Words of Advice:

"We have it totally under control. It's one person coming from China. It's going to be just fine." -- Donald Trump, 1/22/2020

“We will not see diseases like the coronavirus come here..and isn't it refreshing when contrasting it with the awful presidency of President Obama."
-- Trump Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, 2/25/20

"I don't take responsibility for anything." --Donald Trump, 3/13/20

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Monday, February 19, 2018

Facebook is a Russian Tool

In 2014, Russians working for a shadowy firm called the Internet Research Agency started gathering American followers in online groups focused on issues like religion and immigration. Around mid-2015, the Russians began buying digital ads to spread their messages. A year later, they tapped their followers to help organize political rallies across the United States.

Their digital instrument of choice for all of these actions? Facebook and its photo-sharing site Instagram.
The question is what is Mark Zuckerberg and the rest of FB's management going to do about it.

I'll bet that, at the end of the day and in spite of their fine words and promises, the answer is: "Not much."


B said...

To be fair, what can he do?

Comrade Misfit said...

He has a couple of billion he can spend on trying to find a solution. Maybe Sheryl "Lean In" Sandberg can work on it.

3383 said...

They were all over the net. There have been obvious PRC and Russia shills, and still are, on some forums.

They appear to be stupid obvious or just stupid. Some may be too subtle to work, but how can I tell?

This is what Mueller's last Friday indictments were related to.

B said...

I'm not saying he can't TRY. I'm just not sure what he CAN actually make work.

dinthebeast said...

He is apparently going to use postcard verification for political ads, to ascertain the actual whereabouts of the purchasers, and that's a start.

-Doug in Oakland