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[#Thread] 1/ Ok, in today's Twitter weirdness we have some big news. I have found around 2,000 Twitter bots tweeting pro-Saudi and, erm, pro Aramco propaganda. but using the #JamalKhashoggi and the #خاشقجي hashtag. Read on for more details...
2/ The weirdness began when I started seeing these strange videos promoting Saudi companies, mostly interviews with white men called 'Carl' and 'Rick' who had worked in Saudi for years, and generally found it amazing... #JamalKhashoggi
3/ Also let's not forget Noel, who presumably had no idea his interview about his experience in Saudi would be spammed around along with the name of a murdered Saudi journalist. That's some dark shit...Of course there's more.
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Timeline of Events
2014 BO JB help uk Pres >>Corruption 1.8 billion
2014 JB & HB fly AF2 2 China & UK > Energy= Millions
2015 UK helps CF HRC server & China > Crowdstrike
NSA Snowden Leaks
June 2015 @realDonaldTrump #Trump2016
July 2016 Blame Trump> Russia hacked elections
JC runs investigation in HRC & Clears HRC & CF
VP JB brags got UK prosecutor fired
HRC email investigation happens
@realDonaldTrump wins 2016
#MSM runs #FakeNews using @nytimes story as Credit
#TrumpRussia
#DCRats try 2 sweep all crimes under Rug By Blaming Trump
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Gen Flynn > Flynn Intel Group under HRC wings
CF funds> George Soros *Mastermind*#Trafficking #SexTrafficking #Israel #LexWexner #Hollywood.
Hunter Leaks to NYT he works with Ukraine Energy
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#DisclosureOnTargeting Increasingly, in fact, moves appear to be being made by prominent activists and organizations currently to misdirect focus on 1) what the technology is, 2) who to go after or sue, 3) how to refer to or "present" targeting crimes, 4) who the "experts" are.
I am as concerned as many other leading analysts & writers among us abt. this matter currently & will write/podcast more abt it. The push to "unify," accept all self-established leaders/orgs indiscriminately is flat-out wrong in my view. Taking sides has become inevitable.
It is interesting to note that Midge Mathis @JusticeTargeted @TargetedJustice immediately blocks me on Twitter rather than respond to my repeat-posting of all my reports on Dr. Katherine Horton's Smear Campaigns, attacks on TIs, Disinfo spreading, & discrediting behavior. 2/
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Attempt number 12, to try & suggest #SethRich leaked the DNC emails to Wikileaks & was killed by a Hillary Clinton hitsquad. This is in response 2 the actual bombshell reporting last wk that Russian Intelligence promoted this conspiracy idea #Qanon is mad.
This new #fakenews from alt-right is just a statement from a goofy private investigator Edward Butowsky submitted 2 the court. He was hired by Foxnews 2 try & find evidence that #SethRich leaked DNC emails to Wikileaks. Its his warped reality not, that of the FBI #infosec
And I suppose none of this should be surprising because back in 2016, days after #SethRich was murdered multiple propaganda shops went into overdrive. This tweet said a Hillary Clinton hitsquad killed the 1st Guccifer hacker. Marcel Lazăr is both still in jail and very much alive
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New round of attacks to take attention away from real issues. 1. They blur the difference between censorship and disinformation. #Disinfo insidiously manipulates. 2. #FactsMatter An investment is not a company's valuation! Learn more before exposing your ignorance!
Censorship is a government's control to silence information it doesn't want in the public sphere. While it's been used liberally, in the constitution, only government has this power. And control like this is old world, because in age of social media, they flood with lies.
Disinformation is insidious mind control: no transparency, no accountability. Governments flood the public sphere with lies, making it impossible to distinguish fact from fiction. This was 1st series in 2016: rappler.com/nation/148007-…
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The MEGA Group includes Steven Spielberg, Epstein's boss Leslie Wexner and Charles & Edgar Bronfman. Other members Lester Crown (Chicago Bulls), Marvin Lender (bagels), Charles Schusterman, Harvey Meyerhoff, Michael Steinhardt.

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2. At first I thought Epstein was Bibi's guy, but it looks like he was Ehud Barak's guy - as was Anthony Weiner, also prosecuted in the Southern District of new York

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3. @tracybeanz does a great overview here of the legal cases Epstein has been through so far. If you haven't been following closely this will bring you up to speed.
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Ready for #DigitalSherlocks@DFRLab
Nos da la bienvenida a #digitalSherlock @GrahamBrookie del @DFRLab, un programa que promete. Les iré contando por aquí! #desinformación
What’s a Stake: Democracy: los cambios tecnológicos son muy disruptivos para la sociedad y ello es riesgoso. Llevamos una década de retroceso democrático... Hay retos, pero hay que abordar el futuro con confianza,?dice @DamonMacWilson
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Okay there's a serious flaw in the monetization calculations by Symantec. I really doubt these rogue IRA employees were making bank off of Shorte link shorteners. Most definitely did not make $1 million dollars from these #infosec #disinfo symantec.com/blogs/threat-i…
Stick with me as I walk through this. The IRA account @CathyTo47590555 first retweeted a Sh(.)st (Shorte) link on 10/27/15, this accnt had 8685 followers, twice the Symantec example. But most of the Shorte activity started in 05/2016
The example Symantec used had 4,123 followers and sent out 16,914 tweets that generated about 8362 retweets. So not particularly huge engagement and roughly every 2 tweets generated one retweet. #infosec #disinfo symantec.com/blogs/threat-i…
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A must read blog serious by @3r1nG on some of the techniques & trolling tactics that domestic social media trolls like the ones that come from the 4chan message boards used 2 run & manage multiple accounts. #infosec #disinfo #fakenews medium.com/@erin_gallaghe…
Sorry just noticed my typo. That should read “series”
Of note from @3r1nG article is the reference about creating "white noise" or general topic tweets to dilute out the political tweets. This was an area of contention around the Voty botnet that pushed politically charged content around the Al Franken sexual misconduct allegations
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The #Notredamefire shocked the world and is a devastating loss for France. Sadly no tragedy can go unscathed from #disinfo anymore. Let's take a look at some of the bigger ones. France24.com has already compiled a pretty good list here: observers.france24.com/en/20190416-de…
While not outright #disinfo, #followthewhiteRabbit Richard Spencer, a leader in the White Nationalist movement was quick to capitalize on the #Notredamefire with this tweet.
And of course #Qanon conspiracies were all over the map. Everything from muslims to immigration to a #falseflag conspiracy to distract us from the impending arrests of Hillary Clinton, a host of "impending" imaginary #pedogate arrests and of course #fisagate
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More of the Steele #Dossier appeared to be confirmed by a new report yesterday. "Russian IRA trolls pumped out malware along with pro-Trump messages" They used link shorteners that appear 2b specific 2 a Webzilla client based in Poland #FISA #SteeleDossier
While doing research on the new Mcclatchy report we saw alot of "eggplant" accounts pushing out propaganda that Steele Dossier was fake or Russian disinformation. More "eggplant" accnts (new accounts with no profile pic) on message than we've seen in a long time #disinfo #infosec
In fact there were a number of stories yesterday from conservative & alt-right websites like RedState, TruePundit, and Daily Caller pushing the theme that Steele Dossier was fake. A tweet from Sen. Rand Paul was also a popular retweet #FISA #SteeleDossier #FusionGPS
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We did an interesting analysis a few days ago where we compared the Twitter wordclouds between our #Hamilton68 subset of trolls focused on US politics to that of the group of mostly American activists called #the200". They were featured here in politico politico.com/story/2019/02/…
First the domestic subset of our Russian influencer #Hamilton68 accts. Jussie Smollett featured more prominently which makes sense as provoking racial division has been a successful core strategy since 2016. #walkaway & #creepypornlawyer were also more prominent --#disinfo #osint
Over the same period of time a wordcloud was generated 4 #the200 group of accnts. Actually now roughly 180 due 2 Twitter suspensions. With the exception of the hashtags in red like #buildthewall & #aag which is the call sign 4 one of the accnts, there was overlap with #hamilton68
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So finally got to the newest #Hamilton68 wordclouds. A few interesting things to note. First up the subset of #hamilton68 twitter troll accounts focused on US politics. This is 62k tweets from between Feb 27th through Mar 2nd. #infosec #disinfo #osint #psyops
These #Hamilton68 accounts were promoting #cpac2019, not surprisingly the controversy surrounding #IlhanOmar and a couple interesting smaller new hashtags #the200 and #themighty200 that I will discuss later in the thread. Also of note is the minimal attention to Tulsi Gabbard.
Looking at the #Hamilton68 subset of accounts focused on Russian geopolitics the conflict in Venezuela (#HandsOffVenezuela) was featured and new was the conflict between India and Pakistan. The #integrityinitiative continued to be a focus and again Tulsi was not that prominent
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A few wks ago new words in the wordclouds of our domestic subset of #Hamilton68 Russian sympathizer accnts appeared on the topic of abortion. President Trump has been bleeding support among evangelicals & campaigns #walkaway & #buildthewall have proved ineffective #infosec #osint
It makes sense the #GOP would go back 2 their time tested political issue of abortion. And in this case push the most emotionally charged fringe like late-term abortions. The #Hamilton68 subset focused on Russian geopolitics showed a steady uptick around the topic #infosec #osint
We also looked at another #Hamilton68 subset that focuses on US Politics and contains a high level foreign sourced accounts & saw the same thing. This subset showed a dramatic increase in terms like abortion and late-term abortion. Something we've not seen before #infosec #osint
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This #smollett story is a runaway train and a complete mess. Actual CPD detectives saying rumors circulating are not true. Safe to say at this point anything could be true and anything could be false. #disinfo #fakenews
When you have these as your major #Twitter nodes & 9% bot participation 4 the #Smollett story I think you can safely say its best to turn off #foxnews & #cnn, let the dust settle and come back in a few days to let "sourced" reporting bubble to the top. #infosec #disinfo #fakenews
OMG ... I mean why not double down on the crazy and say one of the 2020 presidential candidates also helped plan a hoax which may in fact itself be a hoax on #smollett. Who knows? #walkaway from unsourced news reporting #disinfo and #fakenews #infosec #psyops
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Last wk we noticed that an entire subset of our #Hamilton68 accounts had been suspended in mass. We have seen suspended accounts from time to time but not a whole set. To be clear these were bot accnts so it made sense they would all get suspended at once. #infosec #osint
We determined from our archive that they were mostly suspended around January 26th and this was the last tweet in our archive. #infosec #hamilton68 #osint
Some searching on Twitter & we found that our fellow bothunters @conspirator0 & @ZellaQuixote had already put out this excellent thread on Jan 24th outing most of the accounts in this small botnet. I apologize 4 missing it at the time #infosec #hamilton68
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I hadn't considered Hamilton 68, Investigate Russia, or Integrity Initiative upon looking into legalized govt propaganda.

I imagine we could find a few links between these organizations.

#RussiaGate
#SpyGate
#Disinfo
#Psyop
Speaking of propaganda:

Everyone's heard about Obama's deal with Netflix, right? What about his use of OFA to fund his digital active measures campaign?

It's the new R&D side of the DNC. They're privately funded & already taking over liberal media.

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Meet their team. It's deeper than you think.

highergroundlabs.com/our-team
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Pentagon spokesperson on Syria strikes: “The Russian disinformation campaign has already begun. There has been a 2,000% increase in Russian trolls in the last 24 hours."

...a few comments on this.

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Let me start by saying: Yes, the #disinfo campaign surrounding Syria is very real and very much underway. But it's troubling that a Pentagon spokesperson can't clearly articulate what that means, what it looks like, and what it entails.

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For one thing, the disinformation campaign surrounding Syria didn't just begin. It's been going on for a long time, and it has never ceased.

Here are a few examples — from October 2016.

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