Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 2nd Nov 2017 09:35 UTC
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As part of this week's hearings into how Russia has used social media to influence American opinion, House lawmakers released several Facebook and Instagram ads linked to Kremlin meddling online. Although lawmakers have not yet released the full cache of ads, which includes about 3,000 examples provided to Congress by Facebook, the so-far disclosed ads offer one of the closest looks yet at the Russian operation.

Some of these ads and fake accounts are quite fascinating - they're clearly designed not just to promote Trump, but also to rile up different groups - from the LGBT community to proponents of the US 2nd amendment - against each other. Oh, and also to pitch a fight between Clinton and Jesus.

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FREE SPEECH ....
by cade on Fri 3rd Nov 2017 05:45 UTC
cade
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2009-02-28

What a waste of time and waste of brain-cell-usage.

Just consider this in the realm of "free speech" and as, always, never assume too much but analyse frequently.

Critical thinking is important but not practiced enough nowadays.

History has shown many examples where a "target" nation is made the "boogey-man" so that it becomes easier for that "target" nation to be attacked through sanctions, war, etc.

Today's "boogey-man" is Russia, kindly brought to you by (portions of) Europe and USA.

All this because ....
Hillary "The Butcher of Libya" Clinton
did not win the presidential election against
Donald "I Say What I Want" Trump.

Snap out of it.
It's all a game.

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