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NYU School of Law's @BrennanCenter Comments to @FEC on transparency of who is spending BIG BUCKS for online political ads

🚨Google, Twitter, Facebook🚨

@SenateDems @HouseDemocrats @SenateGOP @HouseGOP @StopBigMoney @maddow @ACLU @AP…
The internet is "a ripe target for foreign adversaries seeking to meddle in elections." The widespread effort by Russian state proxies to influence American politics included covert expenditures on political ads online.

Online political spending, is likely to increase.
We MUST have transparency for all sources of spending on political ads, regardless of the medium.

🚨FEC has not updated regulations for current realities of internet use.
🚨Congress has also failed to modernize campaign finance rules.

@FEC @JudiciaryDems

👉"Voters are entitled to know who is trying to influence their votes"

Tougher campaign finance laws and requirements for total transparency in online ads are critical to protect American elections in the future.

Our lax laws and regulations handed America to RUSSIA.

Review these recommendations by @BrennanCenter. Take ACTION!
@SenKamalaHarris @RepJoeKennedy @OversightDems @SenJohnMcCain @SenAngusKing @JeffFlake @RonWyden

@politico @MotherJones
@IndivisibleTeam @TheLoyalO @TomSteyer
Viral disinformation on the internet + social media was a huge factor in the 2016 election. It was part of a Russian #ActOfWar, working together with American accomplices, to STEAL THE ELECTION + install Trump + his protectors in office.… via @HuffPostBlog
Our global disinformation war with Putin started YEARS ago. It was ongoing during the "annexation" of Crimea.

Facebook knew. Twitter knew. Google knew.

Crimea was Putin's PRACTICE RUN for the 2016 election. It is STILL HAPPENING. @stengel
Putin's model was executed by the Mercers for Trump's campaign (Bannon, Conway, Breitbart, Bossie). MOST of what Trump said during the campaign (and since) were LIES. Mercer's team spread disinformation and operated the "spin machine" for Trump.…
London firm Strategic Communications Library (SCL) has one goal, used by authoritarian regimes:

Their subsidiary, Cambridge Analytica, started in 2013 and PARTNERED WITH MERCER. Bannon = VP.
Cambridge Analytica (CA) skimmed personal data for 230 MILLION Americans from the web AND bought data from banks, credit card companies, Google, Facebook, Twitter...

Enough to build psychological profiles on MILLIONS of voters.

In June-July 2016, Trump paid $11,000,000 to CA
Trump + his "campaign team", which we might better refer to as Russian #ForeignAgents, specifically used the SCL + Cambridge Analytica PSYOPs to target voters in key precincts to deliver the Electoral College to Trump.

Mercer + minion Bannon implemented Putin's disinfo war plan.
In October, as part of it massive ongoing #TrumpRussia investigation, the House Intel Committee requested information from Cambridge Analytica, regarding its "work" for the Trump campaign.

Reportedly, documents are being provided.
Another interesting tidbit reported by @mchalfant16 in the @thehill article:

Trump's "digital director", Brad Parscale "denied having any knowledge of Russian involvement in the campaign's data operations".
Good one to stick a pin in, @RepSwalwell @RepSpeier @MarkWarner.
Julian Assange says Cambridge Analytica asked known Russian propaganda outlet Wikileaks for help the Trump campaign, by releasing Clinton's "missing emails".

I personally believe nothing Assange says, but presumably this is confirmed by other sources.…
In an extraordinary turn of events, @mikefarb1's team found an article on Medium by Jonathan Albright (@d1gi) that suggests

Here's the Medium article that triggered the #unhackthevote team's investigation of possible voter registration file targeting by Cambridge Analytica.


“Cambridge Analytica: the Geotargeting and Emotional Data Mining Scripts” by @d1gi…
Now, follow the trail of Putin's disinformation wars, Mercer's hiring of Cambridge Analytica to run PSYOPs and compile a massive database of information on MILLIONS (not to mention the Equifax hack, the Uber hack, etc), and potential VOTER REGISTRATION FILES with this:
On 30 October, @mikefarb1's #unhackthevote team broke a huge story:

More than 250 subdomains registered to Trump Org were STILL redirecting internet traffic to computers in St. Petersburg, RUSSIA.

@ReutersTech @CaltechMITVTP @TomPerez @DNC…
How exactly does the Trump Organization explain that of the >250 of its subdomains communicating with servers in Russia, one was


The Trump-Wikileaks angle definitely warrants investigation
Now, remember Parscale claimed he knew nothing about any Russian involvement in the Trump campaign data operations?
Ask him about the domains/subdomains pointed to PARSCALE's OWN CLOUD, while multiple associated subdomains WERE POINTED AT RUSSIA.…
If you're interested in other work by @mikefarb1 and his #unhackthevote team, here are a couple of samples.

Mike and team are currently working on EXPLOSIVE findings for #Pennsylvania (much more to come) is systematically performing election forensics analysis on multiple states. Data and results are posted on by @saill.

Here's an example of findings for #ScottWalker.

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