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Old 08-27-2021, 01:50 PM
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From Russia with Love?

Interesting video...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tR_6dibpDfo




First time Ive seen this put together this well....
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20 minutes in.

At a high level this video is about the disinformation campaigns Soviet Union started back in the 80s against the western world, including the US, and carried on by Vladimir Putin in the 90s and onward.

Makes good sense that we're being influenced by the constant boarbardmant of engineered fake news designed to create dissant and conflict within our country.

They sow the seed of mistrust within our family, friends, city, state, regions, and ultimately like a pebble being thrown into a pond, the effect ripples onto the entire country.

We fight against ourselves, and grow weaker and less powerful as a result.

The problem with the country composed of an union of a multiple state governments, is each state has it's own voice, it's own interests, and it's own agenda.

Makes it very, very hard to carry out broad and universal policies designed to benefit the entire population.

While making it very easy to create conflict and dissant between its wide ranging group of citizens.
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Old 08-31-2021, 07:30 PM
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I had been reading elsewhere how Russia (well, Putin) uses disinfo...


When the wall came down and Russia became less centrally controlled, the KGB/oligarchs/power structure grappled with how to control the media. They could no longer ban coverage, and hand people a script.

So instead that just flooded the populace with garbage. Heck, they had oligarchs that would fund entire news organizations just to pump out confusing stories. Not two or three versions but a dozen, some with a thread of truth... Honest journalists are posting truth, but there are so many conflicting versions that people just throw up their hands and say "It is unknowable- pass the vodka".


And then facebook came along.
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Old 08-31-2021, 07:41 PM
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It's amazing how Putin manages to control Russia with disinformation campaigns and then became so good at it, uses it to meddle in our country's affairs.

My use of facebook doesn't make me a believer of any of the conspiracies or sensational stories that gets passed around on this platform.

Maybe it's because I don't add any political groups or read anything political on it.

I guess it depends on how one uses the app.

But I believe that facebook as a channel for massive media content distribution is very effective and the bad news is, the company doesn't fact check the contents the user posts on it.
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