Welcome to DU! The truly grassroots left-of-center political community where regular people, not algorithms, drive the discussions and set the standards. Join the community: Create a free account Support DU (and get rid of ads!): Become a Star Member All Forums Issue Forums Culture Forums Alliance Forums Region Forums Support Forums Help & Search

Wwcd

Wwcd's Journal
Wwcd's Journal
March 30, 2018

Cambridge Analytica Gave John Bolton PAC FaceBook Harvested Data

Not sure if this was posted already, but here it is:


https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/979733754091581441?s=20


Bloomberg Article:

https://www.bloomberg.com/amp/news/articles/2018-03-29/british-firm-gave-bolton-facebook-data-documents-indicate?__twitter_impression=true

SNIP

News that Bolton’s political group, The John Bolton Super PAC, was a beneficiary of Cambridge Analytica’s psychometric profiles was first reported by The New York Times last Friday.

The documents released by Parliament also show that SCL Group contracted Aggregate IQ in November 2013, agreeing to pay the company up to $200,000 for services that included "Facebook and social media data harvesting."
Another document shows that in 2014, SCL paid Aggregate IQ $500,000 to create a platform it could use to target U.S. voters.

The documents also include a confidential legal memorandum, stated to be prepared for Rebekah Mercer, daughter of Trump supporter Robert Mercer, which warns Cambridge Analytica that it could run afoul of U.S. laws barring foreign nationals from participating in U.S. elections.

The memo advises Mercer, former Trump political adviser Stephen Bannon, and Nix that Nix ought to recuse himself from supervising any of Cambridge Analytica’s U.S. election activity and that foreign nationals without green cards should not be involved in "polling and marketing" or providing strategic advice to U.S. campaigns.

The name of the lawyers who prepared the memo are redacted in the version released by Parliament. Wylie has told reporters and testified before Parliament that many of those Cambridge Analytica employed to help on U.S. campaigns were foreign citizens.

A 2012 memo from the U.K. Ministry of Defense released by the committee revealed that the British military’s psychological warfare unit paid SCL to train its staff on how to assess the effectiveness of "psychological operations" and that SCL had helped "support 15 (UK) PsyOps," including operations in Libya and Afghanistan.

March 28, 2018

"Be a pioneer delete Facebook" by Jaron Lanier

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/mar/27/pioneer-delete-facebook-addiction-social-life

Be a pioneer – delete Facebook
Jaron Lanier

Quitting means beating the addiction, making a political statement and redefining social life. Are you ready?
Tue 27 Mar 2018 07.18 EDT

Posting this since Lanier is now on CNBC explaing his concept.

He's actually quite correct about a lot of his theory of society & FB.




March 28, 2018

Life of Delores Huerta on tonite. PBS doc. Must See (& FK Off Sarandon & those who defended her )

Am watching this PBS doc.
What an amazing woman Delores is.
Her life story must be watched.

A moving part I did not realize about her, was the night she stood next to Sen Robert Kennedy as he introduced this young woman.
A short time later he would be murdered.
Racism & sexism exists today as strongly as it did then.
From the effects of toxic crop dusting on the Latino farm workers to the rise of Farm Workers Labor Union.
Delores Huerta was a constant figurehead as she stood strong in her fight for rights.

WOW. This doc tells more than her story, it shows the racial hatred that still breeds in the same people in our society today
http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/films/dolores-huerta/

https://www.google.com/amp/amp.turnto23.com/2535385590/documentary-about-dolores-huerta-premieres-on-tuesday-on-pbs.html

This youtube tells a brief of what the Official 2 hour Doc on Independent Lens covers.



If you can find the 2 hour Official Independent Lens Documentary online please watch it.
It is a reminder of what the Republican Party has always stood against.
March 23, 2018

Trump Hotel Azerbaijan, /corrupt operation engineered by oligarchs tied to Iran's RevolutionaryGard

Is this the same IRGC that Rosenstein just busted the hackers from?

They have ties to Ivanka, Don jr & Trump's fake Hotel.

IRGC - Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps

https://twitter.com/PuestoLoco/status/977250846663639041?s=20

https://twitter.com/_TeamPatriot/status/977251417894334464?s=20

https://twitter.com/1barryatkinson/status/977256640016629760?s=20
--------
https://twitter.com/BGHeaven/status/977196405109526529?s=20

Thread Link: Interesting but I wish it could be unrolled for quicker reading. But this will do for now.

Is this the same Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps that Rosenstein referred to in his press conferencr today?
Are the Iranian hackers members of the IRGC?


Curious how this may be another puzzle piece about to fit together.

Just want any opinions on this direction.
Thanks

March 23, 2018

SWALWEL: "Mueller Has Trump On Obstruction, Money Laundering"

https://crooksandliars.com/2018/03/rep-eric-swalwell-mueller-has-trump/amp?__twitter_impression=true

Rep. Eric Swalwell: 'Mueller Has Trump On Obstruction, Money Laundering'

Chris Matthews asked Congressman Eric Swalwell to come on out and say it: what the hell is wrong with Donald Trump? And boy, did he deliver.

Video & Text at Link

From March 17..warning to Trump
https://twitter.com/RepSwalwell/status/974891323013541888?s=20

Well this is reassuring.
Thanks Rep Swalwell, we need to hear this.

Profile Information

Gender: Do not display
Home country: USA
Member since: Tue Oct 17, 2017, 10:56 AM
Number of posts: 6,288

Journal Entries

Latest Discussions»Wwcd's Journal