David Olliver

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Bending the Will of the People: Fake News, Russian Propaganda and How it Threatens the Foundations of U.S. Democracy

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Here’s the thing about Russian propaganda: they are very, very good at what they do. The Russian book of dirty tricks has surely only expanded and been brought to new depths of depravity under ex-KGB honcho Vladimir Putin. The people implementing the dirty tricks in play these days are not afraid to stoop to levels of dishonesty and incitement that are truly disturbing.

David Olliver

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Intel Vets Challenge ‘Russia Hack’ Evidence

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In a memo to President Trump, a group of former U.S. intelligence officers, including NSA specialists, cite new forensic studies to challenge the claim of the key Jan. 6 “assessment” that Russia “hacked” Democratic emails last year.  MEMORANDUM FOR: The President FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) SUBJECT: WasRead More…

David Olliver

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Armies of Cyber-Troops Manipulating Public Opinion

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The Computational Propaganda Research Project (COMPROP) investigates the interaction of algorithms, automation and politics. This work includes analysis of how tools like social media bots are used to manipulate public opinion by amplifying or repressing political content, disinformation, hate speech, junk or fake news.

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