August 22, 2018
ALERT ALERT ALERT – TOTALLY REAL NEWS!
Hot off the heels of yesterday’s report by Microsoft that something something something Russian hackers, we have a new Facebook report that something something something Russian AND Iranian hackers.
So is Iran hacking to reelect Obama in the 2018 elections so they can get their nuke deal back???
Let’s find out from this truthful and accurate bastion of the rights of the First Amendment!
Iran was behind a sprawling disinformation operation on Facebook that targeted hundreds of thousands of people around the world, the social media company said Tuesday night, underscoring Silicon Valley’s increasingly global war on disinformation.
LIKE A CAT!
HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE SPRAWLED OVER!
The Iranian effort dated to 2011 and had ties to state media operations in that country, Facebook said, involving hundreds of accounts on both Facebook and its sister site, Instagram. It also spread to Twitter and YouTube, which both companies said they also removed. The fake Iranian accounts bought ads on Facebook and used it to organize events.
Facebook also deleted some unrelated fake accounts originating in Russia, which which has been the main focus of reporting on disinformation operations targeting the United States. Tuesday night’s revelations were unusual because the disinformation targeted people in many countries — the Middle East, Latin America, the U.K. and the U.S., Facebook said — and involved a nation-state actor other than Russia.
S P R A W L I N G
Here’s an example from the Latin American Instagram account:
You wanna talk about diabolical?
I’ll tell you about diabolical.
Facebook officials said their actions showed that they are moving more aggressively than in 2016, when the company was widely criticized for not more effectively detecting and combating disinformation on its service.
“As I’ve said before, security is not something that you ever fully solve,” Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said on a call with reporters. “Our adversaries are sophisticated and well-funded but the shift we have made from reactive to proactive detection is a big change and is going to make Facebook safer over time.”
On the heels of Facebook’s revelations Tuesday evening, Twitter also said that the company had removed 284 accounts for engaging in “coordinated manipulation.” Twitter said the accounts also appeared to originate from Iran. YouTube, which belongs to Google, removed at least one account tied to Iran, Google said.
The revelations demonstrated how the production of disinformation has become a global endeavor that involves multiple governments and shadowy actors who use sophisticated methods to mask their identities and locations. A recent report from the Oxford Internet Institute, a research lab associated with Oxford University, found active organized disinformation campaigns taking place on social media in 48 countries, up from 28 in 2017.
“I’ve been saying for months that there’s no way the problem of social media manipulation is limited to a single troll farm in St. Petersburg, and that fact is now beyond a doubt,” said Sen. Mark Warner (Va.), the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee.
The article goes on. And on and on and on.
Neon-Nazis and others who believe this is a bunch of bullshit will say “yeah but where is the evidence though?”
Of course, there can’t be evidence, because these things are impossible to trace. You just have to believe bastions of truth, like the Jews of Facebook and the Jews of Washington Post.
And also a female gook.
To suggest that these people would lie… well, that is a direct attack on the First Amendment.
Which, if you will recall, reads:
Congress shall make no law disrespecting an establishment of anal sex with men, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the truthfulness of Jews, or of the Jewish press; or the right of the people peaceably to do anal sex on men, and to not petition the Jews for a redress of grievances.
That’s what George Washington wrote, folks.
If you don’t like it, you can move to Russia.