Russian Interference 2020. It's back. (1 Viewer)

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Washington (CNN)It's happening again.
America is blundering into a new Russia election-meddling hall of mirrors that's already doing Moscow's work: tearing fresh political divides and threatening to again tarnish democracy's most sacred moment, a national election.

Revelations Thursday about intelligence assessments that Russia has launched a new interference effort to help reelect Donald Trump -- and the President's furious reaction -- mark the return of a recurring nightmare for the country just nine months before the presidential election.

As was expected and predicted, Russian Interference to re-elect Trump is back. I figured it would be good to have a thread to post suspected Russian Interference campaigns and social media accounts/post. Also to discuss what they might be targeting and their strategies.

I would expect that right now they're currently targeting divisions within the democratic party and amplifying those fault lines. So I suspect a lot of amplifying racial and minority fault lines within the party. Also, Bernie was probably right during the debate that they're likely contributing to and amplifying the Bernie Bro's aggression in order to further divide the party. This would make perfect sense as their MO isn't usually to create new controversies and division but to exaggerate and exploit the ones that are already there. Their goal being to push those divisions and suppress voter enthusiasm and turn out.
 

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Oh good luck with that Bernie Bro idea. I suggested that after reading an article about it last week and got ridiculed from both sides. Pretty stupid of people to just pretend it couldn’t be happening.

I did see the clip from the debate where Bernie himself floated the idea that it could be people masquerading as his supporters. I chuckled.
 
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I'm pretty sure it never went away.
No. But it will no doubt get more intense. I'm curious if they've made inroads into hacking election equipment.
 

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No. But it will no doubt get more intense. I'm curious if they've made inroads into hacking election equipment.
Wouldn't surprise me in the least, considering we've done little to nothing since 2016 to prevent it. I wonder why that is?
 

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Wouldn't surprise me in the least, considering we've done little to nothing since 2016 to prevent it. I wonder why that is?
That's the same question Jim Jordan asked Bob "Not Within My Purview" Mueller.

Too focused on peach mints I suppose.
 

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That doesn't make sense, as Sanders likely has the best chance of beating Trump.
 

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Russia wants us to have a civil war. That is their long game.

Sanders is the most divisive candidate on the left. That’s all Russia cares about. It’s pretty simple.

I hope Bernie doesn’t become defensive and paranoid, but him asking about the timing has me worried.
 

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I think i will wait and see if this is a real thing or blown up and out of proportion. Either way, color me skeptical.
 

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Do you care if Russia is interfering in the election?
Sure, but I don't lose any sleep about it. As a free society ee really should be able to deal with their clumsy foolishness.

What concerns me more is that instead of recognizing and dealing with it we have cable news blowing it way out proportion for their ratings.

We should be far more concerned about China generally.
 

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Sure, but I don't lose any sleep about it. As a free society ee really should be able to deal with their clumsy foolishness.

What concerns me more is that instead of recognizing and dealing with it we have cable news blowing it way out proportion for their ratings.

We should be far more concerned about China generally.
You used one word saying you cared, then spent the rest explaining why you don’t.

You don’t care. You like it.
 

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Sure, but I don't lose any sleep about it. As a free society ee really should be able to deal with their clumsy foolishness.

What concerns me more is that instead of recognizing and dealing with it we have cable news blowing it way out proportion for their ratings.

We should be far more concerned about China generally.
Exactly.

I don't like it, and I think we should direct a few resources to combat it, but a few millions spent on Facebook and Twitter posts doesn't strike me as a huge threat to our country. And those that do feel it is a huge threat - I honestly wonder about their sanity, or at least their ability to detect when they are being manipulated by the media they consume.
 

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