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Beware the Harvesters

There’s a thing out there on Twitter with the initials FBR.  I ignored it awhile. Then it started invading my timeline. And all the red flags and whistles of the campaign of 2016 went into full-blown alert status. 398 more words

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The Praetorian Guard - An eternal, political and social, example to avoid

Article writer: Evaggelos A’

The Praetorian Guard was the elite body of the Roman armed forces for many years. It was founded in 27 b.C. during the reign of Octavianus Augustus and it was consisted of 9 cohorts (later on became 10) of 1,000 men each. 690 more words

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New York Times: To Stir Discord in 2016, Russians Turned Most Often to Facebook

New York Times: To Stir Discord in 2016, Russians Turned Most Often to Facebook. “In 2014, Russians working for a shadowy firm called the Internet Research Agency started gathering American followers in online groups focused on issues like religion and immigration. 44 more words

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Los Angeles Times: The goal was espionage. The tactics were social media 101

Los Angeles Times: The goal was espionage. The tactics were social media 101. “If a brand today wants to promote a new product, it would order its social media team to tailor posts that resonate with its audience, buy targeted ads to reach impressionable eyeballs, and closely monitor the performance of its messaging to ensure it reaches, and influences, as many viewers as possible. 26 more words

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The Daily Beast: Russian Troll Factory Alum Selling Social Media Mobs for $299 a Month

The Daily Beast: Russian Troll Factory Alum Selling Social Media Mobs for $299 a Month. “Ever wished your personal or corporate Facebook account had the same polish and verve as the legion of fake accounts created by Russia’s election trolls? 30 more words

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Lazy news gathering through social media unhealthy for democracy

I posed a series of questions to one of my classes this week that brought out an interesting pattern of results.

I first asked them to report about their time spent on consumption of general news, instructing them to exclude time spent on things such as sports and entertainment news. 916 more words

Reliable Stelter? I Don't Decry Trump's Madness (Yes I Do); We're Not Anti-Trump (We Are)

By Tim Graham ~

Earlier this week, CNN Reliable Sources host Brian Stelter oddly denied in a Clintonian way that he had ever spoken of Trump as “mentally ill.” Conservative Twitter responded by lining up many examples of Stelter questioning the president’s “mental fitness.” In a largely sympathetic interview with Andrew Chang on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation posted on February 5, they discussed Stelter proclaiming Trump’s “madness.” So why deny it on Twitter? 543 more words

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