Did the Russians rally folks down South with fake calls to the Confederacy? Seems so. But that doesn't mean the actual Russian government can win friends on the same ground. President Trump seemed to endorse of Russian President Vladimir Putin's denial of hacking the 2016 presidential campaign when the two met in Helsinki. The fallout … Continue reading The Russians posed as Confederates online. They don’t sell as well in real life.
From Cambridge Analytica to Johnny Reb in Four Steps
How to go from data mining Facebook to stirring up Confederate sympathizers in four steps.
Sorry Twitter, This is not the Russian Bot You’re Looking For
It's a little validating that our Twitter account was suspended this week on suspicion of being a Russian bot. Twitter wants to crack down on Russian troll farms spreading misinformation and widening division in the American political economy. Look at the news coverage and you'll see that the purge mostly affected conservative outfits, depriving the … Continue reading Sorry Twitter, This is not the Russian Bot You’re Looking For
Russians indicted for plying Confederate crusades
Thirteen Russians were indicted this week as part of the special investigation into Kremlin efforts to sway the last presidential election. The legal details of the FBI's Russian investigation are fascinating, but consistently bury how these cyber operatives won American hearts and minds. As most people know, Russian fronts created innumerable fake social media accounts, … Continue reading Russians indicted for plying Confederate crusades