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    22 Aug '18 11:41
    Interesting NYT's video briefly explaining on line trolling, primarily by Russia, designed to cause political polarization, dissent and distrust of government and individuals in the United States. Apparently Russia is also doing this in European countries.
    https://www.nytimes.com/video/us/elections/100000006035155/trolls-facebook-elections.html?emc=edit_th_180822&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=368618200822
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    22 Aug '18 11:53
    Originally posted by @phranny
    Interesting NYT's video briefly explaining on line trolling, primarily by Russia, designed to cause political polarization, dissent and distrust of government and individuals in the United States. Apparently Russia is also doing this in European countries.
    https://www.nytimes.com/video/us/elections/100000006035155/trolls-facebook-elections.html?emc=edit_th_180822&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=368618200822
    Apparently Russia is also doing this in European countries.



    I have no doubt this is true, the major difference is the heads of those European countries will acknowledge this and are no doubt taking steps to combat it. Americas beloved President will not. 😞
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    22 Aug '18 12:23
    Originally posted by @phranny
    Interesting NYT's video briefly explaining on line trolling, primarily by Russia, designed to cause political polarization, dissent and distrust of government and individuals in the United States. Apparently Russia is also doing this in European countries.
    https://www.nytimes.com/video/us/elections/100000006035155/trolls-facebook-elections.html?emc=edit_th_180822&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=368618200822
    I imagine it's a lot like giving a platform to Dutchess.
  4. Standard membershavixmir
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    22 Aug '18 17:23
    Originally posted by @quackquack
    I imagine it's a lot like giving a platform to Dutchess.
    Retard.
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    22 Aug '18 19:19
    Originally posted by @phranny
    Interesting NYT's video briefly explaining on line trolling, primarily by Russia, designed to cause political polarization, dissent and distrust of government and individuals in the United States. Apparently Russia is also doing this in European countries.
    https://www.nytimes.com/video/us/elections/100000006035155/trolls-facebook-elections.html?emc=edit_th_180822&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=368618200822
    Headline "A country tries to influence the election of another country"

    Have you yanks forgotten that 99% of the time this headline happens, IT's THE US THAT IS DOING THE POLITICAL INTERFERENCE"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Interfering in the politics of another country has been basic US foreign policy for decades....so please, stop with the, "I"m shocked, SHOCKED to find this going on"

    Hypocrites!
  6. Standard memberuzless
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    22 Aug '18 19:24
    Just read, for the love of Jebus...

    "We’ve been doing this kind of thing since the C.I.A. was created in 1947,” said Mr. Johnson, now at the University of Georgia. “We’ve used posters, pamphlets, mailers, banners — you name it. We’ve planted false information in foreign newspapers. We’ve used what the British call ‘King George’s cavalry’: suitcases of cash.”

    The United States’ departure from democratic ideals sometimes went much further. The C.I.A. helped overthrow elected leaders in Iran and Guatemala in the 1950s and backed violent coups in several other countries in the 1960s. It plotted assassinations and supported brutal anti-Communist governments in Latin America, Africa and Asia.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/17/sunday-review/russia-isnt-the-only-one-meddling-in-elections-we-do-it-too.html
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    22 Aug '18 19:311 edit
    Originally posted by @mchill
    Apparently Russia is also doing this in European countries.



    I have no doubt this is true, the major difference is the heads of those European countries will acknowledge this and are no doubt taking steps to combat it. Americas beloved President will not. 😞
    The Russians have had some success in Europe as well. Not unexpectedly, their greatest success has been in a system about equally dysfunctional as the American one, with the Kremlin installing their puppet Salvini in Italy, a vile racist who endorsed Donald Trump in 2016 (thankfully, Salvini has much less power in Italy than Trump does in the U.S.).
  8. Zugzwang
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    22 Aug '18 19:391 edit
    Originally posted by @kazetnagorra to Mchill
    The Russians have had some success in Europe as well. Not unexpectedly, their greatest success has been in a system about equally dysfunctional as the American one, with the Kremlin installing their puppet Salvini in Italy, a vile racist who endorsed Donald Trump in 2016 (thankfully, Salvini has much less power in Italy than Trump does in the U.S.).
    "Salvini has much less power in Italy than Trump does in the U.S."
    --KazetNagorra

    Salvini is only the Deputy Prime Minister, not the Prime Minister or President of Italy.
    KazetNagorra's analogy seems misleading.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matteo_Salvini'
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    22 Aug '18 19:47
    Originally posted by @duchess64
    "Salvini has much less power in Italy than Trump does in the U.S."
    --KazetNagorra

    Salvini is only the Deputy Prime Minister, not the Prime Minister or President of Italy.
    KazetNagorra's analogy seems misleading.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matteo_Salvini'
    I know that. I said "installing," not "installing as Prime Minister."

    With M5S inexperienced and ideologically incoherent, one could argue that Salvini is currently the most powerful politician in Italy.
  10. Zugzwang
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    22 Aug '18 20:46
    Originally posted by @kazetnagorra
    I know that. I said "installing," not "installing as Prime Minister."

    With M5S inexperienced and ideologically incoherent, one could argue that Salvini is currently the most powerful politician in Italy.
    "I know that."
    --KazetNagorra

    But I expect that most readers (at least the Americans here) did NOT know that Salvini's
    only the Deputy Prime Minister of Italy, particularly when KazetNagorra brought up
    President Trump in an apparently misleading comparison.
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    23 Aug '18 23:29
    Originally posted by @phranny
    Interesting NYT's video briefly explaining on line trolling, primarily by Russia, designed to cause political polarization, dissent and distrust of government and individuals in the United States. Apparently Russia is also doing this in European countries.
    https://www.nytimes.com/video/us/elections/100000006035155/trolls-facebook-elections.html?emc=edit_th_180822&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=368618200822
    Obama qualifies as a troll then.
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