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JUNE 2021

Facebook Removes Alleged Russian Left-Wing Disinformation Network For Not Supporting Joe Biden

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Facebook Removes Alleged Russian Left-Wing Disinformation Network For Not Supporting Joe Biden

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On September 1st, Facebook published its “August 2020 Coordinated Inauthentic Behavior Report.”

The detailed report can be found here [pdf].

First of all, in general, the report actually targeted more accounts from the United States and Pakistan than from Russia.

It is obvious which accounts got the most media coverage, however.

The tally is this:

  1. We removed a small network of 13 Facebook accounts and two Pages linked to individuals associated with past activity by the Russian Internet Research Agency (IRA). This activity focused primarily on the US, UK, Algeria and Egypt, in addition to other English-speaking countries and countries in the Middle East and North Africa.

The Internet Research Agency is the one that was indicted in allegedly attempting to influence the 2016 Presidential Election in the United States, and there still seems to be no evidence to back it up, but still it’s fact in any Western reports and MSM ones, to boot.

  1. We removed 55 Facebook accounts, 42 Pages and 36 Instagram accounts linked to US-based strategic communications firm CLS Strategies. This network focused primarily on Venezuela and also on Mexico and Bolivia.

Roughly 4 times more accounts, 20 times more pages, and Instagram accounts, and they’re focused on the areas where the US has a staked interest such as drug war, regime change (Venezuela) and so on.

  1. We removed 453 Facebook accounts, 103 Pages, 78 Groups and 107 Instagram accounts operated from Pakistan and focused on Pakistan and India.

This one is commonplace, it doesn’t really relate to the US or anything besides India and Pakistan themselves, so it doesn’t require “much attention.”

Now, in some sort of “karmic circle” it appears that the first ever network “engaging in coordinated inauthentic behavior” was allegedly operated by the Saint Petersburg-operated Internet Research Agency, and so was the 100th, which was removed in August 2020.

Following is the real issue why this “misinformation campaign” and its removal were significant.

The Internet Research Agency allegedly created a “fake leftwing news publication, staffed it with fake editors with AI-generated photos and hired real freelance reporters as part of a fresh influence operation detected and removed by Facebook.”

The network had 13 accounts and two pages, with about 14,000 total followers. Surely it could swing the entire election.

To make things worse, it was a left-wing campaign which didn’t support US Presidential Candidate Joe Biden – which appears to be most disturbing part.

The Facebook accounts and pages were designed to bolster PeaceData.net, an English- and Arabic-language website that claims to be a “global news organization” and all of its editor staff is made-up.

Facebook’s head of security policy, Nathaniel Gleicher said that much effort was put forward in producing these fakes, and only to apparently influence a minimal number of people.

“They put substantial effort into creating elaborate fictitious personas, trying to make fake accounts look as real as possible,” Gleicher said.

“Many of the characters had profiles on Twitter and LinkedIn. Twitter said on Tuesday that it had suspended five accounts associated with PeaceData for “platform manipulation that we can reliably attribute to Russian state actors.”

Furthermore, some of its content was copied from other website, but some was produced by Freelancer, who weren’t even cheated – they were paid on time and in full.

“Another writer said he was approached via direct message on Twitter and offered $200-$250 apiece, more than he was usually paid for writing.

“I was just trying to get more bylines and get paid to do what I want to do,” he said. “I’ve interacted with editors who do far less than what they were doing, and they paid faster than some publications … I’m a freelance writer – I’m used to being taken advantage of.”

Here comes the puzzling part: PeaceData’s coverage of the US portrayed the country as “war-mongering and law-breaking abroad while being racked by racism, Covid-19, and cutthroat capitalism at home” which is quite literally, word for word, how the Black Lives Matter movement portray the United States.

The website was quite negative of US President Donald Trump, but it also had a quite hostile tone towards Joe Biden and his VP candidate Kamala Harris – which is obviously, the most worrisome point to take away.

The US-focused content of PeaceData appeared designed to “build a leftwing audience and steer it away from Biden’s campaign.”

Both Facebook and Graphika concluded that the operation had been detected and taken down before causing significant damage.

“It follows a steady pattern where particularly Russian actors have gotten better at hiding who they are, but their impact is smaller and smaller and they are getting caught earlier,” Gleicher said. “These actors are caught between a rock and hard place: run a large network that gets caught quickly or run a small network that has limited reach.”

The website itself published a statement saying that all of the reports were slander.

Regardless, what is noteworthy here is that, it evidently isn’t such a big issue that it could be a propaganda tool, but rather that the network could be a propaganda tool that goes against Joe Biden and the Democrats, even though it actually repeats and propagates the actual content that Black Lives Matter push forward.

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Lone Ranger

Zukerfuckers Facefook…

Sauron

Its ok to be pro Biden or pro Trump on American social media, as long as your are not affiliated with foreign powers. Which is fair enough from national security point of view.
And social media seems to determine the foreign power behind any media, by the opinion (articles) of that media towards that foreign power. If they post only positive articles about foreign power (Russia, China, Zimbabwe, or whoever), it is determined to be behind that media.
And lets face it, no one is an angel in this world to have only positive articles about itself.

Zaphod Braden

America, the “MASTERBLASTER” from the movie “Thunderdome” a giant moron ridden on and directed by Twisted Jewish Dwarves ……..
The SenateHORES are borrowing an extra $38BILLION from Communist China to GIVE to Socialist Israel —- even as American children go to bed cold, hungry, and sick …….. even as $25Billion is TOO MUCH for America to pay for a wall to protect YOUR family.
Chunks of that money will be quietly given to your SenateHORES as BRIBES ,,,,

“Israeli intervention in US elections vastly overwhelms anything the Russians may have done, I mean, even to the point where the prime minister of Israel, Netanyahu, goes directly to Congress, without even informing the president, and speaks to Congress, with overwhelming applause, to try to undermine the president’s policies – what happened with Obama and Netanyahu in 2015,” he added.
https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2018/07/31/…esidential-election Where is the investigation of ISRAELI “collusion in American elections”?!
https://viableopposition.blogspot.ca/2017/07/washington-which-nation-is-really.html
http://www.veteranstoday.com/2015/10/29/how-soon-can-we-get-aipac-owned-traitors-out-of-congress/
https://www.opensecrets.org/industries/indus.php?ind=Q05
How many of YOUR/America’s $4+BILLION in WELFARE given to Israel every year comes back to America in the form of BRIBES to “american” politicians? Traitors voting to give Israel MORE, so they can get bigger BRIBES
NOTE: Congress NEVER visits Palestinian areas because they get NO BRIBES.
http://investmentwatchblog.com/former-us-lawmaker-cynthia-mckinney-says-every-candidate-for-congress-has-to-sign-a-pledge-to-vote-for-supporting-the-military-superiority-of-israel/
“Israel Buys the US Congress: Sabotaging the US-Iran Peace Negotiations”
https://www.globalresearch.ca/israel-buys-…um=related_articles
Trump’s Transition Team Colluded With Israel. Why Isn’t That News? http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/48376.htm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwLaXxSQi80 Sheldon Adelson BUYS GOP & Trump

Concrete Mike

What about being pro or anti israel?
I see an american political and intellectual scene that is now, for lack of a better term, beholden to israeli political pressure groups. BITCHING ABOUT RUSSIAN INTERFERENCE WHEN ALL CANDIDATES PANDER TO AIPAC IS BEYOND STUPIDITY!!
How long will we tolerate this hypocrisy?
When will the people stand up to constant israeli politcal interference?
ENOUGH!

I think is cleanup operation by faceberg and friends, their job is to manufacture consent. The status quo must be preserved

Sauron

Being pro-Israel is a requirement for both Dems and GOP. Therefore only thing they can criticize each other in regards to Israel can be, not being pro-Israeli enough.
If ethnic Russians create business network in a size jews have in US, they surely they can claim such a support as well. But most russians in US are hard working lower middle class, which is not enough for such an influence.

Phoron

Sadly that’s true, and it will never happen because jews have nearly full-spectrum cultural dominance over the USA, which began with Christian Dispensationalism- which turned many American Christians into zionist cucks who literally worship jews- , allowing jewish control of mass media, and the Frankfurt school’s long march thru institutions beginning with academia.

Zaphod Braden

These PUBLICLY TRADED Corporations are violating OUR Constitutional Rights and their Boards of Directors should be Criminally Prosecuted. Facebook and Twitter both hide behind the LIE that, “Hey, we’re private companies” They ARE NOT private, they are PUBLICLY TRADED on the NASDAQ
Furthermore, in “Marsh vs Alabama.” Marsh was forbidden to hand out religious tracts in a company-owned town in Alabama. Marsh won.SCOTUS ruled that a private corporation operating in a public capacity is legally bound by the First Amendment.
They advertize themselves as PUBLIC SOCIAL MEDIA and then violate Your Civil RIght of Free .Speech
FACEBOOK, TWITTER, YOUTUBE, REDDIT, GOOGLE are PLACES OF PUBLIC GATHERING, “SOCIAL Media”, and ADVERTISE themselves as PUBLIC places.. They are also PUBLICLY TRADED CORPORATIONS, listed on the New york Stock exchange. File complaints with the SEC, and every “Human Rights” agency. File complaints with the NYSE for Bigotry and Discrimination.
FACEBOOK is a PUBLIC SPACE therefore it has no right or legal option to censor participants. FACEBOOK is a PUBLICLY TRADED company, NOT a “private entity” and it solicits PUBLIC memberships.
the FCC removed the telecommunication companies from the Net Neutrality laws and they are to be treated as Internet companies, rather than like regulated phone service companies.So as with ALL companies they cannot DISCRIMINATE.
They advertise themselves as “Social Media & Public Spaces” so everything that is covered under the First Amendment can be posted there. ….. these “Social Media” can & should also be sued for violating People’s 1st Amendment RIGHTS to speak freely in PUBLIC SPACES.
giant tech firms that are publically traded that take government subsidies are not private. They should have to follow the same rules that all government contractors have to follow.
Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, etc. engaging in politically motivated censorship is like your meter reader shutting off your electricity because you have a Trump sign on your lawn. These social media have become like public utilities and therefore have no right to engage in political censorship. It is way past time to impose common carrier status on social media. Just like the phone company cannot censor your conversations there, social media should not be allowed to interfere with content there. Social media is the modern day phone company.
“It is way past time to impose common carrier status on social media.”
Meanwhile, Ajit Pai of the FCC has disallowed common carrier status for ISPs and, moreover, has allowed them to censor content, block websites, raise prices for everyone, and wage class war by using an excellent standard of speed and service for the rich and an inferior one (slow speed and service) for the non-rich.
“Social media is the modern day phone company.” – and also a potent means of grassroots organization. By censoring one side they are DENYING the CIVIL RIGHT to organize and associate.
Depriving people of free speech is a HATE CRIME in itself.
They are violating YOUR CIVIL RIGHTS by denying you the means of communication.

Potato Man

Most social medias are now becoming everyone’s “safe place”.
You can only like posts.
You can’t say “bad” words.
Most of the platforms becoming soft porn sites, or even porn site. Tumblr blocked porn and it got fuked.
Post something people don’t like and goodbye.
BTW who the fuk use FB.

Phoron

Marc Cuckersperg is just the pubic face of FaceBerg, the real power behind it is the Globochomo deep state.

johnny rotten

With fakebook totalitarianism no longer needs black-shirted squads, now without truncheon and castor oil the lie is imposed on the masses with simple algorithms, it will take much more than a revolution to bring down these monsters, much more drastic methods will be needed because this madness is unacceptable.

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