Thursday, December 1, 2016

Chris Strohm — Russia Weaponized Social Media in U.S. Election, FireEye Says

Bloomberg is in — naturally.
Kevin Mandia, chief executive officer, of Milpitas, California-based FireEye, and DeWalt said in the interview this week that they haven’t seen any evidence that U.S. vote tabulation systems were hacked. And U.S. officials have said they saw only “minor” cyber incidents on Election Day.
“We did not see anything that I would characterize as significant,” Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said at a Bloomberg Government event Nov. 14 in Washington. “There were minor incidents here and there of the type that you would normally expect, but nothing significant.”
That hasn’t quelled concerns. 
No evidence. Lots of "concerns."
“The recent disclosures of alleged hacked e-mails on sites like and WikiLeaks and by the Guccifer 2.0 online persona are consistent with the methods and motivations of Russian-directed efforts," according to the statement. “The Russians have used similar tactics and techniques across Europe and Eurasia, for example, to influence public opinion there. We believe, based on the scope and sensitivity of these efforts, that only Russia’s senior-most officials could have authorized these activities.”
No evidence.

The Establishment can't deal with the fact that Donald Trump just whooped their ass. What a sorry lot.
During the campaign, Trump was deferential to Russia and its president, Vladimir Putin, and repeatedly questioned the conclusion of the U.S. intelligence community that Russia was meddling in American elections.
Russia Weaponized Social Media in U.S. Election, FireEye Says
Chris Strohm

1 comment:

Noah Way said...

The CIA weaponized US media against US citizens starting (as far as we know) in the 1950's with operation Mockingbird.