More on fake Russian interference digg:
#4949614 at 2019-01-29 09:51:24 (UTC+1)
Q Research General #6319: Think GJ Information Edition"The Tactics & Tropes of the Internet Research Agency": SSCI'S "Muh Russia" narrative defeated by DEM Alabama meddling
Alabama election meddling DIGG 1-28-19
I recently updated the timeline for the "Muh Russia" Alabama Meddling to include certain events that took place PRIOR TO the Scott Shane's NYT story that "broke" the Alabama election meddling scandal (see "timeline" link below).
One of these events was the release on Dec 17 2018 by the SSCI of two reports on Russian election meddling, one of which is the 55-page report by New Knowledge entitled "The Tactics & Tropes of the Internet Research Agency" (IRA).
This release took place just ONE DAY before the Alabama scandal broke.
According to the SSCI, the IRA is supposedly a Russian organization that has been working hard to undermine American elections and more broadly, our attitudes.Interestingly, the IRA's perspective is amazingly similar to that of POTUS, Q team, and the patriots. So the accusations leveled at the IRA in this report are virtually identical to those now leveled at any American to the right of Chairman Mao.
The release of this NK report was designed to validate the claim of Russian meddling using (fake) research; Sen. Mark Warner "hoped the reports spur lawmakers into substantive discussions about legislation to regulate the 'Wild West' nature of social media." https://fcw.com/articles/2018/12/17/ssci-reports-russia-influence-ops.aspx.
Unfortunately, for the SSCI and its researchers, the Alabama scandal broke just one day later: New Knowledge was implicated in that affair, thus ruining their reputation and trouncing the SSCI's chance to justify the censorship of social media as a matter of national security.
For anons, the "tactics and tropes" report is a treasure trove of DIGG leads:
1. Names of key plays for DIGGS. Some we know, some are new:
from NK: Renee Diresta, Kris Shaffer, Becky Ruppel, David Sullivan, Robert Matney, Ryan Fox
from Tow Center: Jonathan Albright
from Canfield Research: Ben Johnson
2. Ammo for destroying the entire "muh Russia" narrative. Why? Because the report is invalid on its face. Real research includes sections for summary/background/methods/results/discussion. This report is 99% discussion (interpretation of already "massaged" statements–ZERO raw data). The "results" are titled "statistical highlights"; science anons, major Keks here (see CAP). No data, just description, no inferential stats at all. Even non-scientists can see what a crock this is.
3. Insights into the Left's "study" of memes. An entertaining into how the Left views memes. Report claims that the IRA "relied extensively on memes," explain s what they are (Senators may not know: "can take the forrm of pictures, icons, lyrics, catchphrases, they are a sort of culture gene….a large part of the 100,000+ pieces of IRA visual content in the data set provided to SSCI were repurposed popular memes" (p. 50). See CAP.
Nice to know the Senate is so interested in our memes, anons (even tho they attribute them to Russian ne'er-do-wells).https://disinformationreport.blob.core.windows.net/disinformation-report/NewKnowledge-Disinformation-Report-Whitepaper.pdf