Thursday, February 22, 2018

Alex Christoforou — Julian Assange explains how “troll farm” in St. Petersburg was nothing more than social media spam business (Video)

Commercial operation.

The Duran
Julian Assange explains how “troll farm” in St. Petersburg was nothing more than social media spam business (Video)
Alex Christoforou


Democrats want taxpayers to give them $300M to fight $100K in “Russian troll” Facebook ads
Also at The Duran
Lucy Komisar, who is perhaps the greatest living investigative journalist, has discovered — and has documented in detail — that the source of the Russiagate charge against Russia, the source of the charge that Donald Trump’s Presidential campaign had connived with Russians in order to be able to win the U.S. Presidency, can be found in explaining the why’s and wherefore’s of the key event, when Donald Trump Jr., Paul Manafort, and Jared Kushner, met with Russian lawyer Nataliya Veselnitskaya, in Trump Jr.’s Trump Tower office, on 9 June 2016.
Komisar figured it out: Veselnitskaya, thinking that Trump might become America’s President, lured (through George Papadopoulos, the Trump-campaign volunteer whom Komisar unfortunately doesn’t mention, but he was the contact between Veselnitskaya and the Trump team) Trump’s team, into that meeting, by promising (as communicated to them via Papadopoulos) to inform them of dirt against Hillary Clinton. But that wasn’t Veselnitskaya’s real purpose, Komisar has found....

Anatoly Karlin

The effort of the American ruling class to offset its economic decline using military force is leading mankind to the brink of another world war...
At the same time, it serves as a ready-made pretext for censorship and domestic repression that goes far beyond the extraordinary measures adopted under the framework of the “war on terror.” Russia, the American people are supposed to believe, uses domestic social opposition to weaken the United States, rendering political dissent effectively treasonous.
Already, this campaign has led the major US technology firms to implement far-reaching measures to censor political speech on the Internet. Google is manipulating its search results and Facebook is manipulating its news feeds, while seeking to turn the social media platform it has developed into an instrument of corporate-state surveillance.…
WSWS (Trotskyite)
The Russian meddling fraud: Weapons of mass destruction revisited
Andre Damon and Joseph Kishore


Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Russiagate
Thomas L. Knapp | director and senior news analyst at the William Lloyd Garrison Center for Libertarian Advocacy Journalism


Zero Hedge
"We Primed Ourselves For Discord" - The Dangers Of Exaggerating Russia's Role In The 2016 Election
Tyler Durden

My take: The overreaction to alleged Russian "meddling" is irrational unless there is a hidden agenda driving it. Cui bono?

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