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#Russian🇷🇺trolls are using Trump’s own LIES—including about #MailInBallots—to spread disinformation and interfere in the election.

US Cyber Command‘s mission in the next 6 weeks involves taking down #Russian🇷🇺posts *quoting their own boss, Trump*.💥
nytimes.com/2020/09/22/us/…
FBI & @DHSgov warn that foreigners may exploit the time to count #MailInBallots & hackers may amplify “disinformation...reports of voter suppression, cyberattacks targeting election infrastructure, voter or ballot fraud...to convince the public of the elections’ illegitimacy.”
Unlike in 2016,when the Russians had to make false news stories or manipulated truths to power their narratives, multiple US officials with access to the intelligence say “Trump has been doing the job of the #Russian🇷🇺propagandists for them.”🤬

#TrumpRussia #PutinsPuppet
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🚨@CIA with input from @NSAGov & @FBI: Putin and his top aides are “probably directing” a #Russian🇷🇺foreign influence op to interfere in the 2020 election against Joe Biden, which involves a Kremlin-connected Ukrainian lawmaker connected to Rudy Giuliani.
washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/…
The Office of the Director of National Intelligence and @USTreasury have identified the Ukrainian Derkach as a #Russian🇷🇺agent, but it has not been publicly reported that the CIA, NSA and FBI believed Putin may be **personally directing** the op.
US Treasury sanctioned Derkach, alleging he “has been an active #Russian🇷🇺agent for over a decade, maintaining close connections with the #Russian Intelligence Services.”
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🚨ALERT: @HHSGov @SecAzar made a *power grab* of FDA and now can overrule FDA scientists to grant emergency-use authorization (EUA) of a #coronavirus #vaccine with only minimal data showing it “may be effective.”

NO.

A #vaccine must be PROVEN SAFE + EFFECTIVE before broad use.
Link to report of Azar’s power grab.🤬

nytimes.com/2020/09/19/hea…
⚠️As @EricTopol warns—HHS’ new emergency-use authorization (EUA) criteria are *so minimal* that early data from previously published Phase 1/2 studies already demonstrate that several vaccines “may be effective.”

This is a similarly low bar as for the #Russian🇷🇺#vaccine!
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Laws meant to stop financial crimes instead allow it to flourish. If a bank files a notice that it may be facilitating criminal activity, it's all but immunized from prosecution, effectively allowing them to keep moving the money and collecting the fees.🤬
buzzfeednews.com/article/jasonl…
Some banks treat suspicious-activity reports (SARs) as a get-out-of-jail-free card, filing SARs about transactions without halting them. Banks have filed numerous reports on the SAME clients, detailing their suspected crimes over YEARS while continuing to profit off them.
By December 2013, JPMorgan Chase had filed at least 8 SARs on accounts & companies controlled by Paul Manafort, flagging >$10 million, according to a #FinCEN research report. Paulie Walnuts was convicted of bank and tax fraud in 2018.🙄
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Happening now: @HomelandDems @HomelandGOP hearing on worldwide threats to the homeland

Chair @BennieGThompson slams @DHSgov acting director @DHS_Wolf for not showing up, accusing him of reneging on a commitment while having time "for no fewer than 4 appearances on Fox News"
.@HomelandDems Chair @BennieGThompson says @DHS_Wolf is ignoring a subpoena by not showing up
"We continue to face grave threats to the homeland, including the rise of domestic terrorism, ongoing foreign interference in the 2020 elections & a #coronavirus pandemic" per @BennieGThompson "As the person running the Dept of Homeland Security, Mr. Wolf should be here"
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Calls to overhaul the legacy bureaucratic systems of the U.S. with cutting-edge AI-driven mass tracking and #surveillance technologies are intensifying at the top echelons of the #NationalSecurity state with all eyes on the #2020election.
by @hijodelcuervo
mintpressnews.com/michael-cherto…
#US #Cyber Command and the #Pentagon are availing themselves of the #Russian meddling narratives and added a few others to justify the creation of a #cyberwar army with international and domestic capabilities via the #NationalGuard.
by @hijodelcuervo
mintpressnews.com/us-cyber-comma…
From #DHS to the #military, the pressure is mounting on all sides to revamp federal #LawEnforcement hierarchies, shift information pipelines, and reimage the nature of warfare.
by @hijodelcuervo
mintpressnews.com/as-defense-bil…
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Thread alert 🚨: (1/5)We asked our Postdoctoral Fellow @RiccardiSwartz to tell us a bit more about her research.
(2/5) “My work interrogates the political ideologies of rural American converts to Russian Orthodoxy, contextualizing them within the global drama of both the new “cultural wars” and the New Cold War.”
(3/5) “Converts I have worked with see the Russian Orthodox Church, and by extension #Putin and the #Kremlin, as moral arbiters of #truth and authentic Christianity.”
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If proposed #MagnitskyAct passes German #Bundestag, it will trigger a sea change in #Germany-#Russia relations. It essentially forces Germany to levy #sanctions on Russia for #HumanRights violations. Drys up lots of oligarch finance. #Navalny #NATO #DeutscheBank #TrumpPutin
Russia has been bankrolling a chunk of the #NeoFascist political fringe in #EasternEurope as a way to destabilize #NATO and the #EU. Will a #German #MagnitskyAct clean up some of the money laundering that allows it to occur? Dunno.
To think that a few determined people, upset about the murder of #Russian lawyer #Magnitsky for his work uncovering corruption, were able to create the #MagnitskyAct, which is now changing the world! Does that sound like a famous quote you remember?
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#Germany's government says tests performed on samples taken from Russian opposition leader Alexei #Navalny showed the presence of the Soviet-era nerve agent #Novichok #Russian

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#UPDATE: #Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel says #Navalny case is attempted murder with nerve agent, expects #Russia will explain its position and she will consult with @NATO partners on reaction

arab.news/mag5x
#UPDATE: #UK says "deeply concerned" that Putin critic #Navalny was poisoned by #Novichok

arab.news/mag5x
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US Cyber Command and the #Pentagon are availing themselves of the #Russian #election meddling narratives, focusing on the “threat” posed by #SocialMedia #memes and #hashtags to the American electoral process.
by @hijodelcuervo
bit.ly/3gweqmR #Wednesday #surveillance
“The fact that we are handing over the keys of American #democracy to the military-industrial complex — it’s like giving the keys to the henhouse to a fox and saying, ‘here come in and take whatever you want.’ It’s obviously dangerous.”
by @_whitneywebb
mintpressnews.com/microsoft-elec…
"The U.S. Military-Industrial complex is sprinting on a chariot to shore up the encryption space before the next era of computation upends the entire digital edifice built on semiconductors and transistors."
by Raul Diego @hijodelcuervo
mintpressnews.com/darpa-launches… #Tech #surveillance
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Both #China & #Russia approved #COVID19 #coronavirus #vaccines for use outside of clinical trials before #phaseIII was completed. This is quite an unusual move; many think the #US will follow suit. So, what do we know about how this #prematureapproval process went so far? 1/n
Let’s start with the #Russian #vaccine #SputnikV/Gam-COVID-Vac by the Gamaleya Research Inst. Two clinical trials have been registered: both phase I/II trials clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT04… & clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT04… (same design, one is for a lyophilized (freeze-dried) version). 2/n
What is the main take home message based on these trial registration records? At the time of approval for use outside of clinical trials, the #Russian #Vaccine #SputnikV or “Gam-COVID-Vac” had been tested in ONLY 76 PEOPLE. 3/n
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Protest for #Navalny in #Siberia. Attempted poisoning of #Navalny augments anger over the jailing of a popular local governor on trumped up charges. Will the Siberia Navalny protests spread to #Moscow, or is fear of death already the object lesson? #KGB #Putin #NATO #Belarus
1) Coverage of the protests by #Belarus's largest TV station. As U can see, #Lukashenko has lost control of at least part of the media & no one seems to be stopping them. Earlier in the week it was reported that some #Belarus military units were also in the protest. #Putin #NATO
2) Meanwhile, #Lukashenko announced that #NATO is marshalling forces for an attack & has ordered most of his forces to his western border. This conveniently gets his troops out of harm's way if #Putin invades from east to stop #Lukashenko's collapse. NATO denies intent to invade.
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1. I just finished reading the chapter on #WikiLeaks (59 pages) contained in the #SenateIntelligenceCommittee's Report on "Russian Active Measures Campaigns and Interference in the 2016 US Election" intelligence.senate.gov/sites/default/…
2. the description of #WikiLeaks' publishing activities by this #SenateIntelligenceCommittee's Report appears a true #EdgarHoover's disinformation campaign to make a legitimate media org completely radioactive
3. Clearly, to describe #WikiLeaks and its publishing activities the #SenateIntelligenceCommittee's Report completely rely on #US intelligence community+ #MikePompeo's characterisation of #WikiLeaks. There is not even any pretense of an independent approach
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JUST IN: Senate Intelligence Committee releases 5th & final report on #Russia #Election2016 meddling - on Russia’s attempts to gain influence in the American political system
intelligence.senate.gov/sites/default/…
The 5 bipartisan reports from the Senate Intelligence Committee based on “more than three years of investigative activity, more than 200 witness interviews, and more than a million pages of reviewed documents” per statement “All five volumes total more than 1300 pages”
Statement from Senate Intelligence Committee acting Chair @marcorubio:

“We can say, without any hesitation, that the Committee found absolutely no evidence that then-candidate Donald Trump or his campaign colluded with the #Russia|n government to meddle in the 2016 election...”
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#Lukashenko returned arrested Russian mercenaries, most of whom were also #Ukrainian citizens & fought in civil
war in #Donbas, to #Russia. This is consistent with my previous analysis that they were used as #Belarus election ploy. Question is by who. ria.ru/20200814/15758…
National Anti-Corruption Bureau of #Ukraine agent states that #Russian mercenaries, who fought in #Donbas war, were lured to #Belarus by Security Service of Ukraine using fake offers by fake persons of work in Venezuela & tickets to fly there via Turkey.
obozrevatel.com/crime/veteran-…
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#Belarus Election Day (and beyond) THREAD: this is a clash between changing society (its symbol has become Tsoi song "peremen" from the time of USSR collapse) and the ruling elite trying to save the state (not merely #Lukashenka staying in power as it appears) 1/
The politization of #Belarus urban middle class gave a birth to a new opposition - with new candidates, drawing new demographics of voters, demonstrating creativity and seeming spontaneity, as well as yielding greater resources - not the traditional opposition parties. /2
The elections will certainly be (even more than usual - see below) rigged, but the regime does still maintain solid support (based on undisclosed polls at around 35%). It can convince 20% unconvinced voters 3/
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Thread of the Russian Author Anton Chekhov's Life Story Begins!

1⃣ #AntonChekhov was born in Taganrog in South Russia on the Azov Sea on January 17, 1860. He was the third of six children of Pavel Egorovich Chekhov, a grocery store owner. Chekhov's grandfather was a serf ++ Anton Chekhov
2⃣ who bought his family's freedom in 1841. The young #Chekhov and his brothers and sisters worked in the family store and studied in the local school. Their extremely religious father often beat them. ++ Anton Chekhov
3⃣ In 1876 his father's business failed, and the family moved to Moscow, #Russia, for a fresh start. #Chekhov, then sixteen, was left behind to finish his schooling. ++ Anton Chekhov
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1-I've now learned from the #Beirut explosion how one can reach distorted conclusions by only absorbing disinformation on this site. The 24 hours that followed after this atrocious event, I have seen people accuse #Israel and #Hezbollah, #IRGC and the #Lebanese govt... (con't)
2-... and while they have all contributed their own share to the pre-explosion state #Lebanon was in, I find it astounding that only a fraction of analysts have looked into *where* and *how* a #Russian ship's cargo of dangerous ammonium nitrate was stranded in Beirut's port.
3-Undoubtedly #Beirut municipality has a lot to answer for-e.g. why was this massive shipment of fertiliser stored in the port w/o safety precautions for 6 years. But I also want to know how Russian-owned vessel got away with deserting 2,750mt of nitrate at sea w no consequences.
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Thread: 😡Medvedchuk’s pro-Russian channel 112 has televised Kirill – Patriarch of #Russian Orthodox Church (ROC) and a known propagandist of #Kremlin narratives – and his speech commemorating the Day of Christening of Kyivan Rus.
😈We have recently written about ROC and #Kremlin expropriating the topic of Kyivan Rus in general, despite having no historical or territorial claim to it: bit.ly/2BGCTYj
🔎Here you can read a report from our colleagues @ICDS_Tallinn about ROC, which sheds light on the political role of this church in authoritarian #Russia: bit.ly/2P488zl
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TW: violence, rape, murder
A thread about women in Russia
1️⃣For those who didn’t know: in Russia, domestic violence is extremely common and the worst thing is that
domestic violence in Russia is completely decriminalized
#feminist #russian #help #феминизм
2️⃣This mean that even children can be in danger despite the fact that the Russian Constitution declares them to be the main value
3️⃣Violence against women is carried out not only by men, but also by the state. There are frequent cases of criminal proceedings against women who used pepper spray or other permitted means of self-defense to people who threatened their life and health verbally and physically
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The world must wake up to and resist the 'New Cold War' because US actions against #China endanger all of HUMANITY!!!! rt.com/op-ed/496039-c…
The US’ aggressive acts against #China and its attempts to launch a new Cold War aren’t just an issue of Washington-Beijing bilateral relations, they threaten all of humanity. It is important to get out this truth to the world.
Having spent several years fabricating a supposed ‘#Russian threat’ Western media are today full of an increasing amount of ‘fake news’– lies, to be more precise – regarding #China.
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A new thread focusing on far-right subcultures and their ostentatious imagery among foreign armed actors involved in #Muslim-majority areas. One of the most notable examples is the so-called #Crusader subculture noted among U.S. Marines deployed in #Iraq and #Afghanistan.
A worrisome trend popular among a growing amount of U.S. armed troops is the intentional and ostentatious wear of anti-Muslim iconography and symbols with references to the Crusades and the Knights Templar. This has been noted by Foreign Policy (excerpt below) and others.
The "Pork Eating Crusader" patch mentioned above is one of the more popular patches used, referring to the prohibition of consuming pork in #Islam. The patch features both English as #Arabic, so there will be no confusion among the intended audience.
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