We are disclosing a significant state-backed information operation focused on the situation in Hong Kong, specifically the protest movement and their calls for political change.
Jane Lytvynenko 🤦🏽♀️🤦🏽♀️🤦🏽♀️Twitter says it proactively suspended 200,000 accounts from China before they were "substantially active."
Twitter's also disclosing 936 accounts originating from China that were created to "sow political discord in Hong Kong."
Bank accounts belonging to Alexey Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Foundation (FBK) — one of Russia’s leading civic institutions — and several of its staff have been frozen, the organization’s press secretary, Kira Yarmysh, announced on August 8. Officials...
Jane Lytvynenko 🤦🏽♀️🤦🏽♀️🤦🏽♀️If you want to learn more about intercontinental cables, their fragility, and their roots in colonialism, read The Undersea Network by Nicole Starosielski. It has blown my mind and need to talk about it with anyone who's willing.
Rising seas imperil the delicate web of cables and power stations that control the internet.
Jane Lytvynenko 🤦🏽♀️🤦🏽♀️🤦🏽♀️Been trying to tell ppl this for months but everyone just looks at me like I'm a crazy nerd:
'Within 15 years, thousands of miles of fiber optic cable—and hundreds of pieces of other key infrastructure—are likely to be swamped by the encroaching ocean.'
A network of sites from American Intelligence Media have launched fringe conspiracy theories into the mainstream.
Jane Lytvynenko 🤦🏽♀️🤦🏽♀️🤦🏽♀️We dug into the network of sites that pubbed racist a Kamala Harris birther article. It also promoted a conspiracy about Zuckerberg being a gay CIA plant. The sites are run by a Montessori school operator who has a spiritual guidance business on the side
“Facebook likes to make a PR move and say that they’re doing something, but they don’t always follow up on that.”
Jane Lytvynenko 🤦🏽♀️🤦🏽♀️🤦🏽♀️It has been over a month since Facebook announced its ban on white nationalist groups around the world. Those groups continued using Facebook and many used simple tricks to find their way back.
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Elections authorities could still investigate false or misleading content like doctored videos, but the social media giant says it’s not their role to decide where the “line” is.
Jane Lytvynenko 🤦🏽♀️🤦🏽♀️🤦🏽♀️Today Facebook:
- didn't send executives to sit before Canadian committee despite official summons (a historic first)
- told the committee that they won't remove fake content during the Canadian election
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