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Old 08-20-2017, 07:54 PM
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Old 08-20-2017, 08:05 PM
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Random interest:

Confederate flag at Six Flags: Park will now only fly US flag

More info on what six flags they flew at Six Flags:
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Old 08-21-2017, 01:05 AM
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Hold my tea and watch this, says British Airways to United:
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Old 08-21-2017, 03:43 AM
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Giggleworthy: Designate Hobby Lobby as a "MegaTerrorist Organization"
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Old 08-23-2017, 06:58 PM
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Qatar passes law to protect employment rights of domestic workers | Global development | The Guardian

Well, progress? The test will be enforcement.
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Old 08-24-2017, 05:14 AM
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Crown Prosecution Service publishes new public statements on hate crime

England and Wales getting tougher on online hate speech.
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Old 08-25-2017, 01:02 AM
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Big News for Stock Pickers: You Only Lost $100 Billion This Year

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Old 08-25-2017, 01:23 AM
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Thread: bot/troll research.

Conspirador Norte├▒o on Twitter: "A pattern you may have noticed: many bot and troll accounts have usernames that end in 8 random digits. https://t.co/54Gc8Jq35L"
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Old 08-25-2017, 02:10 AM
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I wonder what banning these easy to spot bots would do to twitters numbers.

Twitter more and more looks like youtube comments, which is funny as I've read some pretty good threads in youtube comments recently.
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Old 08-25-2017, 03:26 AM
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I wonder what banning these easy to spot bots would do to twitters numbers.

Twitter more and more looks like youtube comments, which is funny as I've read some pretty good threads in youtube comments recently.
Tom Tomorrow on Twitter: ".@jack @Twitter Imagine *literally* having the power to reduce risk of a nuclear confrontation by banning a single user from your website. And not doing it."

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Old 08-26-2017, 01:29 AM
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Ex-Mahwah priest sentenced to jail for child porn

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A New Jersey priest says he was trying to get revenge on God for poker losses when he collected computerized child pornography at his weekend home in Pennsylvania, according to his attorney and court records.
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Old 08-26-2017, 06:18 AM
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This headline:

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Old 08-26-2017, 06:44 PM
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Texas senators who voted against aid for Hurricane Sandy ask for federal assistance ahead of Hurricane Harvey

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Old 08-27-2017, 06:50 AM
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For lack of another thread, and not sure if it's worth one, I'll put it here.

Most of these are Twitter threads discussing why so many trolls/bots all seem to have the same circular clusterfuck of doom effect. Of interest to anyone who deals with trolls in any capacity, and most threads are interesting beyond their numbered values in the form of some Q&A and examples of scripted responses from either bots or their sometimes human drivers.

What is information warfare?
Stonekettle on Twitter: "Information Warfare is incredibly powerful.

IW is infinitely scalable, it can target one person or a billion
1/"


On Trump's tweets guiding the bots and troll assisted bots:
Stonekettle on Twitter: "Trump is back on Twitter. He's now attacking the media.

This idiot is giving the enemy their target set. https://t.co/UAgu2S8fiu"


That thread leads to this one, so you may have already explored: What is a Target Set?
Stonekettle on Twitter: "@KristinLovgren Target Set is a military term. When you're setting up an operation, you define the target set --
1/"


An example, remember that Blumenthal thing?
Stonekettle on Twitter: "Trends tweeted by bots/trolls

Now, after Trump renewed attacks on Blumenthal, vs an hour ago. https://t.co/SG4rzoQUtO"


On troll objectives:
Stonekettle on Twitter: "Remember, the objective is to disrupt public conversation and the ability of ideas to coalescence into coherent public positions
1/"

Stonekettle on Twitter: "@topjob66t No. He's a troll. He's using tactics specifically designed to piss you off, make you lose control, engage in a flame war. It's a diversion."

What is information warfare supposed to accomplish?
Stonekettle on Twitter: "He's stopped responding in person and turned it over to automation.

He's either going for help or moving on to easier targets.

1/"


Classic:
Stonekettle on Twitter: "See how awkward the sentence structure is?

See how it keeps trying to turn my words back on me?

Scripted tactic. https://t.co/BwjOebIS1P"


Note that many of those are automated until they get a hook then a human with a language barrier takes over. Those threads will point out the areas of trouble Russians have with English. Forum based ones usually have a human driver getting their marching orders from somewhere, it's why all the approaches are basically clones of each other.

A thread that leads to another thread about Russian bot farms:
Right wing:
Conspirador Norte├▒o on Twitter: "A pattern you may have noticed: many bot and troll accounts have usernames that end in 8 random digits. https://t.co/54Gc8Jq35L"
Left wing:
Goldwater's Ghost on Twitter: "Is Putin supporting Trump?

Naw, Putin could care less.

TrumpÔÇÖs a pawn Putin is using to attack the US on 2 fronts. /1 https://t.co/WRXjSmCp73"


Of interest:
Stonekettle (@Stonekettle) | Twitter
Malcolm Nance (@MalcolmNance) | Twitter
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Mexico Sends First-Ever Aid North - CBS News
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2005. I think you should have pointed that out.

Bet it won't happen now.
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Fun fact, Mexico's been involved in firefighting and other disaster relief recent years too, that must have been the start.
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US Navy hasn't been doing well of late.

Navy destroyer collides with building in downtown Houston
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And they said skate punks had no respect.
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