It began with Trump giving brand name status to the meme "Fake News". The War Against Dissent is the elite's reaction to social media. This is how the war will be carried out:
Step One: define the truth. Establish what is an acceptable narrative and then brand anything else as disinformation.
Like Hitler in the last days under Berlin, neoliberal/neocon Democrats have completely lost touch with reality. They are convinced that one more try with Russiagate (or now Khasshogi-gate) will bring victory over the hated Trump. They fantasize that "we're not Trump" is going to raise a voter army from people who were screwed over by Obama, demonized by Hillary, and shut out by the Democratic Party insiders.
This is a link to an article worth considering by a professor in Massachusetts. One of the magnetized lines...
a highly sophisticated linguistic mind-control campaign
Anyone who thinks the internet is going to allow non-approved actors to organize opposition to our increasingly dysfunctional Deep State is completely unaware of the history of mass media in wartime, specifically in WW2. I'm going to first review that history, and then talk about the Internet.
Radio in WW2
Sinclair's script for stations. Fake news media warning viewers about believing fake news. This is propaganda at its finest. This video keeps getting deleted from the webs.
So, I got this email last night:
(Subject: Update on Russian-linked activity on Tumblr)
Dear (my Tumblr name),
As part of our commitment to transparency, we want you to know that we uncovered and terminated 84 accounts linked to Internet Research Agency or IRA (a group closely tied to the the Russian government) posing as members of the Tumblr community.
The downside of complete media corruption is that you (as a non-elite, average person) realize that you cannot evaluate the truth of reporting about anything that happens inside "the bubble". Cases in point, the serial implosion of the bona fides of people charged with helping Trump "collude" with Russia.
1) Carter Page
Russians opened Twitter and Facebook accounts, and used them to say bad things about Hillary Clinton and good things about Trump. They took out Facebook ads that did the same, and organized political events along similar lines.
That's what they're being accused of, anyway.
Just one problem: none of that is election fraud.