The Billion-Dollar Disinformation Campaign to Reelect the President

How new technologies and techniques pioneered by dictators will shape the 2020 election

Updated at 2:30 p.m. ET on February 10, 2020.

One day last fall, I sat down to create a new Facebook account. I picked a forgettable name, snapped a profile pic with my face obscured, and clicked “Like” on the official pages of Donald Trump and his reelection campaign. Facebook’s algorithm prodded me to follow Ann Coulter, Fox Business, and a variety of fan pages with names like “In Trump We Trust.” I complied. I also gave my cellphone number to the Trump campaign, and joined a handful of private Facebook groups for MAGA diehards, one of which required an application that seemed designed to screen out interlopers.

The president’s reelection campaign was then in the midst of a multimillion-dollar ad blitz aimed at shaping Americans’ understanding of the recently launched impeachment proceedings. Thousands of micro-targeted ads had flooded the internet, portraying Trump as a heroic reformer cracking down on foreign corruption while Democrats plotted a coup. That this narrative bore little resemblance to reality seemed only to accelerate its spread. Right-wing websites amplified every claim. Pro-Trump forums teemed with conspiracy theories. An alternate information ecosystem was taking shape around the biggest news story in the country, and I wanted to see it from the inside.

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West Virginia Gas Explosion

Major Gas Explosion Near Sissonville, West Virginia

 

 

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All we need now is more gas pipelines, more fracking wells, and more… more.. more…

DRILL BABY DRILL!

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Stephen Fry on American Prisons – Facts

Three “strikes” and you get life in prison.

  • Even for trivial crimes, Leandro Andrade is serving 2 consecutive life sentences for shoplifting 9 video tapes with a value of $153
  • 1% of Americans are in jail (2.3million)
  • No society in history has imprisoned as many people as America
  • 1 in 30 men aged 20 – 34 are in prison
  • 1 in 9 black males are in prison
  • There are more 17 year old black males in prison than in college
  • American prisons produce 93% of domestically used paints, 36% of home appliances, 21% of office furniture, which allows America to compete with factories in Mexico

You get solitary confinement if you refuse to work!

Thus America has successfully reinvented the slave trade.

 

LAND OF THE FREE!

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