Hamilton 68: Tracking Putin’s Propaganda Push in the United States [and more]

❝ In the Federalist Papers No. 68, Alexander Hamilton wrote of protecting America’s electoral process from foreign meddling.

❝ Today, we face foreign interference of a type Hamilton could scarcely have imagined, a world in which global powers use instantaneous media networks and a mix of overt and covert programming to reach into our homes and workplaces and shape our view of the world.

The Hamilton 68 dashboard, a project with the Alliance for Securing Democracy at the German Marshall Fund of the United States, seeks to expose the effects of online influence networks and inform the public of themes and content being promoted to Americans by foreign powers.

Worthwhile addition to your bookmarks.

3 thoughts on “Hamilton 68: Tracking Putin’s Propaganda Push in the United States [and more]

  1. 5th column says:

    ☐ “Robotrolling 2017/1” http://www.stratcomcoe.org/robotrolling-20171 The NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence is an international think tank that focuses on propaganda, disinformation campaigns, and other hostile activities in radio and television broadcasts and on social media.
    ☐ “A Step-By-Step Guide To How Russian Bots Trick Far-Right Trolls Into Spreading Fake News” https://www.buzzfeed.com/ryanhatesthis/a-step-by-step-guide-for-how-russian-bots-trick-far-trolls?utm_term=.onx29z8lj#.sebmv03EM
    ☐ Russian trolls “impersonated real American Muslims to stir chaos on Facebook and Instagram.” http://www.thedailybeast.com/exclusive-russians-impersonated-real-american-muslims-to-stir-chaos-on-facebook-and-instagram and also purchased Black Lives Matter ads on Facebook, targeting people in Baltimore and Ferguson. http://money.cnn.com/2017/09/27/media/facebook-black-lives-matter-targeting/index.html
    ☐ Russian Trolls Are Waging War on Morgan Freeman after he released a video condemning the country’s alleged interference in the 2016 election. https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/8x88nx/russian-trolls-are-waging-war-on-morgan-freeman-vgtrn
    ☐ “Propaganda war: Weaponizing the internet” (Oct, 2016) https://www.rappler.com/nation/148007-propaganda-war-weaponizing-internet

  2. Puzzling Evidence™ says:

    “Cambridge Analytica, the shady data firm that might be a key Trump-Russia link, explained :
    Why House investigators think this company might have helped Russia spread fake news.” (VOX 10/16/17) https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/10/16/15657512/cambridge-analytica-trump-kushner-flynn-russia Cambridge Analytica was created by Robert Mercer, a billionaire patron of right-wing outlets like Breitbart News, has been swallowing up all the data they can get. See also https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/03/27/the-reclusive-hedge-fund-tycoon-behind-the-trump-presidency
    “An intern at the Trump campaign data firm, Cambridge Analytica, appears to have left sensitive voter targeting tools online for nearly a year …raising questions about who could have accessed the tools and to what end.” http://www.businessinsider.com/trump-campaign-data-russia-cambridge-analytica-2017-10
    “Cambridge Analytica: the Geotargeting and Emotional Data Mining Scripts” By Jonathan Albright https://medium.com/@d1gi/cambridge-analytica-the-geotargeting-and-emotional-data-mining-scripts-bcc3c428d77f “Cambridge Analytica — a foreign business previously registered in the United States as a foreign corporation (SCL Elections ) just became a bit more relevant”
    “A Special Relationship & the Birth of Cambridge Analytica” https://medium.com/textifire/a-special-relationship-the-birth-of-cambridge-analytica-97633129cb06 Re: involvement of Steve Bannon see http://www.politico.com/f/?id=0000015b-26d1-d119-a9ff-27df6d510001

  3. Ed Bernays says:

    “A broadcasting organization backed by the federal government has used Facebook to target ads at United States citizens, in potential violation of longstanding laws meant to protect Americans from domestic propaganda.” (New York Times July 19, 2018) https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/19/technology/facebook-ads-propaganda.html
    “Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, which typically broadcasts to audiences in Europe, Asia and the Middle East, bought several ads on Facebook in recent days that were targeted at users in the United States. The ads included several human-interest stories about Russia and a graphic about NATO’s popularity. As with other state-funded media organizations, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty is mostly restricted by law from promoting its content in the United States except on request.”

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