Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 2nd Nov 2017 09:35 UTC

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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RE[4]: Why bother?
by Kochise on Sun 5th Nov 2017 17:43 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Why bother?"
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Amongst others. Spin doctors have been there like... always ? Remember how they, through ages, showed down citizens' throat the need for war all around the globe the "defend America's interests" as PR bullshit ? And for more undercover operations that were too blatantly wrong, just call the CIA for a secret ninja kill you can always blame on someone else, preferably an opponent/dissident/whatever and hide it under secret classification.

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