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Jason Isbell, Chris Thile and Chris Eldridge: "If We Were Vampires" [VIDEO]

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Belafon1/31/2019 6:14:19 am PST

For Wendel, who was arguing the other day that what Russia was doing was not illegal. War has a totally different set of definitions than legality, and this is what war looks like:

The workers at the IRA created dozens of Facebook accounts, Twitter accounts, webpages, and a network of connections among them. Then they created thousands of bots, each of which had its own set of accounts and provided apparent heft and popularity to the core accounts. They even sent actual Russian agents to actual American cities to stage actual protests. On Twitter alone, the IRA created 3,800 known accounts and sent 176,000 tweets that were seen by millions of Americans. Some of those tweets were retweeted by such conservative Trump supporters as Ann Coulter. Some of them were retweeted by members of Trump’s campaign, like Michael Flynn. The YouTube videos the IRA created also got broad notice on the right. So did their GIF memes. And when they had trouble getting an idea to break through organically, the Russians did it the old-fashioned way: They bought ads. All of it as part of the effort to help Donald Trump. At least 90 people worked full-time at this effort—and that doesn’t include the “over 100 Americans” that they either recruited or attempted to recruit.

On Wednesday, the special counsel’s office made a new court filing opposing the publication of some documents related to the Concord case. And, as CNN reports, the filing reveals that Concord Management has already been busy conducting its own document release—against court orders. And the Russians have been making changes to the documents they release. The new filing states that “Certain non-sensitive discovery materials in the defense’s possession appear to have been altered and disseminated as part of a disinformation campaign aimed (apparently) at discrediting ongoing investigations into Russian interference in the U.S. political system.”

dailykos.com

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