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originally posted by: buster2010
a reply to: BlueAjah
When you have organizations dedicated to nothing but hacking other nations then there is only one way to protect your secrets and that is to not have them on the net in the first place.
The ultimate purpose of all this—the 4Ds, the phony news stories, and the trolls and bots that amplify them—isn’t so much to prove a particular set of facts, but rather to distort information so that no one knows what to believe. This uncertainty benefits the propaganda pusher, whether it is Trump or the Kremlin. “The point is to get people so emotional and so confused that they give up on the debate. And once you’ve done that, you’ve silenced the voice of a potential critic,” says Nimmo. “If they can do it long enough and if people generally switch off from the mainstream media, it gets so much easier to spread the lies.”
Dismiss: Dismissing uncomfortable allegations or facts is second nature to most politicians. When nine women accused Trump of groping or kissing them without their consent, he first accused Hillary Clinton’s campaign of orchestrating the allegations. A day later, during the third presidential debate, he claimed, falsely, “Those stories have been largely debunked.”
Distract: Another way propagandists dodge facts is to throw out distracting stories or counterclaims. ...Trump’s standout moment of distraction came when he was asked about the Access Hollywood video during the second presidential debate. Rather than addressing his taped boasts of grabbing women “by the pussy”, he went after Bill Clinton.
Distort: If you don’t like the facts, invent your own....As has been well documented, Trump is shameless about distorting his (and other people’s) record.
Dismay: The final tool in the propagandists tool kit is the least subtle. “If you don’t like what somebody is planning politically, scare them off,” ...Trump’s use of this tactic could be heard in the mantralike “Lock her up!” chants at his campaign rallies... he openly threatened Clinton, warning her that, “If I win I am going to instruct my attorney general to get a special prosecutor to look into your situation.”
originally posted by: desert
hahaha Funny Trump! Now he just tweeted
"The fact that President Putin and I discussed a Cyber Security unit doesn't mean I think it can happen. It can't-but a ceasefire can,& did!"
"it can't"....What a back-slapping blowhard! You even had Sec Mnuchin go on tv to say what a "very significant accomplishment" it was for you. Well, at least everyone else you fool is in the same company as Sec Mnuchin etal.
originally posted by: kurthall
Why on Gods green earth, would ANY time even be spent entertaining the thought of creating a mutual cyber security system at all?