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Sunday, February 18, 2018

Facebook's Goldman stated that sowing chaos, not electing Trump, was Russia's primary intent in infiltrating American social media networks. "Most of the coverage of Russian meddling involves their attempt to effect the outcome of the 2016 U.S. election. I have seen all of the Russian ads and I can say very definitively that swaying the election was *NOT* the main goal," he wrote on Twitter. To prove his point, he referenced an anti-Islam protest in Houston in November 2017. Russian trolls were later shown to have organized both sides of the protest. read more

Friday, February 16, 2018

The indictment outlines the lengths Russia went to influence the election in favor of Donald Trump and against Hillary Clinton -- including by supporting Bernie Sanders (and, later, Jill Stein). read more

Thursday, February 15, 2018

She described two warning signs to look out for. When the media tries to shape or censor facts and opinions rather than report them. When so many in the media are reporting the same stories, promulgating the same narratives, relying on the same sources -- even using the same phrases. Attkisson pointed out that there's an infinite number of ways to report stories, so "when everybody's on the same page, it might be part of an organized campaign." read more

Thursday, February 01, 2018

Stressing that such an action would be highly reckless, FBI Director Christopher Wray warned Thursday that releasing the "Nunes Memo" could potentially undermine faith in the massive, unaccountable government secret agencies of the United States. "Making this memo public will almost certainly impede our ability to conduct clandestine activities operating outside any legal or judicial system on an international scale," said Wray, noting that it was essential that mutual trust exist between the American people and the vast, mysterious cabal given free rein to use any tactics necessary to conduct surveillance on U.S. citizens or subvert religious and political groups. "If we take away the people's faith in this shadowy monolith exempt from any consequences, all that's left is an extensive network of rogue, unelected intelligence officers carrying out extrajudicial missions for a variety of subjective, and occasionally personal, reasons." read more


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