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L.A. BRONCOS FAN
09-06-2017, 01:24 PM
Representatives of Facebook told congressional investigators Wednesday that it has discovered it sold ads during the U.S. presidential election to a shadowy Russian company seeking to target voters, according to several people familiar with the company’s findings.

Facebook officials reported that they traced the ad sales, totaling $100,000, to a Russian “troll farm” with a history of pushing pro-Kremlin propaganda, these people said.

A small portion of the ads, which began in the summer of 2015, directly named Republican nominee Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton, the people said. Most of the ads focused on pumping politically divisive issues such as gun rights and immigration fears, as well as gay rights and racial discrimination.

The acknowledgment by Facebook comes as congressional investigators and special counsel Robert Mueller are probing Russian interference in the U.S. election, including allegations that the Kremlin may have coordinated with the Trump campaign.

The U.S. intelligence community concluded in January that Russia had interfered in the U.S. election to help elect Trump, including by using paid social media trolls to spread fake news intended to influence public opinion.

Even though the ad spending from Russia is tiny relative to overall campaign costs, the report from Facebook that a Russian firm was able to target political messages is likely to fuel pointed questions from investigators about whether the Russians received guidance from people in the United States — a question some Democrats have been asking for months.

“I get the fact that the Russian intel services could figure out how to manipulate and use the bots. Whether they could know how to target states and levels of voters that the Democrats weren’t even aware really raises some questions. I think that’s a worthwhile area of inquiry,” Sen. Mark Warner (Va.), the ranking Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee said during a May airing of the podcast Pod Save America. “How did they know to go to that level of detail in those kinds of jurisdictions?”

Continued: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/facebook-says-it-sold-political-ads-to-russian-company-during-2016-election/2017/09/06/32f01fd2-931e-11e7-89fa-bb822a46da5b_story.html?tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.53217ea92b46

elsid13
09-06-2017, 05:09 PM
Follow the money

Bronco Yoda
09-06-2017, 06:10 PM
It all true... no fake news here...

Here's the ad for proof...

https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSe2j60YZP-vhooxtivLB_nwaYhm_quj3HVvrGBbFuB5EDJ3dfcaA

https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSe2j60YZP-vhooxtivLB_nwaYhm_quj3HVvrGBbFuB5EDJ3dfcaA


https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSe2j60YZP-vhooxtivLB_nwaYhm_quj3HVvrGBbFuB5EDJ3dfcaA

https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSe2j60YZP-vhooxtivLB_nwaYhm_quj3HVvrGBbFuB5EDJ3dfcaA


https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSe2j60YZP-vhooxtivLB_nwaYhm_quj3HVvrGBbFuB5EDJ3dfcaA



... "like DUH!"
https://ewedit.files.wordpress.com/2016/10/van-jones_0.jpg?w=612

mhgaffney
09-06-2017, 07:04 PM
Russia targeting voters?

hahahahahahaaa

W*GS
09-06-2017, 07:59 PM
They didn't need to target you, der gaffo. You joined willingly and happily.

Stupid stooge.

What's Venus?

Where would you rather live? Russia or the US?

L.A. BRONCOS FAN
09-07-2017, 12:49 AM
It all true... no fake news here...

Here's the ad for proof...

https://s26.postimg.org/nv5yjyvqh/1595_AD8_B-0_B7_B-4_F0_D-9_A60-39_E39_C1_A6260.jpg

L.A. BRONCOS FAN
09-07-2017, 02:04 AM
This should concern all Americans, irrespective of politics, party affiliation and whether you support tRump or not.

But Putin stooges and trolls like Choda aren't really Americans, are they?

Their allegiance is to the confederate states of America.

Facebook’s chief security officer, made the revelation in a blog post Wednesday. Stamos said that 470 inauthentic accounts spent about $100,000 to buy roughly 3,000 ads. He added that the accounts have since been suspended.


http://thehill.com/policy/technology/349505-facebook-says-it-sold-political-ads-to-fake-russia-accounts

Guess Who
09-07-2017, 05:18 AM
FB denied, denied and denied that Russia bought any ads targeting stupid people to vote for Trump, and now they admit it..... I hope the FBI brings some charges against them.

L.A. BRONCOS FAN
09-07-2017, 07:24 AM
We’re talking about a crime: a foreign government spending foreign money on Facebook to influence the outcome of an American election.

Did Russia have any help from within the United States?

http://on.msnbc.com/2eNsCy7

L.A. BRONCOS FAN
09-07-2017, 09:31 PM
Sometimes an international offensive begins with a few shots that draw little notice. So it was last year when Melvin Redick of Harrisburg, Pa., a friendly-looking American with a backward baseball cap and a young daughter, posted on Facebook a link to a brand-new website.

“These guys show hidden truth about Hillary Clinton, George Soros and other leaders of the US,” he wrote on June 8, 2016. “Visit #DCLeaks website. It’s really interesting!”

Mr. Redick turned out to be a remarkably elusive character. No Melvin Redick appears in Pennsylvania records, and his photos seem to be borrowed from an unsuspecting Brazilian. But this fictional concoction has earned a small spot in history: The Redick posts that morning were among the first public signs of an unprecedented foreign intervention in American democracy.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/07/us/politics/russia-facebook-twitter-election.html?ribbon-ad-idx=7&rref=politics&module=Ribbon&version=context&region=Header&action=click&contentCollection=Politics&pgtype=article

L.A. BRONCOS FAN
09-08-2017, 03:50 PM
In June of 2015, Adrian Chen wrote for the NYTimes about a Russian online troll farm (http://nyti.ms/2k9T3MF) spreading fake news and propaganda. In December of 2015 he looked back at some of trolls and bots he'd observed six months earlier.

Want to guess what they were tweeting about?

http://on.msnbc.com/2wQGQ5J

More here: http://on.msnbc.com/2wQfpcr

mhgaffney
09-08-2017, 07:37 PM
There is nothing to the Facebook Russia allegations. But the release of this nonsense nicely drowns out the real scandal:

Facebook fraudulently sells advertisements by falsely claiming precision, reach and impact for those ads that they do not have, nor ever can have.

Facebook - Fraudulent Ad-Sales Blamed On Russia
By Moon Of Alabama

September 07, 2017 "Information Clearing House" - A typically political and business strategy to lessen public attention of an evolving scandal is to launch a diversion campaign. A well designed counter campaign makes sensational claims about an unrelated issue. It is intended to take the media attention away from the real issue. Any decent public relation department will have several "canned" campaigns ready to launch on a moment's notice.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/47756.htm

ShaneFalco
09-08-2017, 07:42 PM
facebook influencing the election!


Forget the fact that half of Trump voters are old grandparents that dont even know what FB is.


The left is hilarious.

W*GS
09-08-2017, 08:32 PM
What's Venus?

Where would you rather live? US or Russia?

L.A. BRONCOS FAN
09-09-2017, 12:46 AM
facebook influencing the election!


Forget the fact that half of Trump voters are old grandparents that dont even know what FB is.


The left is hilarious.

You really are the typical Trumpkin in denial.

FB has admitted that the allegations are true (after initially denying them.)

Garcia Bronco
09-09-2017, 06:19 AM
This Russian and Facebook thing is called spreading propaganda. This was also known long ago. Throughout history this is a common practice to influence politics. The US media and government engage in the same practice. This does not mean the Russians hacked the DNC and released it to WikiLeaks or that Hillary Clinton is the president of the United States.

L.A. BRONCOS FAN
09-09-2017, 06:33 AM
This Russian and Facebook thing is called spreading propaganda.

:bs:

This interference by Russia was more than just mere dissemination of propaganda.

It was a direct attempt by a hostile foreign power to interfere with a U.S. election, to sow chaos and to undermine our democratic institutions.

This should be unacceptable to all Americans regardless of politics, party affiliation, support for tRump (or lack thereof.)

And here you are trying to rationalize and spin it. tsk tsk

Garcia Bronco
09-09-2017, 06:38 AM
:bs:

This interference by Russia was more than just mere dissemination of propaganda.

It was a direct attempt by a hostile foreign power to interfere with a U.S. election, to sow chaos and to undermine our democratic institutions.

This should be unacceptable to all Americans regardless of politics, party affiliation, support for tRump (or lack thereof.)

And here you are trying to rationalize and spin it. tsk tsk

Well I believe in freedom of speech so no I don't have a problem with it. I also don't assume everybody's stupid. So I believe that they should have the freedom to decide for themselves. I also believe that people are capable of judging for themselves. There is no expectation that everyone will be perfect. This condition that you're so outraged about or find so unacceptable is not new. Our own government engages in the same practices on our own people and on people in other countries to influence elections. since it's not new and people are capable of judging for themselves, this story does not mean that Donald Trump is President (which is ultimately your goal.)

L.A. BRONCOS FAN
09-09-2017, 06:43 AM
Well I believe in freedom of speech so no I don't have a problem with it.

You don't have a problem with criminal acts against the U.S. by hostile foreign powers so long as your candidate and your party benefit.

Noted.

L.A. BRONCOS FAN
09-09-2017, 07:13 AM
https://s26.postimg.org/99muc5nvt/benghazi.jpg

Garcia Bronco
09-09-2017, 09:40 AM
You don't have a problem with criminal acts against the U.S. by hostile foreign powers so long as your candidate and your party benefit.

Noted.

Why would I have a problem with or worry about a condition that's always existed? The described behavior by Foreign governments is expected. CNN and other news outlets do the same thing i.e. spread propaganda. It doesn't matter whether it's a foreign government or a news outlet, it's still up to the individual to find the truth on their own. So it doesn't matter if facebook or CNN sold/bought political ad space to foreign governments as it relates to the previous election. There's no demonstrated measurable impact from it. Hillary Clinton was destined to lose that election because she did not campaign properly either on the issues or in the right places. ln fact leading up to the election most people thought Donald Trump didn't have a chance. If Donald Trump didn't have a chance then it is dubious to claim that political ads caused Hillary Clinton to lose after the fact or that any propaganda caused her to lose after the fact. since the election Facebook has made changes to its policies about content. and while the problem will still exist during the next election Facebook the company is trying to address it. So no man I'm not worried about it. I'm more worried about the crazy Asian dude launching nukes.

L.A. BRONCOS FAN
09-09-2017, 09:43 AM
No problem with a hostile foreign power interfering in U.S. elections as long as my candidate and my party benefit.

FYP.

https://s26.postimg.org/jlmmkwfft/fake_contradict.jpg

ShaneFalco
09-09-2017, 10:10 PM
triggeredHilarious!

Garcia Bronco
09-10-2017, 07:04 AM
FYP.

https://s26.postimg.org/jlmmkwfft/fake_contradict.jpg

As previously stated, I am not a card carrying member of any political party and Donald Trump is not my candidate. You also haven't discussed the points presented. It's like you are being you. :)

peacepipe
09-10-2017, 07:51 AM
As previously stated, I am not a card carrying member of any political party and Donald Trump is not my candidate. You also haven't discussed the points presented. It's like you are being you. :)

BS. You're a republican, always have been. Every time you post you prove yourself to be a painfully ignorant republican.

Garcia Bronco
09-10-2017, 09:21 AM
BS. You're a republican, always have been. Every time you post you prove yourself to be a painfully ignorant republican.

Well...using the measuring stick we have used for years
(the political compass), the data shows that I am in the middle. A near complete centrist, but you are correct that I am to the right of you, but that doesn't make me a Republican. But I get it, George. If I am not with you, then I must be against you. Stop acting like George Bush. Also, debate the issue, not me. I don't matter. The issue under discussion is that FB ads did/didn't lose the election for Clinton.

So peacepipe (or anyone else), did Russian Facebook political ads lose the election for Hillary Clinton. If there was an impact, was it a primary contributor?

peacepipe
09-10-2017, 09:56 AM
Well...using the measuring stick we have used for years
(the political compass), the data shows that I am in the middle. A near complete centrist, but you are correct that I am to the right of you, but that doesn't make me a Republican. But I get it, George. If I am not with you, then I must be against you. Stop acting like George Bush. Also, debate the issue, not me. I don't matter. The issue under discussion is that FB ads did/didn't lose the election for Clinton.

So peacepipe (or anyone else), did Russian Facebook political ads lose the election for Hillary Clinton. If there was an impact, was it a primary contributor?

LOL Look, you're not center,you're way right of it. Your imaginary political compass isn't working.

Garcia Bronco
09-10-2017, 10:14 AM
LOL Look, you're not center,you're way right of it. Your imaginary political compass isn't working.

I am talking about this test the many of us take. I did not imagine it. Nor xdo I score "way right". Are you sure you know where the center is? I don't think you do. All you seem to know is "us vs them"
Here is the link tot eh test. Take it if you haven't.

https://www.politicalcompass.org/

I didn't think you could debate the issue of the thread. I'll take your non-answer as a submission on the point that political ads on Facebook were not the reason Clinton lost, nor the reason Trump won.

Rohirrim
09-10-2017, 10:22 AM
Hillary Clinton lost because she's Hillary Clinton and the DNC were a bunch of idiots for not realizing that Bernie was the right candidate to back. She also 'won' by 3 million votes and the electoral college should have done the job for which they were created and NEVER allowed this human ****-stain (Trump) to enter the WH. But, besides all that, any American (or European) who discounts the game that Putin is playing right now is basically a fool.

Personally, I have no doubt at all that he supplied the hydrogen bomb to NK, just like he covered for Assad's sarin and chlorine gas attacks. Just like he blew up an apartment building full of Russians in order to give himself the excuse to invade Chechnya. The world has to wake up. Putin will do ANYTHING to further his lust for power.

Want to know how Putin began his rise to power under Yeltsin?http://www.nybooks.com/articles/2012/11/22/finally-we-know-about-moscow-bombings/
Nothing he's done since then will surprise you.

mhgaffney
09-10-2017, 11:50 AM
Hillary Clinton lost because she's Hillary Clinton and the DNC were a bunch of idiots for not realizing that Bernie was the right candidate to back. She also 'won' by 3 million votes and the electoral college should have done the job for which they were created and NEVER allowed this human ****-stain (Trump) to enter the WH. But, besides all that, any American (or European) who discounts the game that Putin is playing right now is basically a fool.

Personally, I have no doubt at all that he supplied the hydrogen bomb to NK, just like he covered for Assad's sarin and chlorine gas attacks. Just like he blew up an apartment building full of Russians in order to give himself the excuse to invade Chechnya. The world has to wake up. Putin will do ANYTHING to further his lust for power.

Want to know how Putin began his rise to power under Yeltsin?http://www.nybooks.com/articles/2012/11/22/finally-we-know-about-moscow-bombings/
Nothing he's done since then will surprise you.

This is an excellent review -- and I am very interested in what the book author learned after 12 years of research. There has never been any doubt that the September 1999 bombing was an inside job. The possible involvement of Putin has never been resolved. If the new book sheds light on this, excellent work I say.

The problem remains: Ro has 20/20 vision into other nations and leaders, yet is blind to the massive evidence that our own 9/11 attack was also an inside job.

mhgaffney
09-10-2017, 12:09 PM
I went to order John Dunlop's 2014 book and discovered I had already read it. Here is the 4-star review I posted at Amazon in 2016:

The Moscow Bombings of September 1999: Examinations of Russian Terrorist Attacks at the Onset of Vladimir Putin's Rule

Excellent research by John B Dunlop, though his writing style is a bit obtuse. The author is probably correct that the Moscow bombings in September 1999 were a false flag operation staged by the Russian FSB. I also watched part of the film cited in the book, The Assassination of Russia, which is posted at Youtube. Judging from Dunlop's research and from statements made by Putin at the time and noted in the film, there is no clear or certain link to Putin, though there is no doubt that he did benefit politically from the attacks.

I was shocked that the author could think so clearly about the Moscow bombings, yet naively accept the US government's official version of events regarding the attacks of September 11, 2001. Dunlop's praise for the 9/11 Commission Report shows that he never investigated 9/11. I did investigate it, and found overwhelming evidence that 9/11 was also a false flag operation.

Evidently the author thinks that Russian leaders are gangsters while ours are morally superior, incapable of such barbaric deeds. The author is mistaken. Our leaders are no better than their Russian counterparts. Conspiracies happen all the time, and state crimes are as old as human civilization.

W*GS
09-10-2017, 12:16 PM
Evidently the author thinks that Russian leaders are gangsters while ours are morally superior, incapable of such barbaric deeds. The author is mistaken. Our leaders are no better than their Russian counterparts.

Putin is as evil as any recent American president (excepting JFK, of course)?

That's not the tune you've been singing for many months now, der gaffo. Your fawning over Putin is nauseating.

Where would you rather live? Russia or the US?

What's Venus?

Rohirrim
09-10-2017, 12:20 PM
This is an excellent review -- and I am very interested in what the book author learned after 12 years of research. There has never been any doubt that the September 1999 bombing was an inside job. The possible involvement of Putin has never been resolved. If the new book sheds light on this, excellent work I say.

The problem remains: Ro has 20/20 vision into other nations and leaders, yet is blind to the massive evidence that our own 9/11 attack was also an inside job.

There is not a single shred of evidence that this is the case.

mhgaffney
09-10-2017, 12:44 PM
There is not a single shred of evidence that this is the case.

No evidence you are in denial? Only thousands of posts on this board.

Rohirrim
09-10-2017, 02:54 PM
No evidence you are in denial? Only thousands of posts on this board.

"Evidence," as in something you could produce in a courtroom.

W*GS
09-10-2017, 05:29 PM
"Evidence," as in something you could produce in a courtroom.

Facts are irrelevant to der gaffo, as he has proven an endless number of times.

elsid13
09-12-2017, 08:39 AM
We now know what the Facebook ads were:

https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/russia-used-facebook-organize-anti-142100233.html
Facebook is in hot water (https://www.engadget.com/2017/09/08/facebooks-widening-role-in-electing-trump/) with US lawmakers. The web giant's reluctance (http://edition.cnn.com/2017/09/07/politics/facebook-congressional-investigation-russia/index.html) to stamp out Russia's propaganda farms on its social network did not go down well with Congressional investigators. It finally acted (https://www.engadget.com/2017/09/06/facebook-russian-group-spent-100-000-on-fake-news-ads/) last month, taking down thousands of ads linked to an infamous, pro-Putin internet agency (https://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/07/magazine/the-agency.html). The shady organization, known for running misinformation campaigns, must've felt at home on the platform. After all, Facebook is still grappling (https://www.engadget.com/2017/09/07/facebook-fact-checkers-company-withholding-data/) with its fake news (https://www.engadget.com/tag/FakeNews/) conundrum. But, the Russian rabbit hole goes even deeper than the $100,000 spent on deceptive ads. The Daily Beast (http://www.thedailybeast.com/exclusive-russia-used-facebook-events-to-organize-anti-immigrant-rallies-on-us-soil) is now reporting that operatives from the country set up Facebook events (https://www.engadget.com/tag/FacebookEvents/) to remotely organize political protests in the US. Among these was a 2016 anti-immigrant rally in Idaho. Others reportedly pushed anti-muslim conspiracy theories. Facebook confirmed that it had shut down "several promoted events" as part of its recent clampdown.

L.A. BRONCOS FAN
09-15-2017, 05:30 AM
It just keeps getting uglier for FB... :oyvey:

This story from ProPublica (https://www.facebook.com/propublica/?fref=mentions) is nuts: "Until this week, when we asked Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/facebook/?fref=mentions) about it, the world’s largest social network enabled advertisers to direct their pitches to the news feeds of almost 2,300 people who expressed interest in the topics of “Jew hater,” “How to burn jews,” or, “History of ‘why jews ruin the world.’”

https://external.fbkk12-1.fna.fbcdn.net/safe_image.php?d=AQBo5q8B5kEnLqvQ&w=476&h=249&url=https%3A%2F%2Fassets.propublica.org%2Fimages%2 Farticles%2F20170914-facebook-target-ads-1200x630.jpg%3F1505419719&cfs=1&upscale=1&_nc_hash=AQAHdE-drsRXtH_D
(https://www.propublica.org/article/facebook-enabled-advertisers-to-reach-jew-haters?utm_campaign=sprout&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_content=1505419461)
Facebook Enabled Advertisers to Reach ‘Jew Haters’ — ProPublica (https://www.propublica.org/article/facebook-enabled-advertisers-to-reach-jew-haters?utm_campaign=sprout&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_content=1505419461)

After being contacted by ProPublica, Facebook removed several anti-Semitic ad categories and promised to improve monitoring.

L.A. BRONCOS FAN
09-16-2017, 06:57 AM
Facebook handed Russia-linked ads over to Mueller under search warrant

Special counsel Robert Mueller and his team are now in possession of Russian-linked ads run on Facebook during the presidential election, after they obtained a search warrant for the information.

Facebook gave Mueller and his team copies of ads and related information it discovered on its site linked to a Russian troll farm, as well as detailed information about the accounts that bought the ads and the way the ads were targeted at American Facebook users, a source with knowledge of the matter told CNN.

The disclosure, first reported by the Wall Street Journal (https://www.wsj.com/articles/facebook-gave-special-counsel-robert-mueller-more-details-on-russian-ad-buys-than-congress-1505514552), may give Mueller's office a fuller picture of who was behind the ad buys and how the ads may have influenced voter sentiment during the 2016 election.

Continued: http://money.cnn.com/2017/09/15/media/facebook-mueller-ads/index.html

L.A. BRONCOS FAN
09-20-2017, 11:34 AM
BREAKING, via The Daily Beast (https://www.facebook.com/thedailybeast/?fref=mentions)

https://external.fbkk12-1.fna.fbcdn.net/safe_image.php?d=AQAWM6OwF8qgSpFf&w=476&h=249&url=https%3A%2F%2Fthedailybeast-res.cloudinary.com%2Fimage%2Fupload%2Fv1505921725% 2F170920-poulsen-russia-facebook-trump-hero_ndaq1b.jpg&cfs=1&upscale=1&sx=0&sy=33&sw=2560&sh=1339&_nc_hash=AQDaRcNkRlfPZ19x
(http://www.thedailybeast.com/russians-appear-to-use-facebook-to-push-pro-trump-flash-mobs-in-florida)
Russians Appear to Use Facebook to Push Pro-Trump ‘Flash Mobs’ in Florida (http://www.thedailybeast.com/russians-appear-to-use-facebook-to-push-pro-trump-flash-mobs-in-florida)

‘Being Patriotic,’ a Facebook group uncovered by The Daily Beast, is the first evidence of suspected Russian provocateurs explicitly mobilizing Trump…

L.A. BRONCOS FAN
09-29-2017, 04:32 AM
https://external.fbkk12-1.fna.fbcdn.net/safe_image.php?d=AQBMAdDI_ciPQOxk&w=476&h=249&url=https%3A%2F%2Fimages.dailykos.com%2Fimages%2F4 54219%2Fstory_image%2FIMG_1574.PNG%3F1506547831&cfs=1&upscale=1&_nc_hash=AQDKCz1XcQo_gUKc
(https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/9/27/1702208/-Russia-Impersonated-U-S-Muslim-Group-on-Facebook-to-Alter-2016-Election?detail=facebook)
Russia Impersonated U.S. Muslim Group on Facebook to Alter 2016 Election (https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/9/27/1702208/-Russia-Impersonated-U-S-Muslim-Group-on-Facebook-to-Alter-2016-Election?detail=facebook)

The Facebook group United Muslims of America was neither united, Muslim, nor American.

L.A. BRONCOS FAN
10-10-2017, 07:47 AM
Russian propaganda ads found on Gmail, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, others (https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/10/9/1705467/-Russian-propaganda-ads-found-on-Gmail-Youtube-Facebook-Twitter-others)

If Russia had been purchasing ads on national, or even local, television stations across the country, it likely would have been spotted quickly—even post-Citizens United, where organizations can outspend official campaigns via anonymous donations. But by using social media instead, Russian propaganda specialists could deliver ads tailored to the interest of individuals and focus those ads on the states and districts where they would have the most impact. And they could do it cheaply.

For the kind of investment that wouldn’t support a run for state representative these days, Russia was able to place more then 3,000 highly targeted ads to over 10 million people (http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/03/politics/russian-facebook-ads-michigan-wisconsin/index.html), with a concentration in states like Michigan where the interval between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton was as little as 10,700 votes.

Now The Washington Post is reporting Google has revealed (https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2017/10/09/google-uncovers-russian-bought-ads-on-youtube-gmail-and-other-platforms/?utm_term=.fb33c1907f42)part of the range of Russian ads that ran through different aspects of their platform.

L.A. BRONCOS FAN
10-10-2017, 07:53 AM
Study: Right-wing clickbait websites more popular on Facebook than Fox News

Facebook claims to dislike websites that exaggerate or fabricate news but the checks it’s writing say otherwise

"Facebook was always anti-Trump,” President Donald Trump said in a late September tweet (https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/913034591879024640). He’s correct, in a way. In terms of donations, Facebook and its employees gave more than 100 times (https://www.opensecrets.org/orgs/recips.php?cycle=2016&id=D000033563) as much money to Hillary Clinton as to Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign.

But where Facebook has been much kinder to Trump is in its extremely permissive attitude toward the numerous low-quality and sometimes fraudulent fan pages that dominate the right-wing political space (https://cyber.harvard.edu/publications/2017/08/mediacloud) within the social network: Content that features videos of "patriots" beating "thugs," wild conspiracy theories (https://www.salon.com/2017/10/05/atone-hed-better-facebook-is-still-the-biggest-source-of-right-wing-fake-news/), [B]fabricated stories and worshipful coverage of the president.

According to a study (https://cyber.harvard.edu/publications/2017/08/mediacloud) released in August by the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, low-quality websites like Breitbart News (https://www.salon.com/2017/08/11/a-breitbart-editor-jennifer-lawrence-vogue-cover/), Conservative Tribune (https://theintercept.com/2016/11/26/laura-ingraham-lifezette/), Gateway Pundit (https://www.salon.com/2017/10/02/gateway-pundit-blog-blames-geary-danley-las-vegas-shooting/), Truthfeed (http://www.snopes.com/chris-matthews-endorses-trump/), Western Journalism (http://www.snopes.com/politics/religion/sewnshut.asp), Political Insider (http://www.snopes.com/tag/the-political-insider/), and EndingtheFed (http://www.snopes.com/tag/endingthefed-com/) were among the most popular conservative sites shared by Facebook users.

Despite being operated by small companies with almost no footprint within the larger media landscape, many of these pages have millions of “likes” on Facebook. That's largely the result of early ad spending, which the social network encouraged in the mid-2000s as it was trying to get a foothold in political advertising, according to people who have worked in the industry.

These junk pages, most of which employ almost no one with real journalism experience, enjoyed more influence on Facebook in the 2016 presidential election than more traditional conservative media organizations like the Washington Times, the New York Post or the Washington Examiner. The conspiracy-peddling Breitbart News, Conservative Tribune and Gateway Pundit sites even beat Fox News Channel, the researchers found.

Continued: https://www.salon.com/2017/10/06/right-wing-clickbait-websites-are-making-a-killing-on-facebook/

Rohirrim
10-10-2017, 08:32 AM
America is a nastier little place than we give it credit for being. Trump is probably doing much better than the media know or the person of good will imagines.

https://www.vox.com/conversations/2017/6/13/15768622/facebook-social-media-seth-stephens-davidowitz-everybody-lies

L.A. BRONCOS FAN
10-10-2017, 11:21 AM
The "patriots" on the right don't mind as long as it helps their candidates and their party.

“We’ve found an entire ecosystem of junk news about national security issues that is deliberately crafted for U.S. veterans and active military personnel,” professor Philip Howard, who led the research in the study, told the newswire.

http://thehill.com/…/354596-russia-targeted-us-troops-veter… (https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fthehill.com%2Fpolicy%2Fcybers ecurity%2F354596-russia-targeted-us-troops-veterans-on-social-media-platforms-study-finds&h=ATNI72NdanVuFNNLgzP8B164lwmS6z2Ey8VUXf9u0rq_Pneh _6sVaLGw-9KL0pW2xes8hIwLM-A6JoWFAoW_vLlgviz4H4AVgXpbDLZ4cyqFT36657e-2dE4EnUXPpE6sIbv-yUwx4Wt_cVS7WLlw8XbZIosfmrXPqVrbuGHKV0aXiR-9UMFgSQpCY39BKza-6FA74MIJgs7d9pKWVVCOUcmokvcrNUid_1g0ZkXyC6rcYA5siO a-PiMciIrcDQEGgccklDEVX7Pgzu17VzPelWmnttDNqC0hGq6)

https://external.fbkk12-1.fna.fbcdn.net/safe_image.php?d=AQDvu9Tx6vidup-K&w=476&h=249&url=http%3A%2F%2Fthehill.com%2Fsites%2Fdefault%2Ff iles%2Fstyles%2Fthumb_small_article%2Fpublic%2Fvet s.jpg%3Fitok%3DpbPmhdtX&cfs=1&upscale=1&_nc_hash=AQDQUYTfckZsMIzG
(http://thehill.com/policy/cybersecurity/354596-russia-targeted-us-troops-veterans-on-social-media-platforms-study-finds)
Russia targeted US troops, vets on social media, study finds (http://thehill.com/policy/cybersecurity/354596-russia-targeted-us-troops-veterans-on-social-media-platforms-study-finds)

L.A. BRONCOS FAN
11-04-2017, 08:49 AM
Russian propagandists tricked both right-wing media AND mainstream media into citing their fake accounts. Guess which one of those refuses to acknowledge that fact?

https://external.fbkk9-2.fna.fbcdn.net/safe_image.php?d=AQCMsztv11Jxtw7v&w=476&h=249&url=https%3A%2F%2Fcloudfront.mediamatters.org%2Fst atic%2Fuploader%2Fimage%2F2017%2F09%2F29%2Frussia-fake-news.png&cfs=1&upscale=1&_nc_hash=AQDg_yIfKq_R1Hp8
(https://www.mediamatters.org/blog/2017/11/03/Right-wing-media-criticize-groups-for-citing-fake-Russian-accounts-not-mentioning-they-did/218449)
Right-wing media criticize groups for citing fake Russian accounts, not mentioning they did too (https://www.mediamatters.org/blog/2017/11/03/Right-wing-media-criticize-groups-for-citing-fake-Russian-accounts-not-mentioning-they-did/218449)

Agamemnon
11-04-2017, 09:06 AM
I am talking about this test the many of us take. I did not imagine it. Nor xdo I score "way right". Are you sure you know where the center is? I don't think you do. All you seem to know is "us vs them"
Here is the link tot eh test. Take it if you haven't.

https://www.politicalcompass.org/

I didn't think you could debate the issue of the thread. I'll take your non-answer as a submission on the point that political ads on Facebook were not the reason Clinton lost, nor the reason Trump won.

If you are in the center on that test you are to the left of the Democratic party. So why do your posts constantly suggest you support Republicans? That makes no sense.

L.A. BRONCOS FAN
05-14-2018, 06:08 AM
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We read every one of the 3,517 Facebook ads bought by Russians. Their dominant strategy: Sowing racial discord (https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/we-read-every-one-of-the-3517-facebook-ads-bought-by-russians-their-dominant-strategy-sowing-racial-discord/ar-AAx8B4g)

Rohirrim
05-14-2018, 06:29 AM
Oldest propaganda trick in the world: Plaster the airwaves with bull**** until even well-meaning people are no longer sure of the truth. All you need to do is create doubt. For the propagandist, that's a victory.

Guess Who
05-14-2018, 03:29 PM
hate thy neighbor