-08 03:27 PM | Reply

What I can't believe is that they came for antiwar.com, and also wsws.com (World Socialist Web Site) for being anti-Hillary. That is freaking stunning.

I know our elections are being interfered with, but I don't think it's the Russians that are the problem, I think it's an Alinsky style tactic by the oligarchs....

#4 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2018-09-08 04:22 PM | Reply

I know our elections are being interfered with, but I don't think it's the Russians that are the problem, I think it's an Alinsky style tactic by the oligarchs....

#4 | POSTED BY Comrade RussianRat

Better watch it or Daddy Vlad will send you a Polonium Milkshake for that kind of talk. BTW The Russian Oligarchs = the Russian government, but then again since you are in their employ, you knew that.

#5 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2018-09-08 04:52 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

BTW The Russian Oligarchs = American Oligarchs. Ours don't quite control everything like theirs do but just give them time, they will. Thus one of the primary reasons for estate taxes and higher income taxes. Redistribution of the wealth is a good thing and a necessary thing.

#6 | Posted by danni at 2018-09-08 05:29 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

- Ours don't quite control everything like theirs do

They control the data, your personal info, your whereabouts, your purchases, your financial info.

Deep Tech+Deep State can ruin you in a heartbeat if they choose.

#7 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2018-09-08 05:33 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

--Fox News
drink!
#2 | POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN

^
That Vodka you're drinking is actually Kremlin Kool-Aid.
Remind us again who shot down MH17 Nullifidian.

#8 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-09-08 05:42 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Calm down danni, fox news is ridiculous, in their own way. Any alignment with Russia is purely coincidental.

#9 | Posted by bayviking at 2018-09-08 08:10 PM | Reply

"Any alignment with Russia is purely coincidental."

I seriously doubt it.
You don't co=-pt the NRA without noticing what TV station NRA viewers watch.
Or maybe you were just being facetious. That must be it. Because it's been obvious for some time Fox News has an anti-American agenda.

#10 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-09-08 08:17 PM | Reply

---- that. I like it that Danni doesn't pull any punches on these --------. As far as I'm concerned she can load those rat ------- up in a trébuchet and fling them over the North Pole.

#11 | Posted by madscientist at 2018-09-08 08:18 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Danni's hystrionics are entertaining in the same way Trump's are. They're kind of funny to watch if you're in a IDGAF mood and have plenty of distance between yourself and the other person. Couldn't imagine having to live around that.

#12 | Posted by sentinel at 2018-09-08 08:38 PM | Reply

- a IDGAF mood

You mean your only mood.

#13 | Posted by Corky at 2018-09-08 10:57 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

мне всё пофиг

#14 | Posted by sentinel at 2018-09-09 01:03 AM | Reply

"Couldn't imagine having to live around that."

As if.

#15 | Posted by danni at 2018-09-09 06:13 AM | Reply

The Americans season 45 episode 1

#16 | Posted by ajwood at 2018-09-09 02:17 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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