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Monday, December 17, 2018

New Report On 2016 Reveals Massive Scope Of Russian Social Media Subversion

The Russian government deployed intelligence assets to carry out a massive disinformation campaign on every major social media platform to support Donald Trump and the Republicans in 2016 and beyond, according to a new report prepared for the Senate Intelligence Committee.

In an exclusive story published Sunday evening, the Washington Post revealed details of the report, which is based on “the millions of posts provided by major technology firms” to the Senate committee during its investigation of Russian election interference. According to the Post:

The research — by Oxford University’s Computational Propaganda Project and Graphika, a network analysis firm — offers new details of how Russians working at the Internet Research Agency, which U.S.



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GOP Should Not Control The Pelosi Narrative

Reprinted with permission from Uexpress.

 

Nancy Pelosi is a 78-year-old mother of five and grandmother of eight. Born in Baltimore and raised a Catholic, she has been married to the same man, wealthy investor Paul Pelosi, for 55 years. That thumbnail biography suggests a traditional Italian-American wife and mother who would never seek a high-profile career.

But Pelosi is also a political dynamo, shrewd, indefatigable and tough, as her recent Oval Office sparring match with President Donald Trump showed. She has earned her place at the table — she’s often the only woman in the room — and she ought to keep it until she gives it up willingly.…

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GOP Paid Fox News Host Pirro $25K For Speech

Reprinted with permission from MediaMatters.

 

Earlier this year, the Kern County Republican Central Committee in California paid Fox News host Jeanine Pirro $25,000 to keynote a fundraiser that also featured House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA). The very next day, McCarthy, whose district includes most of the county, appeared on Pirro’s show and thanked her for giving “a great speech.”

Pirro is a Republican who hosts the weekend show Justice with Judge Jeanine. She appeared at a campaign rally with President Donald Trump last month. Fox News subsequently claimed that it “does not condone any talent participating in campaign events,” which is a blatant lie.…

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