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Here’s How Russian Trolls Turned Social Media Into a Weapon While Tech Giants Played Dumb


The two reports cited in Gizmodo are fairly objective and unbiased, in that the conclusions were that Russian trolls used existing societal fault lines in all groups from many different perspectives along all party lines.  Platforms used: Twitter Facebook Instagram YouTube Tumblr Reddit Vine Gab Meetup VKontakte LiveJournal Games Browser extensions Music apps were weaponized. … Continue reading Here’s How Russian Trolls Turned Social Media Into a Weapon While Tech Giants Played Dumb

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Russian troll sites infiltrated Donald Trump subreddit as recently as this month


By Russell Brandom@russellbrandom  Sep 24, 2018, 1:52pm EDT Reddit users have uncovered an elaborate campaign to seed Reddit’s most popular pro-Trump community with content linked to Russian influence operations, as detailed in a post on Friday night. Archives show a sustained effort to plant and upvotes links to a site called Geotus.Army, playing off a slang term for… Continue reading Russian troll sites infiltrated Donald Trump subreddit as recently as this month

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Sarah Jeong’s The Internet of Garbage” now free to download


https://www.theverge.com/2018/8/28/17777330/internet-of-garbage-book-sarah-jeong-online-harassment Today, The Verge is publishing an interim edition of Sarah Jeong’s The Internet of Garbage, a book she first published in 2015 but has since gone out of print. It is a thorough and important look at the intractable problem of online harassment. After a year on The Verge’s staff as a senior writer,… Continue reading Sarah Jeong’s The Internet of Garbage” now free to download

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Facebook Is Being Used By Russian Trolls, Again


I’ve been seeing a lot of very incendiary posts on Facebook.  These posts are being reposted by friends of mine, both conservative, liberal, and foreign. Today a friend reposted something from Rita Lloyd, which was highly incendiary. I got to looking at the profile and it fits all the parameters of a troll account. No… Continue reading Facebook Is Being Used By Russian Trolls, Again

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InfowarCon 2018: CALL FOR PAPERS


Guys and Gals of the information warfare community, information operations world, strategic communications, public diplomacy, cybersecurity, cyberwarfare, electronic warfare, etc – InfowarCon is THE event that you should attend.   I’ve been to quite a few of these through the years. Founded by Winn Schwartau back when the concept of information warfare was just gaining traction… Continue reading InfowarCon 2018: CALL FOR PAPERS

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Is The DNC Hiring Russian Trolls?


I noticed a uniquely new pattern tonight on Facebook, a friend confirmed it just now. We are seeing a slew of Russian trolls attacking Trump, all with pro-Hillary statements and graphics all over their profiles. This is quite a change from just one month ago when we saw all kinds of support for Trump. The difference… Continue reading Is The DNC Hiring Russian Trolls?