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The Billion-Dollar Disinformation Campaign
The president’s reelection campaign was then in the midst of a multimillion-dollar ad blitz aimed at shaping Americans’ understanding of the recently launched impeachment proceedings. Thousands of micro-targeted ads had flooded the internet, portraying Trump as a heroic reformer cracking down on foreign corruption while Democrats plotted a coup. That this narrative bore little resemblance to reality seemed only to accelerate its spread. Right-wing websites amplified every claim. Pro-Trump forums teemed with conspiracy theories. An alternate information ecosystem was taking shape around the biggest news story in the country, and I wanted to see it from the inside... More here.
This pisses me off. We all know it is happening, at least those of us who have read a book in our lifetimes, but it is spinning out of control now. Misinformation is spreading about the Coronavirus as well and it is all playing into the hands of one group of people. Trump, Putin, Johnson, Xi Jinping etc etc. Our internet that we thought had changed the world for the better is being used by the biggest c*unts on earth and much of the world is unsuspectingly following them. As I said, pissed off.