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originally posted by: vonclod
a reply to: Isurrender73
I can't believe what you just said, they are a deterrent.
Do you have even the slightest clue about what will happen in a nuclear exchange? ..nobody wins.
Anyway we are treading off topic.
Each day we get more "Russian influence" and "Russian hacking" claptrap. Like this from the once honorable Wired which headlines:
Here's the first evidence Russia used Twitter to influence Brexit
Russian interference in Brexit through targeted social media propaganda can be revealed for the first time. A cache of posts from 2016, seen by WIRED, shows how a coordinated network of Russian-based Twitter accounts spread racial hatred in an attempt to disrupt politics in the UK and Europe.
Interesting, enthralling, complicate and sensational ... until you get down to paragraph 14(!):
Surprisingly, all the posts around Brexit in this small snapshot were posted after the June vote.
"Russian-based Twitter accounts" influenced the Brexit vote in the UK by tweeting affirmative AFTER the vote happened.
"Russian agents" influenced the U.S. election by buying irrelevant Facebook ads - 25% of which were never seen by anyone and 56% of which were posted AFTER the election.