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While attempting to lobby for censor, attempting to crush CRT de-NEGRO-fy.American history: He says he's the one being censured. Why? Was it because he didn't let a panel know he was going to show a propaganda video to parents at a school board?

How long ?
5min or 5 hours?
As George Orwell said in a critique of Hitler: “He is the martyr, the victim, Prometheus chained to the rock".

"Whaaaaa!I The Blacks aren't letting me be a dictator! What's wrong with them? Whaaaaaa! So, what if I tried to steal the election from them, sniff? Whaaaa! So, I wrongfully purged 200K voters in Atlanta -- many of them black! Whaaaa!I! I'm the victim."

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Troll farms are still thriving on Facebook.
140M monthly users
100M weekly users (US)
360M weekly users (global)
Successfully targeting the same groups as RU IRA in 2016.
Facebook is too big to not fail.
REPORT: 8 of 12 top African American FB pages are troll farms… via @_KarenHao
REPORT: 2 of 8 Top Native American Facebook pages are troll farms.… via @_karenhao
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What are you without your Confederate statues?

Are you any good? Are you still strong? Smart? Do you still like yourself?... If you can only be tall because someone’s on their knees, then you have a serious problem.”

— Toni Morrison

The Psychology of White Supremacy.

“Don't you understand that the people who do this thing, who PRACTICE racism, are bereft? There is something distorted about the psyche.'"


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Miami Herald partners with Channel4 and studies their Cambridge Analytica database leak from 2016 and conclude that its voter deterrence campaign was effective in Florida. #DeterringDemocracy #TheGreatHack…
Amazing interview with a GOP activist on how they justify their Black vote deterrence campaigns.
Couched in language to appease skeptics and address controversies around the efficacy of political advertising more broadly, there is some basic evidence here in the C4 leak that is difficult to dismiss as “snake oil” —again, CA/SCL was not *magical* but it was also not nothing.
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OMG!! @carolecadwalla @Channel4News
This I think relates to US & Trump 'relations' with UK!?
But 'wider world' disclosure has important global implications eg affecting US election!? @SpeakerPelosi @jason_kint
#CambridgeAnalytica #DeterringDemocracy @IanCLucas @HLDemoDigital
@HLDemoDigital @DPuttnam @JoStevens @guyverhofstadt @donaldtuskEPP
NB:Canadian IC @PrivacyPrivee found AIQ broke data privacy & security laws! Data firms in political campaigns="global & cascading privacy implications"(Nov 19). So 'wider world' has #RightToKnow!
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Last night actually happened. It hurt. It was abusive. It was an emotional assault. It was what a cornered scared wild animal does. It was the death throes of antiquated thinking. Joe got bum rushed, he knew it was coming, but it still stings the senses to see it play out.
Imagine for a second that the wicked witch was real. Imagine the terror you might feel when you see her literally melt in front of you. It’s not a pleasant thing. There is yelling. There is violent hand waving, there is destruction. All on display last night.
Last night we saw the witch get wet. trump didn’t do that for him. His own people are saying it was a bit much. He didn’t do it for the votes. He didn’t even do it for money. He did it for the distraction. He is a weapon of mass distraction. And he needs a big one.
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The way Trump wins The White House again is by suppressing the vote of moderates, so his base can carry the day. His debate/election strategy is about making these ordinary folk feel politics is just such a mess that they can't be bothered to vote. #DeterringDemocracy
His strategy is not about persuading people to vote for him - it is about persuading people who might vote for the other guy, but aren't all that bothered, to just stay home instead. Turn the debates into a shambolic mud-slinging match, and that's what you achieve.
This approach will be backed up by targeted social media adverts to certain demographics to specifically lower their enthusiasm and deter their vote. In 2016, Trump did this with the black community and turnout fell by 25% in mainly black districts. #DeterringDemocracy
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You must watch the couple in Wisconsin, the husband is anti-Trump, the wife is pro-Trump. The moment when she sees her own data profile is gold. #DeterringDemocracy #TheGreatHack #DataRights… via @krishgm
The two seminal moments of @Channel4News exposé are when the Black WI voter learns she was targeted for deterrence, she exclaims it makes it her want to vote even more. When Trumpy mom realizes she’s under invasive voter surveillance is the complement.
Transparency and visibility dissolves the effect. The minute voters can see their profiles, the power of this data collapses. This is why politicians and strategists will resist us winning our #datarights.
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🚨#DeterringDemocracy - Part 2🚨

Yesterday, we revealed Trump's 2016 campaign strategy to deter 3.5 million Black Americans from voting.

Tonight: we show how the campaign targets millions of white voters - and activates their fears over law and order.
We report from Kenosha, where Trump recently visited - telling voters he was the man to stop the rioting and racial division.

At the time, many commentators pointed to opinion polls suggesting it didn’t move the dial very much.
But we know that his last campaign targeted its messages at specific voters in key states - who have concerns about law and order.

Tonight, we speak to the voters Trump hoped to persuade - and find out how the recent messaging about riots has influenced them.
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Tonight at 7pm on Channel 4 News


Part 2
Tonight, in part 2 of our investigation #DeterringDemocracy, we're in Kenosha with @krishgm revealing how the Trump campaign targets millions of white voters - and activates their fears over law and order.
WATCH: #DeterringDemocracy Part 2

How Trump campaign targets millions of white voters - and activates fears over rioting
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OMG Tim Davie new DG of @BBC in @CommonsDCMS just said it's current delivery & "way we've covered current crisis has been exceptional"😱
"Thinks record on impartiality has been exceptional"
Pro-Brexit Julian Knight new Chair attacking DG on coverage of #Brexit! 😱😭
Now Julian Knight cites a tweet from a sports presenter & wants sackings!! Now talking about @GaryLineker 😱
DG will not allow political statements on SM by BBC if 'face of the BBC'?!
There will be a range of enforcements!?
Please ask when BBC is going to properly cover @CommonsDCMS Reports on #FakeNews & DISINFORMATION including Cambridge Analytica & Vote Leave's AIQ!
@Channel4News exposé on #FacebookDanger2Democracy & #DeterringDemocracy again NOT reported by @BBCNews!
Apology to @carolecadwalla?
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THIS SUMMARY highlighted how "democracy is at risk" recommending urgent action:
"to protect our shared values & the integrity of our democratic institutions"
but govt ignored!
#FacebookDanger2Democracy #CambridgeAnalytica #DeterringDemocracy #DarkData
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New reporting has exposed the ways in which the Trump campaign used targeted digital ads to intentionally and methodically deter Black Americans from voting. This is twenty-first century voter suppression and must be countered. #DeterringDemocracy…
Netflix's 'The Social Dilemma' made clear the frightening power that social media and its tech overseers have on our lives. Now we see that same power wielded to suppress Black turnout. It’s old-fashioned voter suppression with shiny new tools.
The Trump team disproportionately marked Black Americans for “Deterrence” and fed them ads designed to keep them home from the polls. Some 3.5 millions Black Americans were marked as “Deterrence.” Remember that only tens of thousands of votes handed Trump the Electoral College.
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These #DeterringDemocracy revelations are huge.

And what implications for our own democracy - Cambridge Analytica back in the picture..again.

The public, here & the US, deserve maximum transparency from @Facebook, & these @Channel4News investigations must carry consequence.
Terrific reporting @krishgm, and great work @Channel4News. Hope this can hit the US now in an explosive a way as this reaches us in the UK tonight.
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WATCH: full #DeterringDemocracy investigation by the Channel 4 News Investigations Team here:
Vast in scale, the database contains details on almost 200 million Americans, among more than 5,000 files, which together amass almost 5 terabytes of data - making it one of the biggest leaks in history. #DeterringDemocracy
Trump’s 2016 election digital campaign involved a team from the now defunct British company Cambridge Analytica, working with the Republican National Committee. Two senior members of the Cambridge Analytica team are currently working on the Trump 2020 campaign.
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C4 news tonight leading with data leak from Trump's 2016 campaign database: “a major investigation reveals data leak & evidence that 3.5m Black voters were marked as ‘deterrence’ in a bid to stop them going to polls."
“In one of biggest database leaks ever” C4 reveals that 3.5 million black voters were targeted in Wisconsin by Trump campaign and other swing states. Clear racist voter suppression.
#C4News have obtained a huge cache of Trump 2016 campaign database. They had a group called “Deterrence” they knew wouldn’t vote for them and so they tried to stop from voting.
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REVEALED: Trump’s election campaign wanted to deter millions of Black Americans from voting in 2016.

The ‘Deterrence’ project can be revealed after Channel 4 News obtained the database used by Trump's digital campaign team. #DeterringDemocracy…
Millions of Americans in key battleground states were separated into eight categories, so they could be targeted with tailored ads online.
One of the categories was named ‘Deterrence’, which was later described publicly by Trump’s chief data scientist as containing people the campaign “hope don’t show up to vote”.
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I'm sorry did you just say the 2016 Republican presidential campaign sought to ACTIVELY PREVENT Black America's from voting? Because that should trigger a congressional investigation.
The intricacies and breadth of what Republicans, FB, qnd cambridge analytica and similar teams got up to in 2016 is just dizzying and breathtaking.

Algorithmic Injustice for literal real.
Hey @SpeakerPelosi? @SenSchumer? I know there's some stuff on your plate, right now, but this seems pretty important.
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The Cambridge Analytica saga breaks wide open again. The proof is finally being revealed. We always knew the truth was right there in the data. Image
You know who must have known about the RNC’s Black vote deterrent data structure as revealed by @Channel4News?

Jared Kushner. But is Brad Parscale the designated fall guy? #DeterringDemocracy Image
@RepSpeier asked the question. Parscale responded with a false statement that tonight’s @Channel4News exposé will clearly and unambiguously reveal.
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🚨🚨Tonight at 7pm:🚨🚨

EXCLUSIVE: Channel 4 News investigation reveals a huge Trump campaign data leak, exposing how 3.5 MILLION Black Americans were listed as ‘Deterrence’ - to try to stop them voting in 2016.

Now on Times Radio @krishGM talks to @JPonpolitics ahead of tonight's Channel 4 News #DeterringDemocracy investigation on huge data leak from Trump’s 2016 campaign.
TONIGHT: Channel 4 News investigation reveals Trump campaign strategy to deter millions of Black Americans from voting in 2016 election. #DeterringDemocracy…
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