As a person of estonian descent on my grandfather's side, and on my grandmothers - descended from a Karelian family exiled to Finland, their town burning behind them under the watchful eye of Stalins soldiers (who were hoping to replace these people with "real russians") - i disagree!Social media is prone to making a mountain out of a molehill. For some reason, there is much that's negative and not a lot that's positive. But there must surely be something good. I think, Russia is not that bad a country.
Catching people like our new Tribe member here:Facebook is still being used to manipulate American elections. Russia is (still) probably to blame.
This sounds familiar.
It should. Facebook has been in hot water for the last couple of years for failing to prevent Russia from meddling in the 2016 presidential election. ICYMI, a Russian troll farm was responsible for creating profiles and pages, and buying ads on Facebook to divide Americans and influence votes during the U.S. election. The posted content reached more than 130 million Americans.
Yesterday, the social network said itfound and removed 32 accounts and pages across Facebook and Instagram for “coordinated inauthentic behaviour.” These accounts had already reached at least 290,000 people. While Facebook couldn’t directly link the accounts to Russia, it said that the activity was similar to previous Russian interference. This time, the accounts used internet phone services, third parties, and VPNs (virtual private networks) to hide their locations. They also paid for some of their ads using Canadian dollars.
The Problem Isn’t Fake News From Russia. It’s Us.Although the Russians defo played a part in some of this, it's weird to see the Dems/european Left make such a hard return to the wacky Kremlinology of the pre-Glasnost era.
I feel a lot of it is a washing their own hands ploy, as though the system worked just fine before when nothing could be further from the truth.
Russia are not nearly as competent as the western powers/media like to portray, and when/where they do succeed there's usually a gaping hole in the systems that was cheap and easy to exploit
even in the most bumbling of manners e.g. the Litvinenko killing and the Novichok shit recently: Alexander Litvinenko and the most radioactive towel in history
So many useless liberal media people making plenty money penning the articles though, or going on gigantic tweetstorms a la Eric 'too much coke' Garland because for sure it's easier to blame the Russkis than to accept that they are minor players -at best- in the ultimate failure of late-stage capitalism.