Comments on: Who benefits from doubt? Online manipulation and the Russian – and US – internet http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2015/07/23/who-benefits-from-doubt-online-manipulation-and-the-russian-and-us-internet/ Ethan Zuckerman’s online home, since 2003 Sat, 30 Sep 2017 15:09:57 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.3 By: 2:00PM Water Cooler 7/24/15 | naked capitalism http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2015/07/23/who-benefits-from-doubt-online-manipulation-and-the-russian-and-us-internet/comment-page-1/#comment-6373633 Fri, 25 Sep 2015 05:39:45 +0000 http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/?p=5108#comment-6373633 […] “It’s expensive to persuade someone to believe something that isn’t true. Persuading someone that _nothing_ is true, that every “fact” represents a hidden agenda, is a far more efficient way to paralyze citizens and keep them from acting. It’s a dark art, one with a long past in Russia and in the US, and one we’re now living with online” [Ethan Zuckerman]. […]

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By: peteybee http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2015/07/23/who-benefits-from-doubt-online-manipulation-and-the-russian-and-us-internet/comment-page-1/#comment-6370571 Sat, 25 Jul 2015 00:15:37 +0000 http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/?p=5108#comment-6370571 I like.

Brief question:

Why is RT trying to paralyze US citizens against organizing?

Wouldn’t such a goal presume that:

If US citizens paralyzed from organizing, THEN, US government less able to do activity that RT opposes?

Seems contrary to what has happened. Maybe I’ve been drinking too much of the kool-aid, but it seems to me the US government has an easier time carrying out policy (e.g., facilitating democracy abroad), when citizen are not poking their noses in its business.

So the this last part of the article doesn’t quite add up for me.

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By: Online manipulation (aka FUD), USA vs Russia [Ethan Zuckerman] | Spread An Idea http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2015/07/23/who-benefits-from-doubt-online-manipulation-and-the-russian-and-us-internet/comment-page-1/#comment-6370570 Fri, 24 Jul 2015 23:56:24 +0000 http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/?p=5108#comment-6370570 […] http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2015/07/23/who-benefits-from-doubt-online-manipulation-and-the-ru… […]

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By: L.M. Dorsey http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2015/07/23/who-benefits-from-doubt-online-manipulation-and-the-russian-and-us-internet/comment-page-1/#comment-6370566 Fri, 24 Jul 2015 20:17:17 +0000 http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/?p=5108#comment-6370566 The link to “911 Reasons Why 9/11 Was (Probably) an Inside Job” is broken: “301 Moved Permanently” It redirects to a 2007 article entitled“Tsunami alert in Russia’s Far East”. (And the coincidence of these facts seems almost a poem.)

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By: Kurt Shaw http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2015/07/23/who-benefits-from-doubt-online-manipulation-and-the-russian-and-us-internet/comment-page-1/#comment-6370549 Thu, 23 Jul 2015 23:09:05 +0000 http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/?p=5108#comment-6370549 Though many people might contend that neoliberalism is the official ideology of the moment, I have long believed that our real belief system is more cynicism than anything else. This argument, Ethan, suggest that it is useful for many different national projects.

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