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Top lawyers from Facebook and Twitter said Tuesday that Russian-linked posts and advertisements placed on the social networks after Election Day sought to sow doubt about President Donald Trump's victory.
Facebook general counsel Colin Stretch told a Senate Judiciary panel that content generated by a Russian troll farm known as the Internet Research Agency after Nov. 8 centered on “fomenting discord about the validity of his [Trump’s] election.” That's a change from Russia's pre-election activity, which was largely centered on trying to denigrate Hillary Clinton, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence said in a January report.
The potential for this sort of asymmetrical information warfare is difficult to overstate, it's only going to get worse and I don't know that there's a damn thing we can do it about it except to hope that people smarten up.
originally posted by: theantediluvian
a reply to: Grambler
Well, good thing for Trump supporters that this is very fakes news, a big hoax and sad. Also, somebody told me that Twitter and Facebook trolls don't really influence people.
In all seriousness, this isn't surprising to me in the least. Discord in the US is good for Russia. The potential for this sort of asymmetrical information warfare is difficult to overstate, it's only going to get worse and I don't know that there's a damn thing we can do it about it except to hope that people smarten up.
people are actually getting more closed minded because they pick like minded sources, friends, and other internet fathered information.
doing russias bidding for criticizing Hillary or Trump is ridiculous.
The most clear example of russia being able to sow discord was the people that paid to get dirt from them in a dossier.