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Virginia Gubernatorial Race 

Bots stoke racial strife in Virginia governor’s race

Latino Victory Fund retracted a controversial ad. But the reaction has been amplified on Twitter by automated accounts. By KEVIN ROBILLARD

Twitter bots are swarming into the Virginia governor’s race and promoting chatter about a racially charged Democratic ad days before Election Day, according to a report commissioned by allies of Democratic Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam’s campaign.

The activity centers on an ad from Latino Victory Fund, depicting a child’s nightmare in which a supporter of Republican Ed Gillespie chases immigrant children in a pickup truck bearing a Confederate flag. Gillespie’s campaign reacted furiously to the ad, which barely ran on TV but got major attention online, and has made backlash to the Democratic ad a major part of its closing message.

That backlash erupted quickly, and Latino Victory Fund later retracted the ad. But the reaction has been amplified on Twitter by automated accounts. Out of the 15 accounts tweeting most frequently about the Latino Victory Fund ad, 13 belong to fully or partially automated bots, according to an analysis from Discourse Intelligence. (The other two accounts are Republican political operatives.)

“Highly scripted, highly robotic accounts are being used to boost this message into the Twitter conversation,” said Tim Chambers, the report’s author and the U.S. practice lead for digital at the Dewey Square Group. The firm was retained by the National Education Association, whose Virginia affiliate has endorsed Northam.

Of the 15 accounts most frequently sending out messages about the ad from Latino Victory Fund, just two accounts belonging to GOP operatives were human, while 13 belonged to either fully or partially automated bots, according to the report from Discourse Intelligence. The National Education Association, whose Virginia affiliate backs Northam, paid for the report.

“What we saw during the 2016 presidential campaign was a consistent and coordinated effort by trolls and bots to ‘flood the zone’ to manipulate the conversation on social media,” Warner spokesman Kevin Hall said.

“Twitter’s anonymity, reach and speed make it the perfect platform for spreading fake information and hyper partisan content.”

Chambers also said more than 400 suspicious accounts have followed Northam’s campaign Twitter account in recent days, with many of them tweeting mostly in Turkish or eastern European languages.

“NEA has followed the race very closely and has commissioned research reports on a variety of topics, including the role of social media in amplifying messages about issues in the election,” the union said. “One of those reports disclosed significant information about the use of automated bots to create an echo chamber of anti-public education and anti-social justice attacks.”

Source: Politico.com 11/3/17

NYC Terrorist Attack

October 31, 2017 took its place in history next to

September 11, 2001
April 19, 1995

Our nation experienced the 3rd most horrific terrorist attack in our 241 year history but less than 48 hours later the news cycle is focused on President Trump & the GOP’s Big Beautiful Tax Cuts.

Except for calling the New York Times professing his innocence in the Manafort / Gates / Papadopoulos indictments. “It wasn’t me!”

**For the families, friends, communities of the victims please know we are still mourning with you. New York City is the home of my birth & it hurts that you all have had an extraordinary burden to bear these last decades.


Must not forget the celebration underway in Texas as the HOUSTON ASTROS win the 2017 World Series in the 7th game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. This win marks the first in Houston Astros franchise history.

CONGRATULATIONS!



@DanaRohrabacher @SenJohnMcCain @SenSchumer @SenFeinstein @SenateGOP @JeffFlake #SusanCollins @AC360 Demand REGULAR ORDER in TAX CUTS LIE.


Dezinformatsiya campaign:
discredit the govt academia press
deflect focus/ blame others #WhatAboutism
monopolize the 24 hour news cycle

Mark Latter – former spokesman for Vice President Mike Pence practically broke into tears trying to make his point which Steve Schmidt

Trump’s DEZINFORMATSIYA Campaign

Never Forget. Never Again. We are #TheResistance.

Responding to @Aroliso #Tweet :

“Every single day the  media try to take you down.. You never falter, you always stand strong!”

#potus45 #ReTweets with comment: 

“Thank you, the very dishonest Fake News Media is out of control!” 

DailyKos.com article by David Akadjian “Three Russian propaganda techniques being used by the Trump administration—and how to fight them

Reprinted here
with credits.


Toxic cynicism

The idea behind toxic cynicism is discouragement.

If you believe that nothing you do is going to make a difference, you’re more likely to check out and not even vote.

We saw this in large doses in the last election: Everything is awful so f*ck it, why not vote for Trump? If everyone is lying, what difference does it make?

We’ve heard this for years from right-wing pundits in these forms:

  • You can’t trust the government
  • You can’t trust the media
  • You can’t trust science
  • You can’t trust academia
Breitbart News is the Grand Daddy of #FakeNews
With Steve Bannon back at the helm, Breitbart News is the grand Daddy of #FakeNews.

In the past, these narratives have been used to discredit traditional institutions while building up the organizations that corporate America wants us to trust: Big business.

We all know the marketing—We need to free some “markets.” We need tax cuts to unleash the power of our corporations. What’s good for business is what’s good for America. Markets regulate themselves. More consumer choice will fix all of our issues with government.

All of these narratives were designed by corporate special interest groups like the Chamber of Commerce to encourage one thing: Selling off government (organizations designed by and for people) to private industry (organizations with profit as the main goal).  (ed: great example of public to private is #EricPrince proposal to RUN the #AFGHANISTAN WAR as a private contractor. Only $10BILLION per year! Prince is Sec Education #BetsyDevos brother. He is notorious for his private security firm in Iraq War #BlackWater.)

We’ve heard so much of this over the years from our own propagandists that we were really susceptible to even greater levels of cynicism in this past election. Over and over again we were told that Hillary Clinton was just as bad.

Vanity Fair wrote about the goal of toxic cynicism in Russian propaganda:

At the heart of this mind-set is the idea that there is no such thing as objective truth or even facts, because everything is spun or disguised to reflect advantageously on one group or another. “The whole idea of values has been thoroughly debased [in Russia], to the extent that if you talk about Western values you’ll just get a laugh,” says Ben Nimmo, a research fellow at the Atlantic Council.

This environment of toxic cynicism allows Putin’s word to be as good as anyone else’s, because according to Moscow’s worldview everyone, including and especially westerners, is a self-righteous hypocrite and a liar.

Simply put, conservatives are led to believe that everything that comes from the left (#MainStreetMedia #TheResistance #antifa #LibTards #Snowflakes etc.) is some sort of spin.

Therefore, any spin of their own is justified. “I’m only a hateful, lying hypocrite because Libtards are.” 

We are #TheResistance.

Read full article reprinted with credits here.