As I sit here watching for the imminent confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. I can’t help feeling that our country is lost and will never be the same again.
Russia pulled off a mega social engineering of the masses leading up to and throughout the 2016 election season…and even now, today they still persist even though their cover has been blown.
It is as simple as that! They were able to use disinformation stemming from fake newspapers to using social media to cause division between the two parties we have in our government.
The simple minded / uneducated were easy to manipulate by using basic local but fake news. My favorite is the belief that Hillary Clinton sold uranium to Russia, which was totally and completely debunked by Sheperd Smith of Fox News. Beyond all of the information the Sheperd presented, there were still 9 people on the committee that approved the deal with several of them being Republican. A key fact that was purposely removed from the news provided by these fake sites dressed up to look legitimate.
To be able to spread false information and then not only did they reach millions that think news comes from Facebook, but they convinced them that whatever propaganda they were pushing was factual. That is an incredible feat and clearly describes how social engineering is done to the masses.
To be continued…