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  • The Biglaw Firm Behind The Russian Trolls Indicted In The Mueller Probe

    05/07/2018 1:54:56 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    Above the Law ^ | May 7, 2018 | By Kathryn Rubino
    If you’ve been following along with the legal twists and turns of the investigation of special counsel Robert Mueller, you know that one of the more interesting aspects was the indictment of 13 Russian citizens and three Russian businesses on crimes related to interference in the 2016 presidential election. Conventional wisdom has generally been that none of these entities would ever make an appearance or otherwise acknowledge the proceedings. However, one of the Russian businesses, Concord Management, has tapped a Biglaw firm to rep them in court. Concord Management has hired Reed Smith as their legal team. Partners Eric A....
  • Israel hopes spy Jonathan Pollard can emigrate for US embassy opening

    04/30/2018 9:22:09 AM PDT · by WisconsinRep · 132 replies
    Agence France-Presse ^ | 30 Apr 2018 | Agence France-Presse
    Israel hopes Jonathan Pollard, an American spy who served 30 years in prison for selling secrets to the Jewish state, will be allowed to emigrate there as the US moves its embassy to Jerusalem, a minister said on Monday. "I hope that President Donald Trump will offer another gift to Israelis by allowing Jonathan Pollard to come and celebrate the opening of the American embassy in Jerusalem," Israel's Transport and Intelligence Minister Yisrael Katz told army radio. "I hope that President Trump will agree to that request with Jonathan Pollard having spent so many years in prison." The United States...
  • Syrian war: The boy at the centre of conflicting tales about alleged Douma chemical attack

    04/28/2018 8:11:35 AM PDT · by raiderboy · 30 replies
    BC NEWS AUSTRALIA ^ | 4/27/2018 | Anne Barker
    Depending on who you believe, 11-year-old Hassan Diab is the victim of a chemical gas attack ordered by Bashar al-Assad's brutal regime, or: he's an unwitting pawn in a fabrication by rebel forces who deliberately staged the attack as a "provocation". Either way, the Syrian boy has become the face of a broader story about war propaganda: initially portrayed by the West as a victim, he's since become the face of Russia's claims that the chemical attack was a fiction. Hassan is the boy filmed at a hospital in Douma late on April 7, with apparent symptoms from being gassed...
  • Haley warns US is 'locked and loaded' if Syria uses chemical weapons again

    04/14/2018 10:05:47 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 77 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 14, 2018 | Adam Shaw
    U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Saturday that the United States is “locked and loaded” if the Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime uses chemical gas again in the country. Haley made the remarks at a fiery meeting of the U.N. Security Council, in which Russia and the U.S. traded barbs over the decision of the U.S., France and the United Kingdom to launch strikes in Syria on Friday in response to the alleged use of chemical weapons last week in Douma. While the Trump administration has said the strikes are now over, with Trump declaring: “Mission Accomplished!”...
  • Trump freezing Syria funds in signal of US pullback, report says

    03/30/2018 5:14:20 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 26 replies
    Fox Noose ^ | March 30, 2018
    President Donald Trump is freezing more than $200 million in funds for recovery efforts in war-torn Syria amid a reassessment of the role the U.S. should play in the drawn-out conflict there, The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. The White House ordered the State Department to put the funds on hold, the report said. According to The Journal, Trump did so after reading a news report saying that the U.S. had recently committed an additional $200 million to early recovery efforts. Exiting Secretary of State Rex Tillerson pledged the money in February in Kuwait at a meeting of the...
  • US and British troops killed in Syria blast

    03/30/2018 5:06:30 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 15 replies
    CNN (Commie News Network) ^ | March 30, 2018 | Barbara Starr, CNN Pentagon Pump
    A US service member and a member of the UK armed forces were killed in an improvised explosive device attack in the Manbij area of Syria on Thursday. A US official with knowledge of the initial reports from the battlefield told CNN the American had been killed. The UK Ministry of Defence confirmed the British death in a statement saying the soldier was embedded with US forces on a counter ISIS operation when the incident occurred.
  • What underlies THE CONCERTED HATE CAMPAIGN AGAINST RUSSIA

    03/21/2018 4:06:41 AM PDT · by Presbyterian Reporter · 61 replies
    Clive Mound ^ | March 21 2018 | Clive Mound
    Russia has done nothing to deserve its appalling treatment by Western powers and their totally controlled and subservient media - the only thing Russia did was to move into the Crimea, an area smaller than the island of Taiwan, which suited the people there as most are Russian speaking, and the reason they did that was to protect their naval base at Sevastopol after the Western inspired coup in the Ukraine. Apart from that they have done nothing and reports that they are planning to take back parts of Eastern Europe are pure fantasy. Russia has been subjected to an...
  • Now They've Crossed the Line (CNN harrasses pro-Trump 70 year old woman).

    02/21/2018 9:45:23 AM PST · by Signalman · 21 replies
    youtube ^ | 2/21/2018 | Mark Dice
    Now They've Crossed the Line (CNN harasses pro-Trump 70 year old woman).
  • Trolls on Twitter make false claims of being assaulted at screenings of 'Black Panther'

    02/18/2018 7:24:48 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 46 replies
    L A Times ^ | Feb 17, 2018
    As Marvel's latest superhero movie, "Black Panther," draws praise and rakes in millions of dollars at the box office, Twitter trolls have emerged across the country attempting to stoke racial division by spreading false reports about the film's largely African American fans. Over the last few days, users have posted false claims that they were attacked by blacks while going to see "Black Panther," the first movie from Marvel Studios led by a predominantly black cast. "It's very unfortunate that a film that is poised to become a cultural icon is being marred by this fake news," said Darnell Hunt,...
  • What really happened in Charlottesville? (vanity)

    02/16/2018 3:17:01 PM PST · by Faith Presses On · 38 replies
    I've tried to look into the truth behind "Charlottesville," the narrative, on what happened there, and of course I came across some reports of people being bused in, and protesters on both sides being seen coming off the same buses, and I've also heard the Dem-MSM accounts, but I've yet to come across an article that explains from the evidence what really happened. Knowing first-hand how the media incessantly lies to mislead the public, and that the rank-and-file left are fine with that, I don't at all trust MSM accounts. I just keep looking around for accounts from all the...
  • Putin's personal chef owns a company that oversees an army of social media trolls [Flashback]

    02/16/2018 12:12:35 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 2 replies
    Business Insider - 2015 ^ | March 16, 2015 | by Viktor Rezunkov
    ST. PETERSBURG — Last May, Tatiana N decided she wanted a higher salary than the average journalist can expect. After responding to an advertisement in the popular HeadHunter job-search website, she became a Kremlin-paid Internet troll. Tatiana — who, like others interviewed for this story, asked that her last name not be used — worked out of a 2,500-square-meter warehouse in the suburbs of St. Petersburg. The job paid 40,000 rubles a month, significantly more than the 25,000-30,000 most journalists make. But it came, she said, "with pain." Tatiana joined a round-the-clock operation in which an army of trolls disseminated...
  • FBI Makes Last-Ditch Effort To Block Release Of Secret Spy Memo [Update with Quote from Nunes]

    01/31/2018 5:37:50 PM PST · by familyop · 66 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 01/31/2018 | Chuck Ross, Reporter
    Update: Nunes issued a blistering statement after publication of this article in response to the FBI’s remarks. He said: “Having stonewalled Congress’ demands for information for nearly a year, it’s no surprise to see the FBI and DOJ issue spurious objections to allowing the American people to see information related to surveillance abuses at these agencies. The FBI is intimately familiar with ‘material omissions’ with respect to their presentations to both Congress and the courts, and they are welcome to make public, to the greatest extent possible, all the information they have on these abuses. Regardless, it’s clear that top...
  • Twitter email warning to me: Russia, Russia, Russia!

    01/20/2018 12:42:27 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    Twitter email | January 20, 2018 | Twitter
    Dear Mike Le Deplorable [my Twitter handle], As part of our recent work to understand Russian-linked activities on Twitter during the 2016 U.S. presidential election, we identified and suspended a number of accounts that were potentially connected to a propaganda effort by a Russian government-linked organization known as the Internet Research Agency. Consistent with our commitment to transparency, we are emailing you because we have reason to believe that you either followed one of these accounts or retweeted or liked content from these accounts during the election period. This is purely for your own information purposes, and is not related...
  • Russian Twitter accounts pushing for release of 'shocking' surveillance memo

    01/19/2018 3:36:06 PM PST · by MNDude · 63 replies
    Russian-linked bots on Twitter are pushing for the House Intelligence Committee to release a classified report written by committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.). Some Republicans believe the report shows political bias in the FBI and the Department of Justice (DOJ) investigation of possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia. #ReleaseTheMemo is the top trending hashtag among Twitter accounts believed to be operated by Kremlin-linked groups, according to Hamilton 68, a website which tracks Russian propaganda online.
  • Trolls edit Marcus Williams’ Wikipedia page

    01/15/2018 11:57:12 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 29 replies
    247 Sports ^ | January 15, 2018 | James Parks
    Marcus Williams missed the important tackle in the New Orleans Saints’ season, allowing Stefon Diggs to score a miraculous touchdown and send the Minnesota Vikings to the NFC Championship Game next week. After the game, the amateur editors at Wikipedia had their say. Pro Wrestling Walrus @RasslinWalrus Oh my god, the Wiki trolls already got poor Marcus Williams of the #Saints. 🤣🤣 8:16 PM - Jan 14, 2018 “Easiest tackle in football history?” We’ll leave that to your opinion, but Williams did have the chance to send the Saints to the next round of the playoffs. The Saints’ second-round draft...
  • Illegal Immigration: It’s Where We Save or Lose the Country

    01/10/2018 12:32:47 PM PST · by Kaslin · 82 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 10, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: This is the reason he got elected, folks. This is where we’re gonna lose or keep the country is illegal immigration. Would you like some stats on this? This is nothing you haven’t heard before. But, you know, this story goes in waves and cycles, and it’s always dominated by the latest iteration of this story of the day. I want to go back and remind you of some things. “Modern Immigration…” This is a headline from the Pew Research Center, and this is from September 28, 2015. So we’re going back here, a little bit of a flashback....
  • Teen thought to be neo-Nazi charged in deaths of girlfriend's parents

    12/24/2017 4:09:36 PM PST · by familyop · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 24, 2017 | Bradford Betz
    Police say the teen fatally shot Scott Fricker, 48, and Buckley Kuhn-Fricker, 43, of Reston, after they caught the teen in their 16-year-old daughter's bedroom around 5 a.m. Friday and tried to get him to leave, the Washington Post reported...the boy’s social media account in which he had retweeted messages praising Hitler, supporting Nazi book burnings, calling for "white revolution," and making derogatory comments about Jews.
  • Votes in 18 nations 'hacked' in last year

    11/14/2017 8:09:39 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    BBC News ^ | November 14, 2017
    Elections in 18 separate nations were influenced by online disinformation campaigns last year, suggests research. Independent watchdog Freedom House looked at how online discourse was influenced by governments, bots and paid opinion formers. In total, 30 governments were actively engaged in using social media to stifle dissent, said the report. Educating users to spot fake news and making tech firms police their networks could combat the manipulation, it said. The different tactics used to influence online speech included: * automated bots that echoed official messages * armies of paid commentators that swamped discussions with pro-government views * false news sites...
  • Ban social media trolls from voting, election watchdog suggests

    09/19/2017 1:45:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | September 18, 2017 | Rajeev Syal and agencies
    Banning social media trolls from voting could help reduce the amount of abuse faced by politicians, the election watchdog has said. The Electoral Commission says legislation around elections should be reviewed and new offences could be introduced. In the commission’s submission to a committee on standards in public life inquiry into the intimidation of political candidates, officials say many offences under electoral law date back to the 1800s or earlier. They say some electoral offences can result in an offender being disqualified from voting or from registering to vote. Such deterrents could be considered to stop abusive people, the submission...
  • George Takei: Trump Is a ‘Foolish,’ ‘Ignorant’ Troll

    05/29/2017 7:29:21 AM PDT · by brucedickinson · 89 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5-28-2017 | Pam Key
    Sunday on MSNBC’s “Am Joy,” while discussing the new lead Africa-American character on latest Star Trek series “Discovery,” actor George Takei of “Star Trek” fame called President Donald Trump a “troll,” and added that he though Trump was “as foolish and as uninformed and as ignorant as these trolls.” George Takei said, “Today in this society, we have alien life forms that we call trolls and these trolls carry on without knowing what they’re talking about and knowing even less about the history of what they’re talking about and some of these trolls go on to be presidents of nations.”...