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New website is Russian op designed to sway U.S. voters, experts say | McClatchy Washington Bureau
A website called usareally.com appeared on the internet May 17 and called on Americans to rally in front of the White House June 14 to celebrate President Donald Trump’s birthday, which is also Flag Day.

FireEye, a Milpitas, Calif., cybersecurity company, said Thursday that USA Really is a Russian-operated website that carries content designed to foment racial division, harden feelings over immigration, gun control and police brutality, and undermine social cohesion.

Read more here: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/nation-world/national/national-security/article212299529.html#storylink=cpy

Read more here: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/nation-world/national/national-security/article212299529.html#storylink=cpy
Russia  disinformation  media  politics 
21 days ago by Quercki
Twitter
RT : 'We should be careful with the term whej we are talking about because thanks to…
disinformation  FakeNews  from twitter
5 weeks ago by nwhyte
Congress releases every Russian Facebook ad that ran during election - Axios
House lawmakers released the thousands of Facebook ads Russian operatives used to sow division in the U.S. before and after the 2016 election, ranging from blatant political messages to lighthearted memes.

Why it matters: Americans have heard for months about the Russian ad campaign — from political leaders, the media and office of Special Counsel Robert Mueller — but they haven’t been able to see its full breadth until now.
Russia  media  politics  disinformation  propaganda  facebook 
6 weeks ago by Quercki
MoA - Media Use Disinformation To Accuse Russia Of Spreading Such
The Grauniad is slipping deeper into the disinformation business: Revealed: UK’s push to strengthen anti-Russia alliance is the headline of a page one piece which reveals exactly nothing. There is no secret lifted and no one was discomforted by a... via Media Use Disinformation To Accuse Russia Of Spreading Such
IFTTT  Media  Use  Disinformation  To  Accuse  Russia  Of  Spreading  Such 
6 weeks ago by davidmarsden
Tools for Trust: The list – Aron Pilhofer – Medium
Tools for Trust: The list
This is a growing list of tools and resources for journalism mentioned at our 2018 International Journalism Festival Panel. If you know of others, please let me know at @pilhofer on Twitter.
disinformation  tools  data_tools 
8 weeks ago by reginajmc
Twitter
the European Commission reportedly releasing a Communication today on or (hold your nose while sayi…
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8 weeks ago by schee
Tools for Trust
list of tools for data journalism, fact-checking
data-journalism  disinformation 
9 weeks ago by pax
Twitter
RT : Now hiring: Researcher/Ethnographer with a "project proposal that illustrates how impacts communiti…
disinformation  from twitter
11 weeks ago by freerange_inc
How to stop the spread of disinformation @ Internet Citizen (Mozilla)
The truth is out there. But online, it feels like it’s harder than ever to find. Consider this sobering statistic from a recent MIT study: on Twitter, lies are 70% more likely to be retweeted than facts. Somehow, the information age became the disinformation age. Where do we go from here?
internetcitizen  activism  journalism  disinformation  mozilla  socialmedia 
11 weeks ago by cyberchucktx
When does Russian propaganda work — and when does it backfire? Here’s what we found. - The Washington Post
Assuming that Russia knows how its propaganda affects its audience, we might be able to figure out what it was trying to do in the U.S. election. If Russia targeted voters predisposed toward Trump, trying to motivate them to vote, that would suggest its goal was to help him get elected. But if Russia spread its biased messages broadly, that would suggest its goal was increasing U.S. political polarization, making it harder for U.S. democracy to function smoothly.
Russia  propaganda  disinformation  misinformation  bots  Ukraine  2016_US_Presidential  Elections 
11 weeks ago by junkie.dolphin

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