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  • Here Come the Fake Videos, Too

    03/07/2018 8:38:30 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 53 replies
    NYTimes ^ | March 4, 2018 | Kevin Roose
    The scene opened on a room with a red sofa, a potted plant and the kind of bland modern art you’d see on a therapist’s wall. In the room was Michelle Obama, or someone who looked exactly like her. Wearing a low-cut top with a black bra visible underneath, she writhed lustily for the camera and flashed her unmistakable smile. Then, the former first lady’s doppelgänger began to strip. The video, which appeared on the online forum Reddit, was what’s known as a “deepfake” — an ultrarealistic fake video made with artificial intelligence software. It was created using a program...
  • Why Is Finland Able to Fend Off Putin’s Information War?

    02/17/2018 1:05:03 PM PST · by ransomnote · 15 replies ^ | MARCH 1, 2017 | REID STANDISH
    With elections coming up this year in France, Germany, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, and perhaps Italy, European intelligence services across the Continent have been sounding the alarm about Russian attempts to influence the outcome though targeted disinformation and propaganda, as they appeared to do in the U.S. presidential election. That brand of information war can range from pushing fake news stories and conspiracy theories to fanning the flames of existing problems — all serving to undermine public confidence in governments and institutions. Elsewhere in the Baltics and former Soviet Union, Russian-linked disinformation has worked to stoke panic and force...
  • Q Anon: Increasing levels of disinformation and trolling

    01/22/2018 9:11:45 PM PST · by ransomnote · 73 replies
    vanity | 1/22/2018 | ransomnote, content editor: Grey_Whiskers
    The following OP may not make sense unless you are familiar with Q Anon. Use the following link to read an overview of what many of us believe is the purpose of Q Anon: Note: I use the following link to quickly check for new Q posts (i.e., “drops”) and as a reference to verify content cited by other writers and vloggers. Here’s the link: I will excerpt Q’s text from the linked page in order to improve readability. I will include a reference number in parentheses; you can use the number(s) to verify quotes by checking the...
  • Why is the NY Times suddenly so interested in Trump staffer Papadopoulos (truncated)

    01/02/2018 6:23:00 AM PST · by iontheball · 23 replies
    FoxNews ^ | January 2, 2018 | Fox News
    Over the weekend, the New York Times offered up a new explanation for why the FBI launched its investigation into the alleged collusion between President Trump and the Russian Government. Chalk it up to the drunken whispers of a Trump staffer.
  • Nets Blackout Damning Text Messages from Pro-Hillary FBI Agents

    12/14/2017 4:20:08 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 31 replies
    MRC-Newsbusters ^ | 12/13/17 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    On Wednesday, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was put through the wringer by House Republicans in an open hearing when it came to the derogatory text messages sent by anti-Trump/pro-Hillary FBI officials. The texts included name-calling directed at Trump but also a cryptic message about an “insurance policy” for the “risk” of a Trump presidency. The coverage of the texts varied wildly among the network evening newscasts; from no texts shown to covering up the officials’ relation to certain FBI investigations. The FBI officials in question were investigator Peter Strzok and lawyer Lisa Page. Their messages were released as part...
  • 4chan Launches “Operation Swedistan”

    11/18/2017 9:52:11 AM PST · by SaveMySweden · 4 replies
    SMS - Save My Sweden ^ | 11/18/2011 | Jack Kenrick
    Hot off the heels of their stunningly successful It’s Ok To Be White campaign. Which managed to stir up both outrage and national media attention in multiple countries round the world. 4chan’s infamous politically incorrect board has now seemingly moved on to their next example of expert level political trolling. Their target this time? The never ending joke that is modern Sweden.
  • LVMPD and FBI in full damage control mode at latest press conference (Trunc)

    10/14/2017 7:15:56 AM PDT · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 106 replies
    Intellihub ^ | 10-13-2017 | Staff writet
    LVMPD and FBI show “hand-in-hand” solidarity in active shooter investigation, bar independent journalist from attending (INTELLIHUB) — Sheriff Joseph Lombardo of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department appeared to be visibly shaken when told reporters Friday that he wasn’t attempting to be “subversive” in previous statements he made surrounding details of the October 1 massacre at the Route 91 Music Festival where 58 people lost their lives. In the ‘no questions’ conference, which members of the independent media were not allowed to attend, the sheriff said that he’s “well aware” of the timeline dispute released by MGM Management on Thursday...
  • President Trump "This Is The Calm Before The Storm"

    10/05/2017 8:26:46 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 16 replies
    Youtube ^ | 10/05/17 | LIVE SATELLITE NEWS
    President Trump "This is the Calm before the Storm"
  • YouTube and Facebook Remove Video of Las Vegas attacker at anti-Trump protest

    10/03/2017 5:17:58 PM PDT · by Lera · 71 replies ^ | October 3, 2017 | Pamela Geller
    The video I posted here of Steve Paddock at an anti-Trump rally was removed by YouTube and Facebook I heard from Steven, the video maker. He wrote me this: Hey you used my video from youtube on the Las Vegas shooting, I just wanted to let you know they falsely accused me of promoting spam in it and deleted the video. I also received a copyright strike, the second one I got from youtube. The first one was when I exposed a child abuser that got investigated. I have the video still if you want it. Here’s what we know...
  • ISIS provides proof of Vegas claim, “careful monitoring of the crusader gathering”

    10/03/2017 6:04:07 PM PDT · by detective · 88 replies
    Shortened title. Full title: ISIS provides proof of Vegas claim, “careful monitoring of the crusader gathering” and other facts you do not know The Islamic State has provided further information (in English) to substantiate its claim that Steven Paddock was a Muslim convert who waged war in the cause of Allah in Las Vegas Sunday evening, claiming that Paddock did a reconnaissance of the site of his mass shooting. It is unwise for the authorities and the leftwing media to dismiss the Islamic State’s claims out of hand. Primarily because underestimating the Islamic State has been one of the West’s...
  • Vegas Shooter’s Girlfriend Used Multiple ID’s, Multiple SS Numbers, and Married Two Men Simult.

    10/03/2017 8:15:12 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 156 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | October 3, 2017 | sundance
    Much like the San Bernardino attack revealed a manipulative scheme for green-card marriages, so too is the Mandalay Bay Massacre revealing the use of multiple identities within the associations of the killer.  Marilou Who? Oh, and if Marilou Danley she reads these reports before getting on board her flight back from Japan, the Philippines, Indonesia, Taiwan, Australia and/or wherever the heck she really is… well, she likely ain’t coming back.  Just saying. (Via NewsWeek) Marilou Danley, the live-in girlfriend of Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock, and now a “person of interest” in the shooting investigation, is a Philippines native who has...
  • Tomi Lahren on Twitter: Las Vegas Shooter Full Story Hinted at in Press Conference

    10/03/2017 8:38:00 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 215 replies
    Tomi Lahren: Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo press conference quote. I'm telling you, where there is smoke there is fire. "This person may have radicalized unbeknownst to us, and we want to identify that source," the Sheriff told reporters, but offered no further details.
  • Republican Shadow Campaign for 2020 Takes Shape as Trump Doubts Grow

    08/05/2017 3:33:26 PM PDT · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 18 replies
    New York disinformation Times ^ | 8-5-2017 | JONATHAN MARTIN and ALEXANDER BURNS
    ...." Mike Pence’s schedule is so full of political events that Republicans joke that he is acting more like a second-term vice president hoping to clear the field than a No. 2 sworn in a little over six months ago. President Trump’s first term is ostensibly just warming up, but luminaries in his own party have begun what amounts to a shadow campaign for 2020 — as if the current occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue weren’t involved. The would-be candidates are cultivating some of the party’s most prominent donors, courting conservative interest groups and carefully enhancing their profiles. Mr. Trump...
  • Russian Officials Overheard Discussing Trump Associates.....(FAKE NEWS)

    07/12/2017 8:46:31 PM PDT · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 5 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 12, 2017 | Shane Harris
    WASHINGTON—Investigators are re-examining conversations detected by U.S. intelligence agencies in spring 2015 that captured Russian government officials discussing associates of Donald Trump, according to current and former U.S. officials, a move prompted by revelations that the president’s eldest son met with a Russian lawyer last year.
  • Democrats intentionally used disinformation from Russia to attack Trump, campaign aides

    07/11/2017 7:06:25 PM PDT · by Mariner · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 11th, 2017 | By Rowan Scarborough
    While the liberal news media hunts for evidence of Trump-Russia collusion, the public record shows that Democrats have willfully used Moscow disinformation to influence the presidential election against Donald Trump and attack his administration. The disinformation came in the form of a Russian-fed dossier written by former British intelligence agent Christopher Steele. It contains a series of unverified criminal charges against Mr. Trump’s campaign aides, such as coordinating Moscow’s hacking of Democratic Party computers. Some Democrats have widely circulated the discredited information. Mr. Steele was paid by the Democrat-funded opposition research firm Fusion GPS with money from a Hillary Clinton...
  • Trump Tweets about CNN "BS" story

    06/27/2017 6:26:09 AM PDT · by MNDude · 16 replies
    So they caught Fake News CNN cold, but what about NBC, CBS & ABC? What about the failing @nytimes & @washingtonpost? They are all Fake News! Fake News CNN is looking at big management changes now that they got caught falsely pushing their phony Russian stories. Ratings way down!
  • Obama Quietly Signs The "Countering Disinformation And Propaganda Act" Into Law

    12/26/2016 6:20:40 PM PST · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 64 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 12-26-2016 | Tyler Durden
    And so, with the likes of WaPo having already primed the general public to equate "Russian Propaganda" with "fake news" (despite admitting after the fact their own report was essentially "fake"), while the US media has indoctrinated the public to assume that any information which is not in compliance with the official government narrative, or dares to criticize the establishment, is also "fake news" and thus falls under the "Russian propaganda" umbrella, the scene is now set for the US government to legally crack down on every media outlet that the government deems to be "foreign propaganda." Just like that,...
  • Top Senate Intelligence Committee Democrat says there's no 'smoking gun' on Russian collusion.

    06/04/2017 4:46:05 PM PDT · by JerseyRepub · 19 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 06/04/2017 | NIKKI SCHWAB
    -The Senate Intelligence Committee's ranking Democrat, Sen. Mark Warner, appeared on State of the Union with Jake Tapper -Warner commented on claims Hillary Clinton made this week, in which she said Americans guided the Russians disinformation campaign -The Virginia Democrat said there's no 'smoking gun,' that points to collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign, but 'there's a lot of smoke'
  • Kremlin Tells U.S. It's 'One Step From War' As Trump Warns He Will Hit Syria AGAIN...

    04/08/2017 5:19:30 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 113 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 04/07/17 | JOHN STEVENS, TOM LEONARD and IAN DRURY for the DAILY MAIL and NICK ENOCH for Mailonline
    Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev denounced Donald Trump In the first direct American raid on Bashar al Assad’s forces, US President authorised the firing of 59 cruise missiles at military airfield Officials said it was retaliation for Assad’s use of chemical weapons US ambassador to UN: ‘We are prepared to do more but we hope that will not be necessary’ Vladimir Putin has now diverted warship the Admiral Grigorovich to protect the Syrian coast Syrian aircraft took off from al-Shayrat airfield on Friday in apparent act of defiance The Kremlin has warned the US it is ‘one step from war'...
  • George Soros Linked Group Behind Chemical Attack In Syria

    04/06/2017 12:17:31 PM PDT · by gaggs · 28 replies
    The Chemical attack in Syria has all the hallmarks of a false flag. The White Helmets, an al-Qaeda affiliated group funded by George Soros and the British government, have reportedly staged another chemical weapon attack on civilians in the Syrian city of Khan Shaykhun to lay blame on the Syrian government.