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Umm, the infobox seems to have information on the CIA instead of the FSB. I'm guessing vandalism, but the page history mentions something or other about using it as a template. What's going on there?

Criminal Organization[edit]

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Van Bavel, the NYU professor, has studied a phenomenon he calls “moral contagion,” referring to the use of moral emotional language to help content go viral on social networks. He says tugging at those emotions tends to drive people deeper into ideological echo chambers, dynamics he saw at play in the Russian ads. “What you’re more likely to click on is stuff that triggers this part of the brain that is so primal,” he says. “Russians knows as much. They know how to pull us apart and agitate us.”

There’s nothing new about campaigns to manipulate voters, but Van Bavel believes says it can be more polarizing in the internet age because access to media is more fragmented and curated.

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GARRETT M. GRAFF A Guide to Russia’s High Tech Tool Box for Subverting US Democracy Malcolm Harris, author of a book about millennials called Kids These Days, says some of the ads had the same “campy and jokey,” but also weirdly extremist aesthetics found in corners of “the conspiracy web.” Harris says internet aesthetics are transnational, which could make it harder to identify their origin than, say, a movie. “There’s nothing that screams out not American,” he says. He says they look more like the work of American conservatives than liberals. “The stuff on the left just tends to look like lower quality mainstream stuff,” says Harris, “whereas the right really has their own thing with memes and cartoons.”

Bruce McClintock, an adjunct policy analyst at the Rand Corporation and a retired brigadier general who served as the senior defense official at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, says the ads resonate with Russian and Soviet tactics of other eras. “It’s about spreading disinformation, propaganda, counterfeit official documents to increase confusion,” he says. McClintock says the goal of the campaign likely was broader than just the election and includes the long-term objective of weakening the US and undermining America’s reputation in the eyes of the world.

He notes that Russian operatives have been accused of inflaming racial tensions in the US before, including unconfirmed reports that the KGB sent fake letters from the Ku Klux Klan and spread conspiracy theories that the US government was behind the assassination of Martin Luther King. More recently, there was a KGB campaign that US scientists had developed HIV as a biological weapons experiment. This technique approaches disinformation like “a conspiracy theory incubator,” he says.

Moscow lawyer who met Trump Jr. had Russian spy agency as client[edit]

Looking for section;

https://www.yahoo.com/news/exclusive-moscow-lawyer-met-trump-jr-had-russian-131728779--sector.html

"...The documents show that the lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya, successfully represented the FSB's interests in a legal wrangle over ownership of an upscale property in northwest Moscow between 2005 and 2013..."

--Wikipietime (talk) 13:42, 21 July 2017 (UTC)

Sorry Wikipietime, I don't follow - what are you looking for? AdventurousSquirrel (talk) 01:38, 9 November 2017 (UTC)

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