Items tagged with: propaganda

"Armed and Dangerous"

Yes, it's come to this, a warping of 2nd Amendment fanaticism combined with willingness to use militias to defend attackers on the Constitution and American democracy. (Don't try to tell them this, of course!) I think Dorsey should close that hate-tweet account!
Would it be terrible to have a President who speaks in coherent English, interacts with the real world, and honors law & Constitution?

Armed Militias Are Taking Trump's Civil War Tweets Seriously

#hatred #propaganda #disinformation #lordofthelies #makeamericasaneagain #civilwar2019
The balls on this guy... I guess you have room to be cocky when Donald Trump is your bitch.

And BTW, Russia is actively engaged in exactly this right now. Fact.

Putin jokes that Moscow plans to meddle in the 2020 election

"Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday appeared to revel in the ongoing political maelstrom in the U.S., jokingly admitting to plans for future election meddling."

"When asked if Russia would interfere in the 2020 election cycle, Putin leaned into the microphone on stage and mimicked a whisper: 'I’m going to tell you a secret. Yes, sure, we’re going to do that. Don’t tell anybody'."

#Russia #propaganda #disinformation #cybersecurity #electionsecurity
"The staples of Russian misinformation campaigns—fake news and social media propaganda—are turning up in a new place: the private sector. For a small fee, companies can pay Russian operatives to boost their image or smear their competitors, employing some of the same tactics used by the Kremlin to disrupt the 2016 U.S. presidential election."

"To prove it, a young cyber-security company in Massachusetts called Recorded Future created a fake U.K. company, then hired two Russian public relations firms to wage information warfare on the company's behalf. One firm was tasked with promoting the company through the generation of seemingly legitimate news articles; another was ordered to tear down its reputation in the same manner."

"The firms successfully placed a total of four articles, including one that appeared in a newspaper that has been published for nearly a century, according to evidence that Recorded Future shared with Fortune. The disinformation campaigns can still be found online."

"The range of services offered by the Russian PR firms is startling. Not only do the firms deploy fake accounts on social networks like Facebook and LinkedIn, but they offer a service to plant news articles in English-language media outlets."

#GOP #Russia #disinformation #propaganda #corruption
"A whistle blew, an impeachment inquiry swung into motion and the president at the center of it all rose defiantly to his own defense, not always in command of the facts."

"A CIA officer, in a complaint filed under federal whistleblower protections that preserve anonymity, alleged President Donald Trump abused his office in pressing for a Ukrainian investigation of a Democratic rival, Joe Biden. That revelation persuaded Democrats to move ahead with an inquiry that could produce articles of impeachment. Trump has reacted with anger."

"A look at Trump's words this past week on impeachment, Ukraine and other subjects..."

#Trump #corruption #disinformation #propaganda #ITMFA
"As impeachment looms, disinformation experts are bracing for a fresh cyclone of chaos, complete with fast-twitch media manipulation, droves of false and misleading claims, and hyper-polarized audiences fiercely clinging to their side’s version of reality."

#disinformation #misinformation #propaganda

The New York Times: Brace Yourself for the Internet Impeachment (By Kevin Roose)

Quote of the day [3]:

"The Russian government adds violent energy to the emerging transnational network of white supremacists, spreading its cause in part through disinformation aggressively disseminated online."

Via Russia 'adding violent energy' to white supremacy around the globe, US experts claim

#Russia #WhiteSupremacy #racism #propaganda
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"Donald Trump has admitted that he threatened to use U.S. taxpayer money to try to bribe Ukraine’s government into launching a phony investigation into supposed corruption on the part of one of his political opponents. Fox News et. al. are turning this into a scandal about Biden, because they are propaganda outlets, not news organizations."

#Trump #GOP #corruption #propaganda

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Propaganda works
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"Facebook said it wouldn’t happen again, but according to the Popular Information newsletter, the propaganda that spread across the internet in 2016 is starting to pop up all over social media leading into the 2020 election."

Via These are the pro-Trump memes that Ukraine’s Facebook network is spreading

#Trump #corruption #Election2020 #propaganda #Russia #misinformation

Low grade "journalists" and internet mob attack RMS with lies. In-depth review.

Low grade "journalism" is making another victim. Philosopher and activist Richard Matthew Stallman is having his ideas distorted and his writings taken out of context just so a "journalist" can get re-tweets from people that didn't even read their article.
Now to what actually happened. In chronological order. (Not as long as it seems. Most of it are quotations from original sources because I'm not an incompetent "journalist".)

Read it!

#RMS #SupportRMS #FreeSpeech #FreeSoftware #FreeThought #FSF #Science #news #propaganda #fakenews

Low grade "journalists" and internet mob attack RMS with lies. In-depth review.

Low grade "journalism" is making another victim. Philosopher and activist Richard Matthew Stallman is having his ideas distorted and his writings taken out of context just so a "journalist" can get re-tweets from people that didn't even read their article.
Now to what actually happened. In chronological order. (Not as long as it seems. Most of it are quotations from original sources because I'm not an incompetent "journalist".)

Read it!

#RMS #SupportRMS #FreeSpeech #FreeSoftware #FreeThought #FSF #Science #news #propaganda #fakenews
"Propaganda by Omission?" For sure, George Carlin! And now we have Distraction & Disinformation - by (Fox & Friends) Commission...

What George Carlin Taught Us About Media Propaganda by Omission

#mediamethods #georgecarlin #propaganda #disinformation #distraction #fakenews #newspin #ministryoftruth #lordofthelies
THIS is the most important thing you will read all week.

Toxic Nostalgia Breeds Derangement

"In 2014, Peter Pomerantsev, a British journalist born in the Soviet Union, published 'Nothing Is True and Everything Is Possible', which drew on his years working in Russian television to describe a society in giddy, hysterical flight from enlightenment empiricism. He wrote of how state-controlled Russian broadcasting 'became ever more twisted, the need to incite panic and fear ever more urgent; rationality was tuned out, and Kremlin-friendly cults and hatemongers were put on prime time'."

"Since 2016, the book has enjoyed a new life among people struggling to make sense of the dual shocks of Brexit and Donald Trump’s victory. Both catastrophes demonstrated the triumph of xenophobic post-truth politics, and both were assisted by Russian information warfare. Pomerantsev’s book about Russia suddenly seemed prophetic about the rest of the world."

"Now, he’s written a penetrating follow-up, 'This Is Not Propaganda: Adventures in the War Against Reality', that is partly an effort to make sense of how the disorienting phenomena he observed in Russia went global. The child of exiled Soviet dissidents, Pomerantsev juxtaposes his family’s story — unfolding at a time when ideas, art and information seemed to challenge tyranny — with a present in which truth scarcely appears to matter."

"'During glasnost, it seemed that the truth would set everybody free', he writes. 'Facts seemed possessed of power; dictators seemed so afraid of facts that they suppressed them. But something has gone drastically wrong: We have access to more information and evidence than ever, but facts seem to have lost their power'."

#Trump #GOP #Russia #Truth #Propaganda #PysOps #InformationWarfare

The New York Times: Opinion | Toxic Nostalgia Breeds Derangement (By MICHELLE GOLDBERG)

" The 'law and order' administration is flexing its muscles. New Attorney General William Barr has been particularly vocal since his appointment, going after device encryption and the supposedly-dangerous 'disrespect' for police."

"Barr's public statements -- the latter of which was delivered to a very receptive audience composed of police union reps -- have made it clear his DOJ is going to carry out Trump's back-the-blue mandates. Law enforcement officers will receive the federal government's seal of endless approval, as well as its benefit of a doubt when things go badly."

"Things go badly quite often. Cops are still killing more than 1,000 people (and nearly 10,000 dogs) every year, even as crime rates remain at historic lows. Barr's message to America was: comply, shut up, stop complaining. If you do somehow still feel your rights have been violated, you're welcome to lawyer up and attempt to sue your way past layers of immunity and multiple, ultra-flexible warrant exceptions."

"But while this administration talks a good game about respect for law and order, it certainly doesn't show the respect it believes is owed to the nation's law enforcement officers. Marcy Wheeler points out this hypocrisy to devastating effect in her post dissecting (and recasting) Barr's pro-police, anti-everyone else rant."

#Trump #DoJ #GOP #LawAndOrder #Justice #hypocrisy #injustice #PoliceViolence #propaganda
"Twitter said Monday it suspended hundreds of accounts that are believed to be tied to a 'significant state-backed information campaign' originating from inside China."

"The company suspended 936 accounts that are thought to be related to the activity. Twitter said the disinformation campaign was designed to 'sow political discord in Hong Kong, including undermining the legitimacy and political protest movement on the ground'."

#Twitter #China #HongKong #propaganda
Monsanto/Bayer Evil Corp.

Monsanto ran a psy-ops war-room to discredit journalists and spy on Neil Young

" Monsanto ran a 'fusion center' (a term borrowed from law-enforcement counter-terrorism operations) that spied on activists and journalists who were investigating the safety of its products, notably the link between its 'Round Up' pesticides and cancers."

"The Guardian reports on internal records that it obtained from the center's operations from 2015-2017, which document the company's 'multi-pronged' plan to discredit Reuters journalist Carey Gillam ahead of the publication of Whitewash: The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer, and the Corruption of Science, her book on the subject, in which the company drafted 'third party talking points' to be fed to people who were not publicly associated with the company, who could then repeat the points in the press as though they had come from disinterested parties."

"The company also bought Google ads targeted against Gillam's name that redirected searchers to smear pages."

#Monsanto #Bayer #evil #surveillance #propaganda
Monsanto ran a psy-ops war-room to discredit journalists and spy on Neil Young
"Last summer, when the Russian media manager Alexander Malkevich came to Washington to launch a news website called USA Really—reported to be linked to the infamous Russian troll factory that interfered in the 2016 U.S. presidential election—he did not receive a warm welcome. He was ejected from his office near the White House—a WeWork rental—within hours of arriving, and Facebook and Twitter blocked access to the website."

"During another trip to Washington for the U.S. midterms in November 2018, Malkevich was detained for questioning at Washington’s Dulles Airport and the next month was added to the U.S. sanctions list for attempted election interference."

"But that hasn’t stopped him. Though Malkevich seems more toy soldier than information warrior, his seemingly amateurish forays into the United States over the past year offer a glimpse at the scrappy but ever evolving nature of Russia’s influence operations around the globe—an effort that has been expanding into Africa."

#Russia #propaganda #disinformation #misinformation #electioninterference
The Evolution of a Russian Troll
Not surprised.

Seth Rich Conspiracy Spread by Fox News Linked to Russian Intelligence: Report

"A stunning report published Tuesday by Yahoo News identifies a Russian intelligence service as the origin of a conspiracy theory connecting the unsolved murder of former Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich to the leak of thousands of DNC emails in the summer of 2016. The report, authored by Yahoo’s chief investigative correspondent, Michael Isikoff, traces the root of the theory back to a phony intelligence “bulletin” reportedly circulated online by the SVR, Russia’s foreign intelligence service."

"Rich, a 27-year-old DNC data specialist, was murdered on July 10, 2016, in what police concluded was a botched robbery. In the following weeks, WikiLeaks began disclosing some 20,000 internal DNC emails online, triggering theories that Rich may have been the anti-secrecy organization’s source. A slew of right-wing personalities, including notorious GOP trickster Roger Stone, helped spread the theory far and wide in an apparent attempt to aid President Trump, whose campaign was at the time under investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller."

#Russia #disinformation #propaganda #GOP #corruption
"The activity of Russian propaganda accounts on Twitter turned out to be a pretty good predictor of Trump's standing in the 2016 US election polls."

"That's the bottom line of a new study out from the University of Tennessee which found that gains in Trump's 2016 poll numbers correlated to increased activity from Russian trolls and military social media accounts linked to Russia's Internet Research Agency."

"Effectively, this report is saying that American voters were probably influenced by Russian propaganda."

"'It turns out that the activity of Russian Twitter trolls was a better predictor of Donald Trump's polling numbers than his own Twitter activity', wrote one of the researchers."

#Trump #Russia #disinformation #propaganda
Trump poll numbers went up each time Russian Internet Research Agency Twitter accounts became active: Study
Extreme absurdity.

Russian TV to air its own patriotic retelling of Chernobyl story - and blame America

"Russian state TV is set to air its own drama about the deadly 1986 Chernobyl disaster – but unlike the HBO series, which has transfixed viewers around the world, this version will claim that a CIA spy was present for the worst nuclear accident in history."

"Chernobyl, which will air on Russia’s NTV channel, appears to fulfil a demand from tabloid columnists and state TV news for a more patriotic retelling of the story."

"NTV’s Chernobyl, filmed in Belarus, takes far more liberties. A description of the show says that the plot revolves around a CIA agent dispatched to Pripyat to gather intelligence on the Chernobyl nuclear power plant and the Russian counterintelligence agent sent to track him down."

"If it sounds like fiction, that’s because it is."

#Russia #Chernobyl #propaganda #misinformation

Fox "news" stars engage in unethical practice? I'm shocked! SHOCKED!!

Here's How Much Money Fox News Hosts Have Made Off GOP Gigs

#fauxnews #corruption #propaganda #fakenews #ministryoftruth #Fox #disgusting #whatasurprise
Eh? So what's a poor world to do? Build walls around our open and closed Internet? Boycott Verizon and Apple & Android?
I guess we'll just all choose our facts, world, and "social" interaction relying on advice from the Times, Fox, or RT. Or not. No 5G? Hah.

Your 5G Phone Won't Hurt You. But Russia Wants You to Think ...

#technology #5G #propaganda #telecommunication #RT #NYTimes #smartphones
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