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Wed Feb 14, 2018, 10:41 AM

Twitter deleted 200,000 Russian troll tweets. Read them here.

NBC News is publishing its database of more than 200,000 tweets that Twitter has tied to "malicious activity" from Russia-linked accounts during the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

These accounts, working in concert as part of large networks, pushed hundreds of thousands of inflammatory tweets, from fictitious tales of Democrats practicing witchcraft to hardline posts from users masquerading as Black Lives Matter activists. Investigators have traced the accounts to a Kremlin-linked propaganda outfit founded in 2013 known as the Internet Research Association (IRA). The organization has been assessed by the U.S. Intelligence Community to be part of a Russian state-run effort to influence the outcome of the 2016 U.S. presidential race. And they're not done.

"There should be no doubt that Russia perceives its past efforts as successful and views the 2018 US midterm elections as a potential target for Russian influence operations," Director of National

Intelligence Dan Coats told the Senate Intelligence Committee Tuesday.
"The Russians utilize this tool because it's relatively cheap, it's low risk, it offers what they perceive as plausible deniability and it's proven to be effective at sowing division," he told the annual hearing on worldwide threats. "We expect Russia to continue using propaganda, social media, false flag personas, sympathetic spokesmen, and other means of influence to try to build on its wide range of operations and exacerbate social and political fissures in the United States."
“Frankly, the United States is under attack,” he said.

The depth of this problem is still being understood. In January, Twitter emailed nearly 700,000 users to tell them they may have engaged with the Russian accounts. Less than two weeks later, Twitter announced the number of users notified had more than doubled.

*MUST-READ* SOURCE: https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/social-media/now-available-more-200-000-deleted-russian-troll-tweets-n844731

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Response to BigBearJohn (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 10:43 AM

1. 2018 is only a "potential target"?

I think it's pretty much guaranteed they'll target 2018 elections and will probably have an even more refined operation than they did in 2016.

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Wed Feb 14, 2018, 10:44 AM

2. Greenwald and Snowden were unavailable for comment....

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Wed Feb 14, 2018, 10:45 AM

3. I'd love for Skinner to do the same here if he has the resources...

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Response to BigBearJohn (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 11:31 AM

4. At least Coats has finally revealed that the USA is UNDER ATTACK


What is trump'd going to do about it???

What is our National Security going to do about it???

What is the Justice Dept. going to do about it???


STILL WAITING!!!


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