Disinformation Saturday

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President Donald Trump aided Moscow’s disinformation campaign during the 2016 U.S. election by spreading false information originating from Russian state-sponsored news outlets and internet bots, a cybersecurity expert testified before Congress on Thursday.

“Part of the reason active measures have worked in this U.S. election is because the commander in chief has used Russian active measures, at times, against his opponents,” Clint Watts, a fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, told members of the Senate intelligence committee during the panel’s first public hearing on Russian election interference since Trump’s inauguration in January.

The charge from Watts, a former FBI Special Agent who tracks Russian influence operations, came in response to a question from Republican Sen. James Lankford (Okla.), who asked why Russian President Vladimir Putin believed he could get away with interfering in last year’s U.S. elections.

“They parrot the same lines,” Watts responded, referring to Trump and Moscow. “[Trump] denies the intel from the United States about Russia. He claimed that the election could be rigged. That was the No. 1 theme pushed by RT, Sputnik news,” Watts continued. “He’s made claims of voter fraud, that President Obama is not a citizen, that … Congressman Cruz is not a citizen.”

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14 Responses to Disinformation Saturday

  1. Den says:

    Liars and thieves starting @ the top, rotten all the way down thanks to stupids for their stupid vote, no fraud, just stupid morons suckered in by rich boys’ lies.

    Of course we @ DWF knew all that, battling stupids with intelligence.

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  2. David B. Benson says:

    Did Casey really say that?

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  3. David B. Benson says:

    Again, 13 minutes. A crow as I started.

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  4. David B. Benson says:

    Terror tree gone?

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  5. micki says:

    Yes….the tree? I was hoping for photo evidence.

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    • Den says:

      I am not a fan of tree chopping just cuz, I prefer a good reason and that one had a few too many. sorry no stump pics available, yard 3 feet deep in branches, leftovers. They took out another tree on the other side of me too, why? because they are arborists like they are brain surgeons.

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  6. Micki says:

    I love Beethoven’s Fidelio Overture!

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  7. Den says:

    Filidelphia? sheesh who writes that stuff Millenials?.

    That one had me reaching for the volume knob more than once.

    About time DWF got some Culture, thanks!

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  8. Den says:

    Bipartisan Easter Egg coloring:

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  9. Carol ٩(-̮̮̃-̃)۶ says:

    Happy your tree is down, unhappy you have a mess to clean up.

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