9 votes

Foreign Disinformation is Killing Americans

Tags: russia, reddit

4 comments

  1. [4]
    cfabbro
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    This was a good rundown on the known foreign disinformation agencies but the article title is clickbait as hell, so I am honestly a bit torn on voting for the topic. :/

    This was a good rundown on the known foreign disinformation agencies but the article title is clickbait as hell, so I am honestly a bit torn on voting for the topic. :/

    8 votes
    1. [3]
      DivestTrump
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      Thank you for the feedback. Karma whoring is deeply ingrained in me. I'll try and tone it down.

      Thank you for the feedback. Karma whoring is deeply ingrained in me. I'll try and tone it down.

      7 votes
      1. cfabbro
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        Link Parent
        No worries... I think if you hadn't written the title in such absolute terms and expanded on the premise in the article itself a bit more it would have been better. The two articles you provided...

        No worries... I think if you hadn't written the title in such absolute terms and expanded on the premise in the article itself a bit more it would have been better. The two articles you provided to back your claim up were a bit thin, IMO, especially the Charlottesville one which makes absolutely no mention of foreign disinformation campaigns (even though there is a loose connection there through their promotion of the alt-right).

        7 votes
      2. patience_limited
        Link Parent
        I've been following Internet disinformation campaigns for a long time, since they originated in e-mail spamming. Your research efforts and public compilations of evidence are appreciated. There's...

        I've been following Internet disinformation campaigns for a long time, since they originated in e-mail spamming. Your research efforts and public compilations of evidence are appreciated.

        There's no question that the consequences of anti-vax or other types of denialism and conspiracy fraud are likely to contribute to injury and death, but links to credible research are needed in support of extreme claims, exactly inasmuch as extreme claims are manifest in the propaganda you're exposing.

        2 votes