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1/8 #Disinformation & #Misinformation can come in many forms.

One of them is #cherrypicking, where only certain pieces of information are chosen to sell your argument.

Sometimes this presentation is done purely for sensationalism.

Take this Dan Scavino post Trump re-tweeted:
2/8 Seizing upon this shocking potential revelation, numerous news outlets are broadcasting it as if it were a lock, a definite thing, but if you look more closely at the articles themselves, it turns out to be anything but.
3/8 The numbers come from Moody's Analytics, a poll alla re swift to note has been accurate for 40 years... except in 2016.

That's a very recent & sizable blunder, & though they insist taking into account surprise turnout patterns resolves the issue, it leaves room for doubt.
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Hello again, America. #Disinformation is out of control and will eventually threaten masses of real people in real ways. The Founders probably didn't envision a global network of magic communication portals that performed billions of operations per second. statedepartmentwatch.org/2019/10/08/ale…
The dangers of allowing people to freely roam about while intentionally stoking civil war and insurrection – just to make money off of bad @Shopify products – isn't something I ever thought I'd be internet-lecturing about, but... come on, people. This is nuts.
Oh, just one more thing. This image. That is all.
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Disinformation defined: false information which is intended to mislead, especially propaganda issued by a government organization to a rival power or the media.

This tool will help you recognize fake news🔽

guides.stlcc.edu/fakenews#s-lg-

#ChaosControl #OneVoice1
TY @chrisehyman
Many people get away with blatant lies because other people are reluctant to call them out as being lies

Not naming lies gives them credibility

Individuals and the media should not be afraid to be honest and truthful

Call them what they are: lies

#ChaosControl #OneVoice1
Before you gasp at something in shock, yell “no way” or jump up and down saying “finally!” make sure what you’re reading it accurate.

Give snopes.com or politifact.com a try to verify.

Be careful of disinformation!

#ChaosControl #OneVoice1
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🔥Raskin holds up “Packet of Propaganda, Disinformation & Conspiracy Theories” IG says State Dept/Pompeo received in May from WH‼️ IG now sees its relevance to Trump/Giuliani’s disinformation campaign shifting blame for #Russia’s attack onto #Ukraine.
#UkraineGate #Whistleblower
🔥>> The “Packet of Prioaganda” is from #GIULIANI! CNN reporter @MichaelRWarren just confirmed Rudy said he sent the files to Pompeo. And Pompeo told him he’d refer the documents for investigation. Files of smears and #disinformation about Bidens and Amb Yovanovitch. #UkraineGate
BTW #UkraineGate isn’t the 1st time #Pompeo elevated conspiracy theories peddled by propagandists like Giuliani.

Nov 2017: Pompeo met w/ #Russia truther Bill Binney pushing a conspiracy theory that DNC hack was NOT Russia… on Russian RT then Fox #Maddow
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Read the article, then see my thread below
#blackpropaganda #socialmanipulation #activemeasures
A far-right activist and Brexit supporter has been jailed for inciting racial hatred at a series of marches where he branded immigrants and refugees as rapists
independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/…
Charlton shouted to jurors, “I hope your daughters don’t get raped”, after he was jailed on Friday.
A judge sentenced him to 21mos behind bars for five counts of inciting racial hatred in speeches between Nov 2016 & July 2017.

One has to wonder where Charleton got the idea...↓
Russian PSYCHOLOGICAL WARFARE:
RU has been targeting white supremacists, anti-govt groups & others for years with anti-immigrant disinformation—infiltrating forums & online communities and uniting these groups across the spectrum against non-whites & their own governments.
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#Thread
Traggo ancora spunto dalla #newsletter di @carolafrediani, che nel riportare il caso del fuorionda fake di Renzi, offre una definizione di #deepfake
Soffermiamoci su questa definizione "tecniche di AI che permettono di far dire o fare a qualcuno cose che non ha mai detto o fatto".
Ora, consideriamo l'inveterata abitudine dei giornalisti nostrani (e non solo?) di mettere tra virgolette parole mai pronunciate dall'intervistato (a volte, nemmeno l'intervista è mai avvenuta...) [qui alcuni esempi, ma l'esperienza di ciascuno è maestra goofynomics.blogspot.com/2019/04/come-a…]
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What if I told you that #BigTech and #SocialMedia platforms are manipulating you, steering you toward #Health information that they think is right, rather than letting you evaluate content for yourself?

Commentary by @MaryamHenein (Thread 👇) theepochtimes.com/google-censors…
Accredited professionals, meanwhile, who stand for #Health freedom and who criticize Big Anything, are losing posting privileges, getting banned, being buried, finding themselves deranked, and getting digitally assassinated.
Content is literally disappearing from the Internet along with our #Health choices.

It sounds conspiratorial because it is. Independent #Journalists and health experts are blowing the whistle. But it’s become a silent one.
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Understanding Social Manipulation: Definitions and Typologies

@RANDCorporation’s report is concerned with what they call:

#HostileSocialManipulation

It is both a specific notion and one that overlaps with many other concepts.
As an initial definition:
#HostileSocialManipulation is the purposeful, systematic generation & dissemination of information to produce harmful social, political, & economic outcomes in a target area by affecting beliefs, attitudes, & behavior.
This definition stresses the role of information channels as the essential mechanism of these strategies.
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1/16 It has begun. The GOP is spinning that the sole transcript Trump says he will release is more important than the #WhistleblowerComplaint as a tactic to insist everything should ride on this one supposed piece of evidence.

#ImpeachTrump #ImpeachmentParty #UkraineTranscript
2/16 All reports indicate this was a months-long conspiracy Trump and Giuliani were engaged in, subverting & bypassing officials who tried to stop them.

A single call does not BEGIN to give an accurate depiction of the events that lead up to this. washingtonpost.com/national-secur…
3/16 And Trump already has a shady history with releasing information.

Forget the obvious like his tax returns, school grades, and secret meetings with Putin.

Actually, a reminder of those secret meetings:
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🎯@MalcolmNance on Pompeo’s Meta Narrative Judo: He took the #whistleblower story, pretended it didn’t exist, then reframed it as a criminal conspiracy about Biden. Pompeo’s knee-deep in this. The State Dept reportedly facilitated or coordinated Giuliani’s #Ukraine mission.#AMJoy
Pompeo not only peddled Trump’s disinformation about Biden-Ukraine. He slipped in another false claim, connecting Biden to 2016 election interference. A kitchen-sink of propaganda tactics—obfuscation, conflation, gaslighting—on @ThisWeekABC @MarthaRaddatz
@ThisWeekABC @MarthaRaddatz See what Pompeo did there?
"If Biden intervened [in Ukraine] to protect his son in a corrupt way, we need to get to the bottom… AMERICANS CANNOT HAVE OUR ELECTIONS INTERFERED WITH…If that kind of activity was engaged in by VP Biden, we need to know."
#Disinformation #Propaganda
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💯@JeffreyToobin: Beyond legal issues, Trump/Giuliani are using #Ukraine for an election #disinformation campaign against Biden. ⚠️ If journalists feel compelled to investigate him even tho all allegations have been proven false, it’s Clinton emails all over again. #Whistleblower
FYI #Whistleblower story also reminds us that the Biden-Ukraine conspiracy theory has origins in Russian #propaganda. It may be the first clear #Kremlin-based #disinformation campaign of the 2020 election to help Trump (as I note in a THREAD from May)
🤯And like clockwork—journalists fly to Kremlin bullsh!t like flies. Whistleblower exposes collusion recidivist Trump abusing power to extort vulnerable ally Ukraine to boost his failing re-election campaign. But Ken Vogel will chase the disinformation. Clinton Emails 2.0 #Maddow
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😨Ex CIA Bob Baer suggests the “urgent credible threat” in the whistleblower complaint (that DNI won’t give Congress) ”usually” has something to do w/ someone in White House setting up an illegal backchannel to a foreign govt, or some sort of corruption, discovered by CIA or NSA.
🚨>> Whistleblower complaint involves TRUMP’S communications with a foreign leader that included a “promise” regarded so troubling it prompted an official in the US intelligence community to file a formal whistleblower complaint with the inspector general. washingtonpost.com/national-secur…
In the weeks before the “urgent & credible” whistleblower complaint about Trump’s “promise” to a foreign leader, he had interactions with:
1) Russia’s Putin that WH initiated
2) 2 “beautiful” letters from North Korea’s Kim Jong Un
3) Pakistan’s PM
4) Netherlands’ PM
5) Qatar emir
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1/ [Data #Thread] *Klaxon for all those interested in potential Twitter manipulation*. Here I compare a large sample of pro and anti-Trump Twitter accounts. Sample A includes around 137,000 pro-Trump Twitter accounts, and sample B, 65,000 anti-Trump accounts #disinformation
2/ Both Samples involved downloading Twitter accounts based on data from their Twitter bios. Pro-Trump accounts were selected if the contained terms such as #MAGA, #KAG #WWG1WGA #AmericaFirst (and similar). Anti-Trump accounts were chosen to see if they contained #Resist
3/ #DumpTrump #ImpeachTrump etc. While obviously not exhaustive, the sample is large. The first obvious potential finding is that there are clearly more overtly pro-Trump Twitter accounts in terms of biographical detail. Interesting when you consider that he lost the popular vote
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#ContainmentOps re: defamatory meme against Journalist Truthfully covering Stealth-/Bio-/Neuro-Weaponry Torture for 5yrs ongoing; a childish/inaccurate meme for those who can't answer with intellectual discourse to justified criticism over public (dis)info/actions they promote.
#ContainmentOps former Targeted Justice Legal Director Jack Christiana & NSA Whistle-blower Karen Melton Stewart left TJ for justified reasons. Human Right for people to criticise governments/msm/alt media/non-profit orgs/charities when they are wrong:
barbarahartwellvscia.blogspot.com/2019/08/an-ope…
#ContainmentOps The list of people on the #falsememe defaming Ramola D, most are on the advisory board of Targeted Justice: Katherine Horton/Richard Lighthouse have promoted violence/criminal behaviour seen in podcasts/ebooks others are promoters/defenders of this.
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Heavy-Heartedly Following The Case Of #Hammond- After 18 yrs As A #Whistleblower This Level Of Lack Of Public Empathy & Support, The Death Of Empathy & Outrage, Shouldn’t Affect & Sadden Me; But It Does!!- - - rt.com/usa/467921-ham… #
I believe the #DeepState’s biggest achievement to date, by far: The Creation Of Apathetic & Desensitized Majority. The Two Most Powerful Tools In this Speedy Transformation: 1- The Media ; 2- Weaponized Internet & Social Media.
As the Director of the Only Gov Intel & Military Whistleblowers Coalition Operated by Whistleblowers Only, With 150+ Military-Intel-Law Enforcement WBs When I Ask “Would you do it all over again today?” 90+% say “NO”. When I ask why: they say “Public Apathy” renders it “Futile”!
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NEW: @Twitter finds “coordinated and significant” #China-backed “information operation" to sow "political discord" in #HongKong amid mass pro-democracy protests. #propaganda #disinformation #informationwarfare
@Twitter Twitter and Facebook have suspended accounts believed to be tied to China's state-backed #disinformation campaign to undermine legitimacy of pro-democracy #HongKong protesters. Twitter is also barring state-controlled news media entities from advertising. cnbc.com/2019/08/19/twi…
After @BuzzFeedNews and other outlets reported that Chinese state-run media outlets were running ads about #HongKong on @Facebook and @Twitter, Thousands Of Accounts Linked To The Chinese Government Were Kicked Off Social Media buzzfeed.com/janelytvynenko… #propaganda #disinformation
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The far-right attacking the anti-fascists with a hammer, then switching the narratives claiming that the anti-fascists attacked them with a hammer. #Antifa means "anti-fascists." It is not an organization. If you are against fascists, YOU are antifa. #Portland
“Smear campaigns” against #antifa are used to create the image of internal enemy and “scapegoats.” Since Charlottesville, such campaigns against #Antifa became a compulsory exercise for #AltRight, #Kremlin #trolls and #Bots. #disinformation is an important tool in cyberwar.
In 2017, the online campaign used fake #antifa (an umbrella term for anti-fascist protestors) Twitter accounts to claim anti-fascists promoted violence against women supporting Trump or white supremacy. @bellingcat research showed the evidence of campaign orchestration on 4chan.
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Wow Putin is scared. #Russia TV did one of their propaganda “exposes” to discredit @CNN reporter @clarissaward as a spy b/c she’s investigating Kremlin secret Wagner army. She even interviewed a mercenary. Recall 3 well-known Russian journalists were killed investigating Wagner.
.@CNN reporter interviewed a Wagner mercenary—#Russia’s secret private army he says "does anything Putin says" to boost Russian influence & suppress American. Same group that seized #Crimea, operates in #Ukraine, #Syria, #Africa. Kept secret to give Kremlin plausible deniability.
.@CNN reporter found out first hand about KGB #Putin’s #Russia. Doing a story on Kremlin-tied Wagner mercenary private army, @clarissaward was followed, filmed, had a guy go thru her hotel room, and became the subject of a Russian #disinformation attack video calling her a “spy.”
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(THREAD) A homicidal mental state is not a mental illness. This is why our laws hold persons accountable who act with homicidal intent whenever a mental illness does not account for that intent. Stigmatizing mentally ill people, unjustly, isn't helpful. The problem is "#Bigotry."
A "#Bigot" is a person who has a baseless bias (or baseless biases) against a group (or groups) of humans. By itself, bigotry is not harmless. It influences the way one speaks, acts, thinks, votes, and advocates. #BigotRhetoric is pernicious, insidious, and infectious.
Repeated exposure to #BigotRhetoric can literally alter how others perceive stimuli. They will inevitably begin to experience confirmation bias that reinforces and augments growing bigotry, in their minds. In any large groups of humans, some will have homicidal mental states.
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#EnoughIsEnough.

Antifa isn't murdering people. MS-13 isn't gunning down hundreds.

The Trump regime set the stage for these #massshootings.

They have vilified their critics while ending programs that track dangerous, fringe groups.

These ARE #TrumpsTerrorists.
First Trump shut down programs to counter violent extremism.

The administration has hobbled the infrastructure designed to prevent atrocities like Pittsburgh and Christchurch. theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/…
When Fighting Domestic Terrorism, You Get What You Pay For

The Trump administration has gutted the budget for fighting far-right extremists, making it harder to stop attacks like the Pittsburgh massacre. foreignpolicy.com/2018/11/01/whe…
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The far-right spread disinfo on El Paso "siege"/"violence" planned "by Antifa" 3 days before Aug 3 shooting. A peaceful action was planned by native Americans/POC LGBT organization BorderResistance borderresistance.com (no affiliation/mention of antifa) #ElPaso #elpasoshooter
The far-right and the Kremlin carried out an orchestrated attack on antifa for several years. A good thread by @RVAwonk
@RVAwonk “Smear campaigns” are used to create the image of internal enemy and “scape goats.” Since Charlottesville, such campaigns against #Antifa became a compulsory exercise for #AltRight, #Kremlin #trolls and #Bots. #disinformation is an important tool in cyberwar.
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👏@Twitter suspends Russian Embassy in #Syria account after its latest #disinformation calling Syrian rescue workers “terrorists.” That’s how #Russia rolls: Bomb the crap out of civilians & call the rescuers terrorists. MORE Russian embassy accounts—please!themoscowtimes.com/2019/07/31/twi…
Peak #Russia: Russia is currently jailing scores of citizens after beating the crap out of them—for exercising their freedom of speech & assembly in protests—but demands “FreedomOfSpeech” for disinformation platforms, so they can cause more misery in the world. GOOD JOB, @Twitter
Re-upping my piece about why the Kremlin loves to smack the West for not living up to Western values. It’s a propaganda tactic to keep us focused on criticizing ourselves—NOT #Russia—so Putin can continue spreading misery & corruption at home & abroad. stopfake.org/en/russophobia…
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The #MuellerReport reveals #Russia's sweeping subversion of US politics. It's only a piece of Putin's larger war. Here's a new guide to Russian #ActiveMeasures in #Ukraine—testing ground for Kremlin #disinformation warfare in US & Europe. #SurkovLeaks rusi.org/sites/default/…
"Russia’s activity in Ukraine is a reinvention of 'active measures,' a form of political warfare pioneered by the SovietUnion. The strategy [uses] ‘reflexive control’, a…Soviet technique to manipulate an opponent into making decisions leading to their own defeat"
=US UNDER TRUMP
Remember how ppl wondered how Russians knew about swing states?
"the Kremlin conducted painstaking research into the intricacies of Ukrainian daily life to understand the Ukrainian world view and identify vulnerabilities that could be exploited. Then, using media, front groups…
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