The recent revelations from Silicon Valley giants Facebook, Google, and Microsoft—revelations that Russia likely spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on politically targeted advertising that spread disinformation—illustrate how Moscow is pursuing long-standing foreign policy goals while adapting to changing technology. The political ads appeared to address both sides of the U.S. political divide, reaching millions of Americans. The goal of these ads appears to be the widening of domestic divisions and amplification of existing fears. Some Facebook ads, for example, supported the Black Lives Matter movement, while others aimed to paint the organization as a danger to society. Some ads appeared to highlight support for then-candidate Hillary Clinton, while others attempted to alarm potential voters by showing her popularity with Muslim women. In a number of cases, the ads were targeted directly at key demographics in Wisconsin and Michigan.
The House and Senate Majority does nothing to stop Vladimir Putin from using the internet as a weapon against the American People.
Here’s what Microsoft Bing had as the lead story in the U.S. last Friday:
Examine the headline and ask yourself who processed the photos, who chose
the wording and the layout, and why?
Why is this racist opinion peace the lead story on my Bing news feed?
Maybe the answer is simple, but how many people ask why?
“No one believed in Trump, not even a little bit,” Soldatov says. “It was a series of tactical operations. At each moment, the people who were doing this were filled with excitement over how well it was going, and that success pushed them to go even further.” Andrei Soldatov
Gaslighting makes it hard to know what’s real because the lies are based on a smattering of truth.
MS Bing category, the U.S. South
According to Bing the lead story in the South is this Fox headline
about a Mother who stopped a kidnapping.
The lie is in the frame
For Fox, the story is about the firing of a gun, which is why the
headline is a lie.
The writer tortured English to make sure we knew that Mother had a gun.
Texas mom shoots man who tried to take car with her kids inside a gas station!
That sentence is almost not English.
Fox has headlines in all of Bing’s regional categories in the U.S.
This was the big story in the Midwest last night.
Heroic white vet on a lonely MAGA hatted parade of patriotism. It’s as
if he’s braving persecution.
And why are the photos of three criminal looking men from Latin America in the upper right of the screen? Why does Fox call these men ‘non-Citizens’?
I checked in with Bing this morning for the lead story in the United States and again, the lead is from Fox.
Do I sense persecution as an emerging Trumpian theme?
This is supposed to be a random video but we know from the 2016 campaign
that Putin hired actors and staged events.