Saturday, August 05, 2017

The Fake News War Room

Team Obama wanted details:
CNN reported Friday that “dozens” of FBI agents and intelligence analysts gathered in a command center in the FBI’s Washington D.C., headquarters on Election Day to monitor the cyberspace, including social media, for “fake news” about Clinton’s campaign that was thought to be part of a Russian disinformation campaign.

From CNN:

That included analysts monitoring cyber threats, after months of mounting Russian intrusions targeting every part of the US political system, from political parties to policy think-tanks to state election systems.

FBI analysts had identified social media user accounts behind stories, some based overseas, and the suspicion was that at least some were part of a Russian disinformation campaign, according to two sources familiar with the investigation.

According to the report, teams at the FBI, Department of Homeland Security and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence held conference calls with a team in the White House’s “Situation Room” every three hours to provide updates on any incident.
They shouldn't have had to look very hard for fake news-the mainstream media had plenty...

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