it was less about actually electing Trump. It was pretty clear the GRU's goal was to weaken a future Hillary presidency. Putin has like a personal antipathy towards her and believes that she was behind the protests against him in the 2012 Russian election, and so, the GRU activity was specifically focused on weakening her.
Throwing an election one way or another is going to be very difficult for a foreign adversary but throwing any election into chaos is totally doable right now.
The US dollar is highly important in today's economy for three main reasons: the huge amount of petrodollars, the use of the dollar as the world's reserve currency, and the decision taken by US President Nixon in 1971 to end the dollar convertibility into gold.
Non ci eravamo sbagliati: l'impressione di Analisi Difesa evidenziata il 5 aprile che la strana vicenda del gas nervino di Khan Sheikhoun costituisse un pretesto, una "cortina fumogena" per giustificare un rovesciamento della politica mediorientale di Donald Trump si è concretizzato questa notte.
2017/09/06: it casts a new light on Facebook’s “fake news” problem, which looks more sinister if some of the misinformation spread on the platform in the runup to the U.S. election was fueled by Russian-funded ad dollars or troll networks.
Fourth, it suggests that Facebook may have a more widespread oversight problem in its ad sales. As the Post’s story notes, it’s illegal for foreign nationals or governments to buy ads or spend money aimed at influencing a U.S. election. It now seems clear they’ve been using Facebook to do just that.
Finally, while $100,000 amounts to a minuscule fraction of U.S. election spending, it could go a long way in amplifying posts among a targeted audience. Facebook said only about 25 percent of the ads were geographically targeted. But it’s worth remembering that the company has a history of not being forthcoming when it comes to the scale and mechanisms of misinformation on its platform. It’s possible that the activities the company has uncovered and disclosed so far represent only a small part of a larger problem.
The unstoppable descent of a once great power into social catastrophe and strategic irrelevance
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The US bombing of a Syrian airfield is flip-floppery at its worst. And it signals to America's foes that Trump can be easily dragged into military quagmires
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