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🚨>> U.S. CANCELS Award to Star Journalist Fighting Russian Disinformation…Because She Criticized Trump – @ForeignPolicy @JessikkaAro foreignpolicy.com/2019/03/07/u-s…
@ForeignPolicy @JessikkaAro #FF @JessikkaAro. Her important work on #Russia #Propaganda #Extremism #InformationWarfare made her a target for brutal Kremlin trolls' disinformation campaign. She won "Women of Courage" Award—which State Dept rescinded bc she criticized Trump on twitter‼️indiegogo.com/projects/vladi…
@ForeignPolicy @JessikkaAro Every day Trump is POTUS is a day our most fundamental freedoms erode. 'POTUS Trump' is an oxymoron b/c autocrats are incompatible w/ democracy! In myriad ways—from overt sycophancy to chill of self-censorship—Americans bend to authoritarianism. Latest entry in US #HallofShame ⬇️
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I can't sleep and my head is pounding. Words keep pouring out even though I'm not a writer. I've learned so much in 24 hours.

Did you know "Keto Crotch" is DIRECTLY related to this? cjr.org/the_media_toda…
While I diagram this for you, please do some homework. Learn about "Native Advertising". It's Advertising that's kinda like NEWS. And it's "Native" to the platform so it's hard to tell sometimes. Can you think of another name for it? contently.com/2015/09/08/art…
Have you ever heard of a "Mnemonic Device"? It's a technique to help you remember things a make associations using words and images. Check out this primer: literaryterms.net/mnemonic/
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Her comment comment, in turn, led to a twelve-hour lockout.

To provide additional context on Caitlin’s suspension, we return to the infamous @Shareblue and events earlier this month, when @DisobedientNews and others who have reported on the fallacies surrounding #Guccifer2.0 became the subjects of a disingenuous smear piece.
That attack was rapidly amplified by none other than Caroline Orr, a writer and Editor of Shareblue, who spread the hit piece to her hundreds of thousands of Twitter followers, many of whom appear to be part of a massive botnet.

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👇🧠⚡Thread on new #InformationWarfare #narratives: Many are wondering about the latest development: #Helsinkisummit, #Putin’s visit, #Trump’s open support of #Russia, etc. Is he insane? No. Russian psychological war manuals are hard to find. The sum up of the latest strategy:
A new strategy: Brainwashing Trump’s base and the rest of the society into whitewashing and normalizing Putin’s Russia. The new narrative is “Yes, Trump works with Putin. It is perfectly normal. Russia is a friend. Putin is good. Thank you, Russia, for helping Trump.”
This is how it is achieved—in the broad daylight. (The silence of the press does not help.)
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Allez, c'est cadeau, un dernier thread pour la route sur l'#informationwarfare à base de multiples comptes et de théories conspi très débiles.

Vous avez certainement vu passer ce montage très con sur l'affaire #Benalla?

Intéressons-nous à son auteur.
Notre ami #VanGogh n'aime pas #Macron, a l'air d'avoir un faible pour les théories conspirationnistes et l'#UPR. Jusqu'à là, rien de bien anormal vous me direz.
Bon, il a quand même un compte qui se termine à 8 chiffres, qui est la marque des fermes à trolls, notamment #russes. On va aller jeter un coup d'oeil à ses followers.
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Let's look at this from another angle. I've noted before that people who buy into the personas of these fake accounts tend to get attached. Is there a way to quantify and visualize these relationships? #InformationWarfare #Catfishing
Among the accounts with still-visible replies to the top 10 banned IRA accounts, there are 22156 with at least 10 replies over a span of at least 90 days. Most continued their interactions with their nonexistent "friends" right up until the trollfarm accounts were banned.
Adding some numbers to this thread based on this technique: the idea is to estimate the number of retweets the trollfarm accounts generated for the accounts they boosted based on the average number of RTs the trollfarm accounts' own tweets received.
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I've talked before about Russian #disinformation, and how the goal is to exploit existing divisive issues to weaken the enemy. 1 #InformationWarfare #WednesdayWisdom #CambridgeAnalytica #Russie #Putin #deza
Bernie v. Hillary, Benghazi & the "email scandal" were perfect targets. There was already tension & division on those topics, so they were easy to exploit. 2
Russia also targeted #peopleofcolor (specifically black voters) to sow distrust of Hillary & the political process, which helped Trump's campaign. 3
vox.com/2018/2/16/1702…
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Back in Brussels 🇪🇺 after 3 weeks in DC & NYC 🇺🇸

High on my 'To do' list:

Catching up on avalanche of news on #CambridgeAnalyticaFiles.
Starting here:

‘I made Steve Bannon’s psychological warfare tool.’

Meet @chrisinsilico, the data war whistleblower.

#CambridgeAnalyticaFiles #CambridgeAnalytica
#InformationWarfare #BigTech #BigData

theguardian.com/news/2018/mar/…
Read & follow @carolecadwalla for outstanding reporting on the big, dark tangled web of Brexit, Trump, Russia -- and how Facebook, Cambridge Analytica, WikiLeaks, Bannon, the Mercers, are involved.

#CambridgeAnalyticaFiles #BigTech #BigData

theguardian.com/news/series/ca…
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The #UraniumOne hashtag (related to the bogus Clinton/Mueller/uranium) story has generated 328870 tweets in the last ten days.
High volume makes me suspect bot activity. I looked for repeated tweets, and found quite a few. 127 accounts tweeted this, for example.
Next I looked at the top 40 accounts (measured by number of RTs) driving the #UraniumOne traffic. @RealJamesWoods is the biggest source.
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