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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…
#Mueller's indictment states that a Russian troll farm had the specific goal of discouraging African Americans from voting to benefit the Trump campaign. 4 #RussianTalkingPoints #HybridWar
Russian accounts Woke Blacks and Blacktivists encouraged followers to vote for 3rd party candidates, or not vote at all which benefited Trump. 5
Russian trolls have targeted people of color before, posing as American #POC and using hashtags to attract specific followers. 6 #Minority #Manipulation #fraud #SCAM #masquerade
An account called "BlackMattersUS" promoted already scheduled protests & connected with well known activists to gain legitimacy and followers. 7 #manipulation #minorityvoter
Russians also used the account Woke Blacks to urge black & Muslim voters to vote for Jill Stein, or not vote, both of which benefited the Trump campaign. 8 #VOTE #VOTERREGISTRATION #VoterSuppression…
#Mueller's indictment details a 3 year plan to influence the 2016 election, using Stein, Sanders & inflaming racial divides to fracture the liberal vote further & help Trump's campaign. 9 #RussianSpy #intereference…
The #FBI obtained emails from a Russian in St. Petersburg telling her family about a crisis at work when the FBI discovered their operations. 10
Two Russian women visited 9 US states in summer 2014, including key electoral states to gather intelligence - find weak points to exploit to divide left leaning voters and hurt Clinton's chances. 11 #divided #faction #arguing #DivideAndRule #ChaosEngineering
#racism is nothing new to #Putin, who suggested that Ukrainians, Tatars and Jews with Russian citizenship could be the culprits behind the election #meddling. 12…
Clint Watts @selectedwisdom is positive that Putin that was behind the disinformation campaign to help Trump win the presidency, as the companies behind the effort are controlled by Putin's friend & ally. 13
So we now KNOW that one of Putin's strategies was to target POC and convince them to vote 3rd party (which split the vote) or not vote, both of which benefited the #GOP. 14
This worked very well for Putin, and so far there's no proof tying this to him.
I expect to see Russians posing as #latino voters exploiting frustration about #DACA & #Immigrationreform telling followers to vote 3rd party or not vote. It's probably already happening. 15 #latin
And we all know how awful Twitter is about shutting down bots & trolls. He owns trump and the GOP is #Complicit. 16
#TheResistance has been more effective than Trump and the #GOP thought it could be. That means we're a threat, and a target for disinformation campaigns. 17
Taking back #congress would be a huge blow to Trump and the GOP, and Putin worked hard to help Trump win. He will tweet to stop us. I'm sure #disinformation is already being spread to that end. 18
So stay sharp. Read about this #hybridwar and the very real danger of Russia's disinformation campaigns. You can't protect against it if you don't know about it. Beware of attempts to divide us. They know we're #StrongerTogether .
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