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#BREAKING #MH17 crash investigators (JIT) announce murder charges on notorious Russian FSB colonel Igor Girkin + 3 others for ordering Russian BUK missile to fire on civilian plane that killed 298 people in July 2014, early in Russia’s invasion of Ukraine…
Instrumental in making critical breakthroughs in #MH17 crash investigation, @Bellingcat details what Girkin, Dubinsky, Pulatov & Kharchenko did to earn the title of first murder suspects JIT will prosecute for 298 murders… #Russia #Ukraine #JusticeForMH17
@bellingcat For 5 years #Russia's propagandists have denied responsibility for downing #MH17 w/ the now familiar #disinformation ad absurdum blitz. Today's @JITMH17 murder charges prove objective facts DO exist, truth CAN be known. May this be another nail in the Kremlin #propaganda coffin.
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Thread: Pro-#Assad Activists, Disinformation, & Ignorance

Roll with me while I describe a case illustrating how pro-Assad activists amplify #Russia #Propaganda --- but don't know basics of disinfo they spread.

It begins w latest smear of #WhiteHelmets in northwest #Syria (1/x)
Background: Since they formed n 2013, & especially since #Russia military i-vention n 2015, #WhiteHelmets are top target of disinfo

Part of this is to cover #Russia-regime bombing & mass killing of civilians. Part is to demoralize people amid pro-#Assad offensives.

#Syria (2/x)
Re campaign v. #WhiteHelmets:…

On Sunday, @VanessaBeeley - key disinfo figure used by #Russia & #Assad regime - tried latest smear by pushing 2015 video from #Idlib in #Syria as "terrorist affiliations" of @SyriaCivilDef

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It also shows how far yet to come. I fear #ETHI are falling short on addressing how to regulate, and improve governance and oversight of the subterranean influence industry #CambridgeAnalytica #SCL - GDPR fails here too. Dual strategy needed! Can we talk? @bobzimmermp @beynate
I’m alarmed by how much of what I know about #CambridgeAnalytica #scl is unaddressed in the debates taking place which are focused on #facebook - there needs to be a fuller understanding of the political economy of the substrate of #disinformation and influence companies
The business model of how the influence industry companies operate and how this is enabled and how it makes us vulnerable is not being addressed directly.
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[1/3] Our investigation has uncovered a massive flood of #disinformation ahead of #EUelections2019. @Facebook has taken down pages with over 500 million views but it’s the tip of the iceberg. Our findings in this brand new report, here our press release:
[2/3] @Facebook failed to unearth the huge networks of #disinformation that Avaaz uncovered ahead of #EUelections2019. Now they’re taking pages down. 77 gone but we reported over 500 pages to them. They should have all of them taken down ASAP. For press, write to:
[3/3] Far-right networks found spreading #disinformation 6 million times a day. Staggering numbers discovered by @Avaaz in this new report: @Facebook is moving to takedown pages but in time to save #EUelections2019?
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“What the agency does not report, does not take place”…
Most of international news coverage in Western #media is provided by three global news agencies based in New York, London and Paris. The key role played by these agencies means Western media often report on the same topics, even using the same wording
«The central role of news agencies also explains why, in geopolitical conflicts, most #media use the same original sources. In the Syrian war, for example, the “Syrian Observatory for Human Rights” – a dubious one-man organization based in London – featured prominently»
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BEWARE of accounts pushing complacency themes!

Criticizing elected officials intelligently is a core tenet of good citizenship and vital to democracy. Dismissing it is a MAGA-like tactic. See hashtag #HowILearnedDissent to see how we used to learn and add yours.

Or being fooled into 🌳inaction🌳 because of magical 3D chess or some "secret" opp known only to some Murdoch shills? Allegedly.
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Here's an old IRA meme. Besides trying to undermine Mueller,

• What's it amplifying?
Anti-Islamic bigotry: "RADICAL," "TERRORISM," and two references to the religion in one little meme.
Packed with flavor, so to speak.

💭Is "MERICAN FURY" a dog whistle?
🔎What's this account amplifying?
I've expressed some similar sentiments...OCCASIONALLY. Many of us have. This is amplification of negative themes:

• Nothing matters
• Feelings of powerlessness

💭These are also depression symptoms
🔎What's this account amplifying?

• Mueller should "defend himself"
• The Democrats in Congress are useless
• You can't believe anything
• Mysticism (prayer instead of action)
• Trump won (it's futile, why bother)
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More of @/karolcummins sowing seeds of doubt and division by amplifying post of fellow #TeamPatriot connection @/Counterchekist, adding her own bits - notice the commenter seems puzzled for good reason - then used the Politico article to round things up.
Remember, Politico recently compared Trump to John F. Kennedy.

And notice how Politico chose to characterize Congresswoman Omar in image two.

Does Politico have a "thing" against Democrats? See image 3.
Framing the @justicedems as EXTREME left and opposite the extreme right GOP on the "horseshoe" is a common theme with @/karolcummins & #TeamPatriot.

Here, Karol is "teaching" us about the big, scary "CONTROLLED OPPOSITION" conspiracy by the "INSURGENTS!" OMG! 😱

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If we are merely a LARP asking questions on the Chans, why are we being attacked daily by some of the world's biggest media co's, social media co's deliberately applying censorship/banning, shills paid/inserted to disrupt (media matters), blue checkmark coordinated attacks, etc?
All for a '#conspiracy' on the Chans?
All for a '#LARP'?
Why is there a constant flow of disinformation being pushed re: Q?
#Disinformation push re: #Mueller is a white hat.
FAKE & FALSE narrative.

FYI 15 q posts with BLOCKADE mentioned
When you can't attack the info directly, you attack the source, if that fails, you 'create false misleading info' to discredit knowing 'select' 'unaware' followers would not take the time to self-corroborate the claims (same vehicle/tactics used by #FAKENEWS media).
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Taiwan may be taking a stand against the CCP's United Front. My latest column:…
Through its United Front Department, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) runs a worldwide program to subvert other countries by manipulating the open nature of free societies.
In Taiwan, however, the CCP may soon find it more difficult to run these operations. Democratic Progressive Party legislator Lee Chun-yi pledged on April 6 to propose a new “anti-united front act.”
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1. Talking at #EmTechDigital today on 'Preparing for #Deepfakes: Trust and Truth' placing in broader framework of how we think about AI and social good. My cliffnotes here in this thread… (in great company with @red_abebe and @latonero)
2. Quick intro for those don't know @witnessorg; work on helping anyone, anywhere using video and tech for human rights. We're focused on making you more effective, ethical and safe if you do. And that means also keeping eye out for emerging tech threats
3. Big emerging tech threats we're concerned about now are: #AI at intersection with #disinformation, #media manipulation and rising #authoritarianism. We know this is where the rubber hits the road for activists and civic witnesses on the ground.
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Humanity faces an enemy hell-bent to control every aspect of our lives. We're fighting back against globalism now by exposing #Fakenews & #Disinformation.

We can take the "narrative" away from these lazy story tellers.

Are you in?

There are multiple entities operating globally to spread various types of propaganda.

Below is just one example of the type of influence they are capable of.

It's way more complex than most realize. Very much based on the manipulation of cognitive function & behaviors.
Another important key to overcoming propaganda is realizing we're being forced into high tension situations in order to expose our fracture points.

The old divide & conquer strategy but we now have paid actors/agents targeting & infiltrating our groups to sow doubt.
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I ran across a cluster of twitter accounts targeting multiple different countries. They are newly minted accounts supported by multiple networks of #Bots #Trolls and inauthentic accounts. I haven't figured out of it's a #spam network or #disinformation
The most logical explanation is spam. BUT the amount of bots the trolls that retweet these accounts is extremely suspect.
these accounts were found while looking around at some data I pulled from this set of accounts in this thread.
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Just learned about #TeamPillowForts while blocking another account tweeting #disinformation. Turns out there's a 😠nest of accounts that ties back @LouiseMensch and therefore to Rupert Murdoch.

These times are hard enough without fake resisters gaining then abusing our trust.
@LouiseMensch Rupert Murdoch owns Fox Entertainment Group, which includes the Fox News entertainment channel.…
Louise Mensch (2016): "A News Corp spokesman confirmed that Mensch has been working for the company owned by Rupert Murdoch on 'digital projects in the creative/strategic arena.'"…
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Another bad day for #Facebook: Psych researcher Aleksandr Kogan who helped #CambridgeAnalytica mine private data from 87 million Facebook users sues FB for defamation. Almost a year to the day since we first learned of the massive privacy breach scandal, which FB blamed on Kogan.
🔥"This is not democracy, spreading lies in darkness, paid for with illegal cash…It's subversion & you are accessories…handmaidens to authoritarians"—brilliant @carolecadwalla @TEDTalks on technology platforms & election manipulation—#Brexit #Trump #CambridgeAnalytica #Facebook
#Facebook Expects to Be Fined Up to $5 Billion by FTC For Privacy Breaches, including 87 million users' data harvesting scandal by Aleksandr Kogan for #CambridgeAnalytica, Bannon's political consulting firm building voter profiles for Trump campaign…
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1) @realDonaldTrump @WhiteHouse @POTUS
#QAnon drop No. 2919...
Repost of bottom 2/3 of 1668. #Nunes notes the unofficial sharing of intel by #FVEY's nations. [#Illegally!] Welcome 2the #DS!
Link 2 @GeorgePapa19 #Tweet on #Clapper's recent silence.
2) #QAnon drop No. 2920...
Stacked drop, last over a repost of #Q 1164.
This is an explanation of how #FVEY was used to circumvent data collection laws. Also, how #Hussein, #HRC, #LL,Brennan & #Clapper met in a #SCIF 2plan their #SurveillanceOp & #CoupAttempt.
3) #QAnon drop No. 2921...
#Q drops a repost of No. 1828.
This drop is a heavy data set & the next tweet in this thread will be of a decode graphic of No. 1828...
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💥NEW: #Manafort lawyers argue for reduced sentence, attacking Mueller for "misinformation," "not being able to find Russian collusion," vilifying Manafort. Seems like a Hail Mary, angling for a pardon. IRONY: Manafort used vilification for years—as a sword. Now it's his shield.
This is rich: #Manafort says his life's work is "promoting democratic values" as a political consultant. He didn't even promote democratic values in US! He ran Reagan's Southern strategy. Abroad he worked mostly for dictators. Does he think Judge Ellis' clerks don't use Google??
#FridayFlashback #Manafort promoted propaganda smears for corrupt authoritarians—not "democratic values." THREAD on disinformation he planted to vilify political rivals of pro-Russia clients in Ukraine (against Tymoshenko) AND in US (against Clinton)
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In 2018, ISD identified est 30MIL uses of word “#QAnon” across Twitter, YouTube Reddit & 4chan. Q Europe, Q Britannia & Q Deutschland already gearing up to influence voting behaviour in a crucial election that will determine future of European…8nG0k2lm
What does #FEAR look like?
30MIL use ‘Qanon’ across ‘censored’ platforms?
Incorrect, much more.

How can an entity known only as '#Q' (face-less, name-less, fame-less, etc.) begin to ask questions on 4ch (now 8ch) & build something of this magnitude?
How can this same 'Q' entity garner such a massive amount of World Wide #MSM [#FAKE NEWS] attention [attacks]?
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IMPORTANT -> The Final Report of @CommonsCMS Fake News Inquiry is out!!! Among other things. Great to see it highlights my proposals for how to tackle conflicts of interest in the influence industry - will we now see action on this? #fakenews #disinformation #CambridgeAnalytica
@CommonsCMS The report recommends acting on these proposals - it argues that: 'Currently the strategic communications industry is largely self-regulated. The UK
Government should consider new regulations that curb bad behaviour in this industry' Read full report here:…
@CommonsCMS It emphasizes: 'There needs to be transparency in these strategic communications companies,
with a public record of all campaigns that they work on, both at home and abroad.'
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🇻🇪 CIA weapons shipment destined for #Venezuela|n rebels?
That's what the authorities are saying.
O/C that would be completely out of character... 🙄

While @CalibreObscura is pouring over the pictures of the guns, I'm way more interested in the plane!…
🇺🇸 American-registered N881YV (ICAO:AC23C6) is a Boeing 767 Cargo plane (no windows) operated by 21 Air, LLC. The company was registered in 2014 to fly cargo from Orlando to Miami with two planes.

Two? How do you run a cargo company with 2 planes?…
That's okay, don't be worried about their business; they're super busy, and do not just fly the Miami-Orlando cargo circuit as documented; they fly all over! They're into wet leasing. What's wet leasing?
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🚨🤯"Bloggers from Moscow"?! That's what Trump called Russia's indicted military intelligence GRU and troll army of information warriors!! How much you wanna bet he got this propaganda from one of his conversations with PUTIN?!… #TrumpRussia #RussianAsset
🤔Did Trump reveal something from a conversation with Putin? When asked about Mueller's 34 criminal indictments/pleas re subverting our election, he pulls out this line—w/ a verbal drum roll—as if it's new info: "OK You Ready? Ok…Ready?…Many of them were BLOGGERS FROM MOSCOW"🤯
Trump's new lie continues his pattern of denying & covering for Putin's attack on America. Mueller indicted 3 Russian companies & 25 Russians
—13 of St Petersburg IRA propaganda troll army
—12 Russian GRU hackers—military intelligence officers
—Exactly ZERO "Bloggers from Moscow"
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NEW: Russians used discovery process—FORGING DOCUMENTS—to run a #disinformation campaign to discredit #Mueller & “ongoing investigations into Russian interference in the US political system.” Not too surprising since Russian #propaganda often uses fakery for f*ckery. #TrumpRussia
Key in the news of Russians abusing discovery process to discredit ongoing investigations: They claimed to have (hacked) ALL Mueller's evidence and found NO COLLUSION. Well, that sounds familiar. Putin's still aligned w/ and helping Trump. Against the US.…
More indictments coming? New Mueller court filing has also identified "uncharged individuals & entities" who are interfering w/ US govt functions. And Russians used fake/altered evidence from the probe to discredit the investigation. Trump does the same, people. @davidcicilline
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