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  • Fusion GPS-Linked Group Worked With Tech Company Tied To Russian ‘False Flag’ Operation

    01/10/2019 10:34:02 PM PST · by Trump_the_Evil_Left · 35 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | January 10, 2019 | Chuck Ross
    A non-profit group linked to Fusion GPS has ties to a cybersecurity firm recently implicated in a self-described “false flag” operation in the Alabama Senate race. The Democracy Integrity Project, which works with Fusion GPS and dossier author Christopher Steele, partnered before the 2018 midterms with New Knowledge, an Austin-based firm that has been tied to an operation that created fake Russian bots in Alabama’s December 2017 special election. New Knowledge recently produced a report for the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and TDIP’s founder was in contact with two Democrats from the committee. A nonprofit group linked to Fusion...
  • Will eBay Founders Omidyar's First Look Media Make Waves?

    02/11/2014 8:20:28 AM PST · by BansheeBill · 6 replies
    Ecommercebytes blog ^ | Julia Wilkinson
    eBay Founder Pierre Omidyar is starting a news outlet called First Look Media. In the site's animated video, he describes it as "a new kind of marriage between a technology company and a new kind of newsroom," and that one of its goals will be to "make it easier for journalists to deliver the transformative stories we all need." Omidyar is known as a philanthropist, and has put his money where his mouth is (in this case, he is reportedly investing $250 million in the First Look venture). His Omidyar Network - with its funding of many altruistic initiatives such...
  • The Democrats’ Biggest Expert Accusing Republicans of Russian Trolling Was a Russian Troll

    12/30/2018 6:36:24 PM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 25 replies
    FrontPage ^ | December 31, 2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Democrats’ Biggest Expert Accusing Republicans of Russian Trolling Was a Russian Troll They invented the Russian conspiracy, then they faked the crimes. December 31, 2018 Daniel Greenfield Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism. When the Democrats and the media wanted to prove that Russian trolls were everywhere, and supporting Republicans, they turned to Jonathon Morgan and Renee DiResta. Morgan and DiResta had originally been part of Obama’s futile effort to fight ISIS on social media, before discovering a much more lucrative...
  • Senate Security Expert Suspended From Facebook - RussiaGate Crumbling

    12/28/2018 6:47:23 PM PST · by OddLane · 17 replies
    Youtube ^ | Jimmy Dore
    Debunking the Russiagate conspiracy theory.
  • Internet billionaire Reid Hoffman apologizes for funding a group tied to disinformation...

    12/26/2018 6:41:35 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 23 replies
    WP ^ | 12/26/18 | Tony Romm , Craig Timberg, Aaron C. Davis
    Internet billionaire Reid Hoffman apologized on Wednesday for funding a group linked to a “highly disturbing” effort that spread disinformation during last year’s Alabama special election for U.S. Senate, but said he was not aware that his money was being used for this purpose. Hoffman’s statement is his first acknowledgement of his ties to a campaign that adopted tactics similar to those deployed by Russian operatives during the 2016 presidential election. In Alabama, the Hoffman-funded group allegedly used Facebook and Twitter to undermine support for Republican Roy Moore and boost Democrat Doug Jones, who narrowly won the race. Hoffman, the...
  • Secret Experiment in Alabama Senate Race Imitated Russian Tactics

    12/19/2018 7:43:02 PM PST · by Brilliant · 24 replies
    NY Slimes ^ | Dec 19, 2018 | Scott Shane and Alan Blinder
    As Russia’s online election machinations came to light last year, a group of Democratic tech experts decided to try out similarly deceptive tactics in the fiercely contested Alabama Senate race, according to people familiar with the effort and a report on its results... One participant in the Alabama project, Jonathon Morgan, is the chief executive of New Knowledge, a small cyber security firm that wrote a scathing account of Russia’s social media operations in the 2016 election that was released this week by the Senate Intelligence Committee. An internal report on the Alabama effort, obtained by The New York Times,...