Russian influence on energy markets-Report

US lawmakers are expressing concerns following a new House committee report detailing how Russians attempted to use social media platforms to manipulate U.S. energy markets. It’s the first acknowledgment from politicians that such websites were used to influence U.S. affairs outside political and social discourse. House Committee on Science Space and Technology released a report detailing how Russia has been using social media platforms to disrupt domestic energy markets and influence domestic energy policies. The 21-page report includes Russian posts on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, some with photographs and slogans. 

https://science.house.gov/sites/republicans.science.house.gov/files/documents/SST Staff Report - Russian Attempts to Influence U.S. Domestic Energy Markets by Exploiting Social Media 03.01.18.pdf

 

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good. Just finished Robert Ludlum and will take a look at this report

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5 minutes ago, Stephen said:

US lawmakers are expressing concerns following a new House committee report detailing how Russians attempted to use social media platforms to manipulate U.S. energy markets. It’s the first acknowledgment from politicians that such websites were used to influence U.S. affairs outside political and social discourse. House Committee on Science Space and Technology released a report detailing how Russia has been using social media platforms to disrupt domestic energy markets and influence domestic energy policies. The 21-page report includes Russian posts on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, some with photographs and slogans. 

https://science.house.gov/sites/republicans.science.house.gov/files/documents/SST Staff Report - Russian Attempts to Influence U.S. Domestic Energy Markets by Exploiting Social Media 03.01.18.pdf

 

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good reading

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A top military cyber official told lawmakers on Tuesday that he has not received specific direction from the Trump administration to disrupt Russian cyberattacks targeting U.S. elections.

“I haven’t been granted any additional authorities,” U.S. Cyber Command chief Adm. Michael Rogers, who also serves as director of the National Security Agency (NSA), told lawmakers on the Senate Armed Services Committee.

While Rogers said he has not asked for additional authorities to stop Russian cyberattacks at the source, he noted that it would ultimately be up to President Trump to give him that permission.

“I need a policy decision that indicates there is specific direction to do that,” Rogers said. “The president ultimately would make this decision in accordance with a recommendation from the secretary of Defense.”

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why target Russian social media, just take a look at Trump's tweets on the issue

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Social media will now tank the oil market?!?!?

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Just now, JohnAtronis said:

Social media will now tank the oil market?!?!?

Hard to believe that the Russians promoted the DAPL protests...promoted BLM as well...

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4 hours ago, Meanwhile said:

Hard to believe that the Russians promoted the DAPL protests...promoted BLM as well...

I don't know why its hard to believe that they had a campaign aimed at furthering the agenda of the environmentalists in the hopes that it would hurt the US energy industry. I'm sure it's not just the Russians and I'm sure it's not limited to the energy industry. Lots of white hat activities go on to further causes, fake profiles, fake blogs, and whatnot. It's not like it's a farfetched idea. How successful any of these are remain to be seen and impossible to quantify. But I'm not sure why that's hard to believe.

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None of this is farfetched. Since the advent of social media and our obsession with instant, electronic gratification, international meddling on this level was a foregone conclusion. 

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or, since the advent of the Boiler Room ... 

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Thanks for posting this report. This is fascinating reading.

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Did big data stolen by Facebook from 50 million people tank the US presidential election?

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