Black People Politics : russian-propaganda-effort-helped-spread-fake-news-during-election

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  1. jamesfrmphilly

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    https://www.washingtonpost.com/busi...3903b6-8a40-4ca9-b712-716af66098fe_story.html

    Russian propaganda effort helped spread ‘fake news’ during election, experts say

    Researchers say sophisticated tools were used to boost Trump and undermine Clinton.
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    The flood of “fake news” this election season got support from a sophisticated Russian propaganda campaign that created and spread misleading articles online with the goal of punishing Democrat Hillary Clinton, helping Republican Donald Trump and undermining faith in American democracy, say independent researchers who tracked the operation.

    Russia’s increasingly sophisticated propaganda machinery — including thousands of botnets, teams of paid human “trolls,” and networks of websites and social-media accounts — echoed and amplified right-wing sites across the Internet as they portrayed Clinton as a criminal hiding potentially fatal health problems and preparing to hand control of the nation to a shadowy cabal of global financiers. The effort also sought to heighten the appearance of international tensions and promote fear of looming hostilities with nuclear-armed Russia.

    Two teams of independent researchers found that the Russians exploited American-made technology platforms to attack U.S. democracy at a particularly vulnerable moment, as an insurgent candidate harnessed a wide range of grievances to claim the White House. The sophistication of the Russian tactics may complicate efforts by Facebook and Google to crack down on “fake news,” as they have vowed to do after widespread complaints about the problem.

    There is no way to know whether the Russian campaign proved decisive in electing Trump, but researchers portray it as part of a broadly effective strategy of sowing distrust in U.S. democracy and its leaders. The tactics included penetrating the computers of election officials in several states and releasing troves of hacked emails that embarrassed Clinton in the final months of her campaign.
     
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    :11100: i been trying to point this out for a minute. nobody wanted to hear it....
     
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    It's a jump from trump to our moderators, past, etc., but i will entertain you.

    There is none better to answer such questions than me.

    What exactly do you want to know and why please?

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    You asked questions about my Moderating TEAM, yet you really desire or need to know nothing.

    That is strange.

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    Fake news seems to be news that does not agree with whatever you believe! Not aimed at anyone in particular.
     
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    we are talking about outright lies that are promoted as truth for political gain...
     
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