"Russian Interference in the 2016 United States Election”, Adam Schiff, Agenda Setting, California, Eric Swalwell, Facebook, Facebook Advertising, House Intel Committee, James Lankford, Oklahoma, Open hearing, Putin, Russia, Russian Trolls, social media, tech firms, Troll Farms, Trump, twitter, US House Intelligence Committee, US Senate Intel Committee
“Adam Schiff @RepAdamSchiff
House Intel Comm will hold October hearing with tech firms. American people need to hear from them, and see divisive and cynical Russian ads” (Wed. 27 Sept. 2017 ca 7 pm EDT)
“Rep. Eric Swalwell @RepSwalwell
Our House Intel Committee in October will hold open hearing w/ tech companies re: Russian efforts to sway election“. (Wed. 27 Sept. 2017 8.02 pm EDT)
Schiff speaking on MSNBC regarding Facebook ads and need for open hearings: http://youtu.be/W7EvVhilsgI
NYTimes: “Twitter, With Accounts Linked to Russia, to Face Congress Over Role in Election“: “Facebook has faced the most scrutiny over social media’s role in the 2016 election. But Twitter may have been used even more extensively by Russians….
“I think right now the public is aware of only a subset of a subset of Russian activity online,” Mr. Schiff said in an interview…. The House Intelligence Committee announced on Wednesday that it would hold a public hearing on the matter of Russian influence next month, and a Senate aide said Facebook, Twitter and Google have been invited to testify at a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Nov. 1….”Read the article here: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/27/technology/twitter-russia-election.html
“Facebook, Google, Twitter asked to testify on Russian meddling
Posted:Wed, 27 Sep 2017 21:12:40 -0400
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Executives from Facebook, Alphabet Inc’s Google and Twitter have been asked to testify to the U.S. Congress in coming weeks as lawmakers probe Russia’s alleged interference in the 2016 U.S. election, committee sources said on Wednesday.” http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/mQXNs6MPf-I/facebook-google-twitter-asked-to-testify-on-russian-meddling-idUSKCN1C234Q
“Intel Committee Ranking Member Schiff Statement on Facebook Advertising Report Washington, September 7, 2017
Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the Ranking Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, released the following statement:
“The report by Facebook that Russian entities used paid online advertising targeting American users, with the apparent intention of sowing discord and division during the election is deeply disturbing and yet fully consistent with the unclassified assessment of the intelligence community. As part of the investigation undertaken into Russian interference in the 2016 elections, we are keenly interested in Russia’s use of social media platforms, both the use of bots and trolls to spread disinformation and propaganda, including through the use of paid online advertising.
“The report by Facebook raises additional questions, including whether other platforms were similarly the subject of paid Russian interference, and whether geographic or other targeting reflects any potential coordination with the Trump campaign or other U.S. persons.” https://democrats-intelligence.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=257
“Sen. James Lankford @Senator Lankford
Russia meddles in American elections & issues to create chaos & division in our society, even using the NFL debate. Don’t let Russia succeed” (ca 6 pm Sept. 27, 2017)
At 3 minutes Senator Lankford explains that Russian troll farms are pushing both “Take a Knee” and “Boycott NFL” messages: http://youtu.be/haXnO1vbwcA
THIS IS CALLED AGENDA SETTING and unfortunately easy to fall prey to.