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Old 8th November 2017, 08:25 PM   #1
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Hamilton 68 Dashboard

The name is a nod to Alexander Hamilton, who in the Federalist Paper #68 warned of foreign interference in politics. That's what I read on their website, I haven't read the Federalist Papers.

What this site does is it tracks trends from known Russian propaganda sources, and basically puts together a portrait of Russian propaganda efforts and what they want us to be talking about and focusing on.

http://dashboard.securingdemocracy.org/

So for example, if we glance over the "Top Themes" section we see:

Of those URLs, 30% were anti-Hillary Clinton, 11% were anti-Robert Mueller, 7% were anti-Barack Obama, and 4% were anti-Tony Podesta (several URLs attacked a combination of or all of the above figures). The most common theme was collusion between Democrats and Russia: the Uranium One deal and the DNCís funding of the Trump dossier were common points of emphasis (featured in 14% and 11% of all URLs respectively). Republican critics of the presidentóJohn McCain, Jeff Flake, Bob Corker, and even Rex Tillersonówere each the focus of one negative article. Eight URLs (7%) focused on the terror attacks in Manhattan, with half of the stories promoting anti-Islam or anti-immigration narratives, including three stories that blamed Democrats for the diversity visa lottery program. Other prominent topics were sexual misconduct in Hollywood (5%), NFL anthem protests (3%), and Vegas conspiracy theories (3%). As usual, Syria was the most common geopolitical topic (9% of all URLs).

Which shows us what Russia is pushing and where its priorities are in covertly influencing political dialogue.
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Useful if you want to know what the CIA doesn't want us to talk about.
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Useful if you want to know what a small subset of well-known Russian twitter trolls and bots want you to talk about.
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US 16.4% of GDP of which 48.2% is public expenditure - 7.9% of GDP is public spending
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Old 13th November 2017, 10:34 PM   #4
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Not that I think anybody but jimbob is impressed by the junk poor Mycroft has to try to sell us here, Max Blumenthal did a little digging and found the usual bunch of unhinged characters with laughable methodology pampered by neo-con "think" tank money and amplified by the mighty wurlitzer.
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Old 14th November 2017, 12:21 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by Childlike Empress View Post
Not that I think anybody but jimbob is impressed by the junk poor Mycroft has to try to sell us here, Max Blumenthal did a little digging and found the usual bunch of unhinged characters with laughable methodology pampered by neo-con "think" tank money and amplified by the mighty wurlitzer.
I can't find anything in that article that's any more substantial than Max Blumenthal whining that it's run by people with whom he disagrees with in general, which given Max Blumenthal's politics comes across as more of a recommendation.

Can you identify anything in that article that you consider damning?
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Old 16th November 2017, 07:02 PM   #6
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I can't find anything in that article that's any more substantial than Max Blumenthal whining that it's run by people with whom he disagrees with in general, which given Max Blumenthal's politics comes across as more of a recommendation.

Can you identify anything in that article that you consider damning?
So, no you can't?
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