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Digitally Literate #207

The Great Hack Digitally Lit #207 – 7/27/2019 Hi all, my name is Ian O’Byrne and welcome to issue #207 of Digitally Literate. In this newsletter I distill the news of the week in technology into an easy-to-read resource. Thank you for reading. Please subscribe if you haven’t already. This week I worked on a…

Documents Show How Russia’s Troll Army Hit America

Documents Show How Russia’s Troll Army Hit America (BuzzFeed News)

The adventures of Russian agents like The Ghost of Marius the Giraffe, Gay Turtle, and Ass — exposed for the first time.

Buzzfeed report in 2014. All annotations in context. Russia’s campaign to shape international opinion around its invasion of Ukraine has extended to recruiting and training a new cadre of online trolls that have been deployed to spread the Kremlin’s message on the comments section of top American websites. Plans attached to emails leaked by a…

Fake ‘Ukrainian’ News Websites Run by Russian ‘Troll Army’ Offshoots

Fake ‘Ukrainian’ News Websites Run by Russian ‘Troll Army’ Offshoots (Global Voices)

A new investigation of Russia's information war has revealed fake 'Ukrainian' news sites are actually hosted, operated, and staffed in Russia without any local correspondents.

Aric Toler on GlobalVoices as part of the RuNet Echo Project. All annotations in context. creating a new international news operation called Sputnik to “provide an alternative viewpoint on world events.” More and more, though, the Kremlin is manipulating the information sphere in more insidious ways.   In June, BuzzFeed published a detailed feature on this operation, through which…

Social Network Analysis Reveals Full Scale of Kremlin's Twitter Bot Campaign

Social Network Analysis Reveals Full Scale of Kremlin’s Twitter Bot Campaign

With the aid of open-source tools, Internet researcher Lawrence Alexander gathered and visualized data on nearly 20,500 pro-Kremlin Twitter accounts, revealing the massive scale of information manipulation attempts on the RuNet. In what is the first part of a two-part analysis, he explains how he did it and what he found. All annotations in context.…

Twitter thread on disinformation & propaganda from Foster Grant P.I.

Foster Grant P.I. 🇺🇸 on Twitter (Twitter)

“Those fault lines sound familiar. Build the Wall? Black Lives Matter? Gay wedding cakes? That's not to say the organizations working those issues are un-American. But Congressional hearings and indictments are showing – RU agitated the issues to shape the election.”

https://twitter.com/fostergrantpi/status/1018255684465582085 Full Thread Here

The Curious Case of the Russian Flash Mob at the West Palm Beach Cheesecake Factory

The Curious Case of the Russian Flash Mob at the West Palm Beach Cheesecake Factory | Radiolab | WNYC Studios from wnycstudios

When Robert Mueller released his indictment a few days ago, alleging that 13 Russian nationals colluded to disrupt the 2016 elections, we had a lot of questions.

Radiolab podcast on February 20th, 2018. We don’t do breaking news. But when Robert Mueller released his indictment a few days ago, alleging that 13 Russian nationals colluded to disrupt the 2016 elections, we had a lot of questions. Who are these Russian individuals sowing discord? And who are these Americans that were manipulated?? Join…