A Closer Look At Russia’s Global Influence Amid 2020 Election | NBC News NOW

A Closer Look At Russia’s Global Influence Amid 2020 Election | NBC News NOW


SHOWERS, QUOTE>>>IRAN, ISRAEL, SAUDI ARABIA>>>IRAN, ISRAEL, SAUDI ARABIA AND UAE HAVE ALL BEEN RUNNING AND UAE HAVE ALL BEEN RUNNING CAMPAIGNS. CAMPAIGNS. WHAT I’VE BEEN SURPRISED BY THE WHAT I’VE BEEN SURPRISED BY THE MOST IN WORKING ON THIS SPACE IS MOST IN WORKING ON THIS SPACE IS THAT WE HAVEN’T SEEN MORE THAT WE HAVEN’T SEEN MORE COUNTRIES USING THESE COUNTRIES USING THESE TECHNIQUES. TECHNIQUES. THE SKILL SETS IS NOT A HARD THE SKILL SETS IS NOT A HARD ONE. ONE.>>THOUGH THE PRESIDENT HIMSELF>>THOUGH THE PRESIDENT HIMSELF HAS BEEN RELUCTANT TO HAS BEEN RELUCTANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE RUSSIAN INTERFERENCE ACKNOWLEDGE RUSSIAN INTERFERENCE IN HIS OWN ELECTION. IN HIS OWN ELECTION.>>I CALL IT THE RUSSIAN HOAX.>>I CALL IT THE RUSSIAN HOAX.>>RUSSIAN COLLUSION DELUSION.>>RUSSIAN COLLUSION DELUSION.>>IT’S ONE GREAT HOAX.>>IT’S ONE GREAT HOAX.>>THE STATE DEPARTMENT AND>>THE STATE DEPARTMENT AND OTHER GOVERNMENT AGENCIES HAVE OTHER GOVERNMENT AGENCIES HAVE ACKNOWLEDGED IT. ACKNOWLEDGED IT.>>I AM CONFIDENT THAT THE>>I AM CONFIDENT THAT THE RUSSIANS MEDDLED IN THIS RUSSIANS MEDDLED IN THIS ELECTION AS IS THE ENTIRE ELECTION AS IS THE ENTIRE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY. INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY.>>AND WE HAVE A PRETTY GOOD>>AND WE HAVE A PRETTY GOOD IDEA WHAT THAT MEDDLING LOOK IDEA WHAT THAT MEDDLING LOOK LIKE, BUT IS RUSSIA USE THE SAME LIKE, BUT IS RUSSIA USE THE SAME TACTICS ABROAD AS IT DID IN THE TACTICS ABROAD AS IT DID IN THE U.S.? U.S.?>>DOES RUSSIA ADAPT ITS TACTICS>>DOES RUSSIA ADAPT ITS TACTICS BASED ON WHAT COUNTRY IT’S BASED ON WHAT COUNTRY IT’S HOPING TO INFLUENCE? HOPING TO INFLUENCE?>>WHEN ANYONE, ANY ACTOR IS>>WHEN ANYONE, ANY ACTOR IS TRYING TO LAUNCH SOME KIND OF TRYING TO LAUNCH SOME KIND OF SOCIAL MEDIA MANIPULATION SOCIAL MEDIA MANIPULATION CAMPAIGN, WE SEE THEM GO WHERE CAMPAIGN, WE SEE THEM GO WHERE THE USERS ARE. THE USERS ARE.>>SAM BRADSHAW IS A RESEARCHER>>SAM BRADSHAW IS A RESEARCHER AT OXFORD STUDYING COMPUTATIONAL AT OXFORD STUDYING COMPUTATIONAL PROPAGANDA OR IN OTHER WORDS HOW PROPAGANDA OR IN OTHER WORDS HOW GOVERNMENTS EXECUTE GOVERNMENTS EXECUTE DISINFORMATION CAMPAIGNS. DISINFORMATION CAMPAIGNS.>>FACEBOOK WAS, YOU KNOW, ONE>>FACEBOOK WAS, YOU KNOW, ONE OF THE NUMBER ONE PLATFORMS FOR OF THE NUMBER ONE PLATFORMS FOR THE U.S. ELECTIONS, BUT THAT’S THE U.S. ELECTIONS, BUT THAT’S NOT NECESSARILY THE CASE FOR NOT NECESSARILY THE CASE FOR EVERY OTHER COUNTRY. EVERY OTHER COUNTRY. WHEN WE LOOK AT ELECTIONS IN WHEN WE LOOK AT ELECTIONS IN INDIA OR IN BRAZIL THE INDIA OR IN BRAZIL THE DISINFORMATION COULD BE ON DISINFORMATION COULD BE ON WHATSAPP BECAUSE THAT’S WHERE WHATSAPP BECAUSE THAT’S WHERE MOST OF THE PEOPLE ARE ONLINE MOST OF THE PEOPLE ARE ONLINE AND DISCUSSING POLITICS AND IN AND DISCUSSING POLITICS AND IN THE 2017 UK ELECTION, WE SAW THE 2017 UK ELECTION, WE SAW JEREMY CORBYN SPOT ON TINDER, JEREMY CORBYN SPOT ON TINDER, AND THE SPOT WOULD CONNECT WITH AND THE SPOT WOULD CONNECT WITH PEOPLE. PEOPLE. IT WOULD TALK AND DO A LITTLE IT WOULD TALK AND DO A LITTLE BIT FLIRTING AND PROMOTE CORBYN. BIT FLIRTING AND PROMOTE CORBYN. EVERY APPLICATION CAN BE USED TO EVERY APPLICATION CAN BE USED TO PUSH A POLITICAL MESSAGE. PUSH A POLITICAL MESSAGE.>>THOSE BOTS WERE MADE BY>>THOSE BOTS WERE MADE BY CAMPAIGNERS FROM THE UK. CAMPAIGNERS FROM THE UK. IN THE U.S. LAWMAKERS QUESTIONED IN THE U.S. LAWMAKERS QUESTIONED WHY IT TOOK TECH COMPANIES SO WHY IT TOOK TECH COMPANIES SO LONG TO ACKNOWLEDGE AND DENOUNCE LONG TO ACKNOWLEDGE AND DENOUNCE FOREIGN INFLUENCE ON THEIR FOREIGN INFLUENCE ON THEIR PLATFORMS. PLATFORMS.>>THREE GIANTS IN THE TECH>>THREE GIANTS IN THE TECH WORLD GRILLED TODAY ON CAPITOL WORLD GRILLED TODAY ON CAPITOL HILL. HILL.>>WHY HAS IT TAKEN FACEBOOK 11>>WHY HAS IT TAKEN FACEBOOK 11 MONTHS TO COME FORWARD AND HELP MONTHS TO COME FORWARD AND HELP US UNDERSTAND THE SCOPE OF OF US UNDERSTAND THE SCOPE OF OF THIS PROBLEM? THIS PROBLEM?>>TECH COMPANIES MAINTAINED>>TECH COMPANIES MAINTAINED THAT THE THREAT WAS NEW THAT THE THREAT WAS NEW TERRITORY AND THEY WERE TERRITORY AND THEY WERE COMMITTED TO FIXING IT. COMMITTED TO FIXING IT. THE ABUSE OF OUR PLATFORM TO THE ABUSE OF OUR PLATFORM TO ATTEMPT STATE-SPONSORED ATTEMPT STATE-SPONSORED MANIPULATION OF ELECTIONS IS A MANIPULATION OF ELECTIONS IS A NEW CHALLENGE FOR US. NEW CHALLENGE FOR US.>>WITH THE 2020 ELECTIONS FAST>>WITH THE 2020 ELECTIONS FAST APPROACHING, TECH COMPANIES ARE APPROACHING, TECH COMPANIES ARE WORKING TO ADAPT TO THE RISKS. WORKING TO ADAPT TO THE RISKS. FACEBOOK AND INSTAGRAM, FOR FACEBOOK AND INSTAGRAM, FOR EXAMPLE, ROLLED OUT AN EXAMPLE, ROLLED OUT AN INITIATIVE TO LABEL FALSE INITIATIVE TO LABEL FALSE INFORMATION ON BOTH THEIR INFORMATION ON BOTH THEIR PLATFORMS. PLATFORMS. GOOGLE INVESTED HUNDREDS OF GOOGLE INVESTED HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN DEVELOPING ALGORITHMS THAT DEVELOPING ALGORITHMS THAT PRIORITIZE HIGHER QUALITY PRIORITIZE HIGHER QUALITY CONTENT. CONTENT. TWITTER BANNED POLITICAL TWITTER BANNED POLITICAL ADVERTISING ALL TOGETHER, BUT ADVERTISING ALL TOGETHER, BUT EXPERTS SAY THERE’S NOT ONE EXPERTS SAY THERE’S NOT ONE SILVER BULLET. SILVER BULLET.>>IT’S HARD TO IDENTIFY WHICH>>IT’S HARD TO IDENTIFY WHICH ACCOUNTS ARE FAKE AND WHICH ACCOUNTS ARE FAKE AND WHICH ACCOUNTS ARE REAL EVEN FOR ACCOUNTS ARE REAL EVEN FOR PLATFORMS THEMSELVES. PLATFORMS THEMSELVES.>>Reporter: RESEARCHERS AND>>Reporter: RESEARCHERS AND TECH EXECUTIVES AREN’T THE ONLY TECH EXECUTIVES AREN’T THE ONLY PEOPLE NOTICING THAT RUSSIA’S PEOPLE NOTICING THAT RUSSIA’S TACTICS ARE SPREADING FAR BEYOND TACTICS ARE SPREADING FAR BEYOND AMERICA’S BOARDERS. AMERICA’S BOARDERS.>>COUNTRIES ARE RECOGNIZING>>COUNTRIES ARE RECOGNIZING THAT SOCIAL MEDIA CAN BE THIS THAT SOCIAL MEDIA CAN BE THIS LIKE PROXY FOR POLITICAL POWER LIKE PROXY FOR POLITICAL POWER AND INFLUENCE, AND PART OF THIS AND INFLUENCE, AND PART OF THIS HAS TO DO WITH THE BORDERLESS HAS TO DO WITH THE BORDERLESS NATURE OF THE INTERNET. NATURE OF THE INTERNET.>>Reporter: SO WHILE RUSSIA>>Reporter: SO WHILE RUSSIA POPULARIZE THE TACTICS IN THE POPULARIZE THE TACTICS IN THE U.S. IN THE 2016 ELECTIONS, U.S. IN THE 2016 ELECTIONS, EXPERTS SAY IT’S A PROBLEM

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7 thoughts on “A Closer Look At Russia’s Global Influence Amid 2020 Election | NBC News NOW

  1. Pompeo: all intelligence shows that Russia interferes in our elections. Well, duh!! That's why Hitler Trump keeps denying it, because he in no way resembles anyone with any brains or any intelligence!!🤣🤣🤣

  2. Besides that Russia are very possibly joining the EU as a new member sometime in the future ( it’s after all located in Europe) there is really no substance in this NBC propaganda video other than using a few old boring video clips from old meetings and airing them with “ scary music “ So again Russia as explained years ago could join the EU in the future ( as could Turkey)

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