1. Since there is no Robert Mueller in Canada, tasked with investigating foreign influence campaigns in Canadian elections, I urge all Canadians to at least read chapter II. Russian “Active Measures” Social Media Campaign of the #MuellerReport. #cdnpoli
2. You have all likely witnessed the use of troll-farms & bots to amplify paid troll accounts, supporting #DougFord, #JasonKenney & #AndrewScheer. One troll account tweeting pro Ford in the lead up to #Ontario’s election claimed to be from #Toronto. But mistakenly used Toronto OH
3. Fake #Facebook accounts have been active on the pages of front groups like #YellowVestsCanada & in comment sections of the FB pages of major media outlets like the #CBC.
#cdnpoli
4.James Comey warned that Canada was likely next, & this much is apparent to anyone paying attention. globalnews.ca/news/4255411/c…
But it isn’t just #Russia. Other foreign actors engage in similar self-serving acts of weaponization of social media: #SaudiArabia #UAE #Israel.
#cdnpoli
5. While there is considerably more data available for US interference activity (vox.com/2018/10/19/179…), esp the extensive investigation by Mueller into Russian, Internet Research Agency, far less is publicly known about activity in Canadian interference campaigns.
#cdnpoli
6. Canadians should be on guard for thee. No one is immune to falling for disinformation campaigns. That is why they are effective. Witness what happened with #SNC being signal-boosted & amplified by bot & troll-farms & how #cdnmedia, fell for it.
#cdnpoli
7. According to #MuellerReport, the Internet Research Agency’s fake #Facebook accounts may have reached as many as 126 million people, leading up to the 2016 US presidential election.
These numbers would indicate #Canadian election interference could also reach alarming numbers.
8. #OntarioStrong has now revealed itself as one such front group, looking to attack the federal government. #Conservative Premiers across 🇨🇦 have vowed to use taxpayer $$ to unseat the federal #Liberals in order to install #AndrewScheer & the Cons. Sedition at taxpayers expense.
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