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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by Dr.Cyber on Thu 2nd Nov 2017 20:26 UTC
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People are worrying about Russian propaganda while their belief systems are based on American propaganda.

If you consider the news to be gospel and have blind faith in it, then do not expect to learn what today's real propaganda is like. Propaganda needs to be hard to discover for what it is because otherwise it would not work. Reading the news and having blind faith in it is something many people do, so propaganda that can be discovered for what it is by doing that is not a threat and will quickly fail and disappear.

The real propaganda is not going to be revealed for what it is on the news any time soon. Those in power did not get that power by being complete idiots. They got it by being smarter than us.

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by zima on Sun 5th Nov 2017 00:02 in reply to "Comment Title"
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If "they" are smarter, perhaps "they" deserve to be on top... ;)

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by Dr.Cyber on Sun 5th Nov 2017 11:45 in reply to "RE: Comment Title"
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If "they" are smarter, perhaps "they" deserve to be on top... ;)

So I guess you have no problem with those Indian scammers who scam old people out of their life savings? Because 'If "they" are smarter, perhaps "they" deserve to be on top'.

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