Indictment: Social media firms got pl...

Indictment: Social media firms got played by Russian agents

There are 34 comments on the Ledger-Enquirer.com story from Feb 17, 2018, titled Indictment: Social media firms got played by Russian agents. In it, Ledger-Enquirer.com reports that:

In this Oct. 31, 2017, file photo, Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., speaks next to a poster depicting an online ad that attempted to suppress voters as Facebook's General Counsel Colin Stretch, Twitter's Acting General Counsel Sean Edgett, and Google's Law Enforcement and Information Security Director Richard Salgado, testify before a Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Feb. 16, 2018, election-interference indictment by U.S. special counsel Robert Mueller underscores how thoroughly U.S. social-media companies like Facebook and Twitter were played by Russian propagandists.

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spocko

Oakland, CA

#1 Feb 17, 2018
Really? The USA got played by Russian propagandists. As Putin said it himself, it's a media war!
Truth

Greenfield, IN

#2 Feb 17, 2018
After this investigation is really over, we will be left with two outcomes. Either Trump or his people cooperated with Russians, knowingly or unknowingly.

If it's knowingly, a lot more people besides Manafort and Pinedo are going to jail for a while.

If it's unknowingly, the 2020 Democratic Ad campaigns practically write themselves. Trump is too stupid to know he was actually a Russian puppet.
Truth

Greenfield, IN

#3 Feb 17, 2018
spocko wrote:
Really? The USA got played by Russian propagandists. As Putin said it himself, it's a media war!
More than just a media war. Very sophisticated and directed media buys and operations. The election was decided on less than 100k votes in 3 swing states. Wonder where the specific targeting data came from that was used to get the most bang for that million bucks a month? That's probably where Cambridge Analytica and the Mercers come in, and by logical extension, Steve Bannon and Jared Kushner.
anonymous

Los Angeles, CA

#4 Feb 17, 2018
Nobody can accept that the two political parties have simply become the enemy of the American people.

Oh, well....
Red Crosse

Wilmington, IL

#5 Feb 17, 2018
The indictments say no Americans were involved. There were no Russians on my porch election day. There were a couple Democrat precinct workers less then 100 feet away from the polling place trying to push their candidate.

“It's Time to Defeat Terrorism ”

Since: May 11

NYC

#6 Feb 17, 2018
Undoubtedly, the social media of Facebook, Instagram and others became the best tool of the Russian regime, the Iranian regime, Hamas, Hezbollah, ISIS and al Qaida among others to brainwash and recruit terrorists against America. Why would FBI refuse to act against a dangerous terrorist who vowed to be the school shooter time and again and who was known to all his friends for his threats of using guns and bombs against them? Evidently, the rules of operation of FBI changed under the Hillary-Obama pro-Iranian terrorist agenda and America hating regime. Undoubtedly, the FBI failed the American people since Obama and Hillary took control in 2009, as the rule of the book of FBI where dramatically changed to protect the Jihadist terrorists from racism as the words ‘Jihadist ‘’Mozlem Brother’’ terror ‘were removed from the training books for FBI agents. FBI gave priority to protect lawbreaking terrorists and anarchists and do not prevent their attacks but just wait until the attack is over to start investigation. The Clinton’s culture of lawlessness, recklessness, supporting the Iranian and Mozlem Brother agenda against America and killing as many Americans as possible to become hero of the Jihadist agenda is ruling the FBI from top to bottom while McCabe, Strzok, Comey spent their time going after the enemies of Hillary including President Trump, his family, his team, his supporters and conservatives for a new world order of the communist-Jihadist ideology. Hillary Clinton and Obama made the FBI their political tool of the Democratic Party for a revolution in America, creating open borders to all the terrorists of the Middle East, South America and elsewhere, sanctuary cities as place for criminals to hide from the rule of law. By Hillary and Obama new rules and new instructions, FBI did not aimed at stopping massacres all over America since 2009, allowing ISIS terrorists to kill tens of Americans before starting to ‘investigate’ while they knew about the terrorist before the massacre. It is time fire all the liberal democrat activists of Hillary Clinton and Obama from the FBI and brings patriotic Americans to the FBI to save America from further massacres.

“It's Time to Defeat Terrorism ”

Since: May 11

NYC

#7 Feb 17, 2018
anonymous wrote:
Nobody can accept that the two political parties have simply become the enemy of the American people.

Oh, well....
American people? I thought Los Angeles became area of Mexico area by now...
spocko

Oakland, CA

#8 Feb 17, 2018
anonymous wrote:
Nobody can accept that the two political parties have simply become the enemy of the American people.

Oh, well....
Bernie Sanders is hardly the enemy of the people!
Shirvell s Shrivel

Philadelphia, PA

#9 Feb 17, 2018
Truth wrote:
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More than just a media war. Very sophisticated and directed media buys and operations. The election was decided on less than 100k votes in 3 swing states. Wonder where the specific targeting data came from that was used to get the most bang for that million bucks a month? That's probably where Cambridge Analytica and the Mercers come in, and by logical extension, Steve Bannon and Jared Kushner.
If the claims about St. Petersburg's "Internet Research Agency," which has been called FAN for some time now, are accurate then it is a comic operation. You have no idea what would constitute a "very sophisticated" media buy would be, nor how the tiny amounts of money allegedly spent in this Russian effort would or could ever overwhelm the billions spent by the sophisticated RNC, DNC, PACs and dark money groups on US elections.

As for the three main swing states, we know by and large what happened in such places:

The massive election-rigging scandal [Interstate Crosscheck] the media ignored
salon.com/2017/01/10/the-massive-election-rig...
Shirvell s Shrivel

Philadelphia, PA

#10 Feb 17, 2018
spocko wrote:
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Bernie Sanders is hardly the enemy of the people!
He was pretty much tarred / lampooned as just that by the corporate media, which is telling.
spocko

Oakland, CA

#11 Feb 17, 2018
Shirvell s Shrivel wrote:
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He was pretty much tarred / lampooned as just that by the corporate media, which is telling.
Corporate media? Compared to what?
Shirvell s Shrivel

Philadelphia, PA

#12 Feb 17, 2018
spocko wrote:
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Corporate media? Compared to what?
I don't know why you're so damaged as to want to pretend that there is no alternative media in this country.

Why do you ask non question questions? Drunkenness? Retardation? Mindless trolling? Never got a basic education?
Cordwainer Trout

Hodgenville, KY

#13 Feb 17, 2018
Top level Facebook administrator has made it clear that the great majority of Russian ads on Facebook occurred AFTER the election. The Democrat narrative in the media and press won't mention that because it destroys their narrative.
Retribution

Bladensburg, MD

#14 Feb 17, 2018
Red Crosse wrote:
The indictments say no Americans were involved. There were no Russians on my porch election day. There were a couple Democrat precinct workers less then 100 feet away from the polling place trying to push their candidate.
Idiot, there were no Americans in St. Petersburg Russia at the Russian Troll Farm where the 13 indicted Russians operated from.
Retribution

Bladensburg, MD

#15 Feb 17, 2018
Cordwainer Trout wrote:
Top level Facebook administrator has made it clear that the great majority of Russian ads on Facebook occurred AFTER the election. The Democrat narrative in the media and press won't mention that because it destroys their narrative.
Fake news.
Retribution

Bladensburg, MD

#16 Feb 17, 2018
Jeff Brightone wrote:
<quoted text> American people? I thought Los Angeles became area of Mexico area by now...
The typical drunken apostate does.
Retribution

Bladensburg, MD

#17 Feb 17, 2018
Jeff Brightone wrote:
Undoubtedly, the social media of Facebook, Instagram and others became the best tool of the Russian regime, the Iranian regime, Hamas, Hezbollah, ISIS and al Qaida among others to brainwash and recruit terrorists against America. Why would FBI refuse to act against a dangerous terrorist who vowed to be the school shooter time and again and who was known to all his friends for his threats of using guns and bombs against them? Evidently, the rules of operation of FBI changed under the Hillary-Obama pro-Iranian terrorist agenda and America hating regime. Undoubtedly, the FBI failed the American people since Obama and Hillary took control in 2009, as the rule of the book of FBI where dramatically changed to protect the Jihadist terrorists from racism as the words ‘Jihadist ‘’Mozlem Brother’’ terror ‘were removed from the training books for FBI agents. FBI gave priority to protect lawbreaking terrorists and anarchists and do not prevent their attacks but just wait until the attack is over to start investigation. The Clinton’s culture of lawlessness, recklessness, supporting the Iranian and Mozlem Brother agenda against America and killing as many Americans as possible to become hero of the Jihadist agenda is ruling the FBI from top to bottom while McCabe, Strzok, Comey spent their time going after the enemies of Hillary including President Trump, his family, his team, his supporters and conservatives for a new world order of the communist-Jihadist ideology. Hillary Clinton and Obama made the FBI their political tool of the Democratic Party for a revolution in America, creating open borders to all the terrorists of the Middle East, South America and elsewhere, sanctuary cities as place for criminals to hide from the rule of law. By Hillary and Obama new rules and new instructions, FBI did not aimed at stopping massacres all over America since 2009, allowing ISIS terrorists to kill tens of Americans before starting to ‘investigate’ while they knew about the terrorist before the massacre. It is time fire all the liberal democrat activists of Hillary Clinton and Obama from the FBI and brings patriotic Americans to the FBI to save America from further massacres.
"Why would FBI refuse to act against a dangerous terrorist who vowed to be the school shooter time and again and who was known to all his friends for his threats of using guns and bombs against them"

He was a priviledged "many fine people " as designated by the Buffoon in the oval office who last year reversed the restrictions on schizophrenics buying fire arms
Cordwainer Trout

Hodgenville, KY

#18 Feb 17, 2018
Retribution wrote:
Fake news.
Facebook says Russia-linked ads that reached millions of Americans continued to 'sow division' and undermine Trump - not Hillary - even AFTER the 2016 election...
https://tinyurl.com/yaep6n36

13 minor Russian actors spending about $150,000 on ads is NOTHING compared to the disruptive and sick spamming of social media by Democrat trolls, but we're supposed to believe Russia is an enemy. Democrat support at the highest levels of their Party of the Soviets contrasted to their current mania shows their real animus is such as the current Russian disallowance of homosexual propaganda. Such is also the prime mover here on these boards. Also, it is not yet established how many of these actors are American Communist expatriates still hoping for a Soviet style Russia and America. The almost total similarity between the DNC and the Communist Party USA platforms tells you where the anti-Trump, anti-America disinformation originates.
spocko

Oakland, CA

#21 Feb 18, 2018
Shirvell s Shrivel wrote:
<quoted text>

I don't know why you're so damaged as to want to pretend that there is no alternative media in this country.

Why do you ask non question questions? Drunkenness? Retardation? Mindless trolling? Never got a basic education?
So you don't know?
Ted Haggard s Masseur

Philadelphia, PA

#23 Feb 18, 2018
spocko wrote:
<quoted text>
So you don't know?
I'm saying you and your non question are retarded.

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