Sidney Powell's "experts" were almost laughably lame. Her "military expert" code-named "Spyder" was a guy named Josh who never worked in military intelligence. Her intelligence expert was a pro-Trump podcaster named Maras who misappropriated $$$ she raised for the homeless. 1/
More on Sidney Powell's lame experts, including the guy w/ a doctorate who confused Michigan & Minnesota & thus combined their data together to "mistakenly" claim that more than 100% of registered voters had voted. And the other doctorate who didn't know Dominion from ES&S 2/
Altho Fox & others retracted some of this misinformation, propagandists know that first impressions are very difficult to eradicate. Unless the corrective info is repeated as often & w/ greater clarity than the lie, people tend to revert back to their initial faulty beliefs. 3/
4/ More examples of the firehouse of falsehoods that fueled the #StopTheSteal campaign - including several bogus videos that went viral—are discussed in the clip in post 3. There were many channels pumping out misinformation on behalf of Trump, just like the Kremlin model.
5/ "The Russian 'Firehose of Falsehood' Propaganda Model" by @RANDCorporation https://www.rand.org/pubs/perspectives/PE198.html
6/ “We characterize the contemporary Russian model for propaganda as “the firehose of falsehood” because of two of its distinctive features: high numbers of channels and messages and a shameless willingness to disseminate partial truths or outright fictions.”
7/ “In the words of one observer, ‘[N]ew Russian propaganda entertains, confuses and overwhelms the audience.’”
8/ Because of this firehose of falsehoods, no one is talking about how the GOP killed the #SAFEAct election-security bill or how Trump's corrupt Post Master General kneecapped the USPS or how Rs won all those state races that weren't manually audited meaningfully or at all.
9/ Election transparency is still necessary but no longer sufficient. We must also inoculate ourselves & others against misinformation, including by studying & explaining propaganda techniques so that everyone will easily recognize them when they are deployed.
10/ To de-program people who’ve been fooled by disinformation, it’s “important that the corrective information be repeated as frequently, and with even greater clarity, than the myth.” https://news.northeastern.edu/2018/06/18/tired-of-being-manipulated-by-fake-news-this-northeastern-researcher-is-creating-the-tools-we-need-to-fight-against-it/
Tired of being manipulated by fake news? This Northeastern researcher is creating the tools we need...
Behavioral psychologist Briony Swire-Thompson is on the frontline in the battle against misinformation. Understanding how the brain stores and retrieves information will make efforts to fight...https://news.northeastern.edu/2018/06/18/tired-of-being-manipulated-by-fake-news-this-northeastern-researcher-is-creating-the-tools-we-need-to-fight-against-it/