Russian think tank planned to influence the U.S. election, new documents reveal
By: +David Herron; Date: May 27, 2017
Document 1: "recommended the Kremlin launch a propaganda campaign on social media and Russian state-backed global news outlets to encourage U.S. voters to elect a president who would take a softer line toward Russia than the administration of then-President Barack Obama..."
Document 2: Was distributed in October 2016, and warned that Trump was likely to lose. It recommended "it was better for Russia to end its pro-Trump propaganda and instead intensify its messaging about voter fraud to undermine the U.S. electoral system’s legitimacy and damage Clinton’s reputation in an effort to undermine her presidency."
Remember that in mid-October, it sure looked like Trump's candidacy was a goner, and that Trump himself began talking about voter fraud and illegitimate election processes. But then some things happened - such as Comey talking about more e-mails that had been found - and things happened - and we got a different-than-expected result.
The documents do not discuss "cyber attacks" but instead the social media influence campaign -- what I'm calling "Social Media Warfare".
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