The frogs of summer

28 05 17

Below is an archived edition of Ctrl Alt Right Delete, a weekly email newsletter. This edition was published on 05/28/2017. Members of Factual Democracy Project have access to past editions. Subscribe to Ctrl Alt Right Delete

Given the holiday weekend, this week’s Ctrl Alt Right Delete is super short. I hope your weekend has been relaxing so far and that you’re so busy enjoying time with family and friends you won’t notice this email immediately when it hits your inbox. Relax and enjoy. You’ve earned it.

Important #TrumpRussia Quote

“I encountered and am aware of information and intelligence that revealed contacts and interactions between Russian officials and U.S. persons involved in the Trump campaign that I was concerned about because of known Russian efforts to suborn such individuals. It raised questions in my mind about whether Russia was able to gain the cooperation of those individuals. I don’t know whether such collusion existed.”

-John Brennan, Former CIA Director, testifying to the House Intelligence Committee last week.

Brennan’s full testimony can be viewed here.

Important Quote for Political Operatives

“Trump’s digital team was also aided by the candidate’s unbridled use of Twitter, by WikiLeaks, by fake news generators like Breitbart, and by an army of so-called “Twitter bots,” automated Twitter accounts—many of which are thought to have emanated from Russia and at least one thousand of which the neo-Nazi website Daily Stormer claimed to have created. Together, all this sent a river of pro-Trump and anti-Clinton messages coursing into cyberspace, giving the Trump campaign a continually self-reinforcing narrative.”

-Sue Halpern, How He Used Facebook to Win.

Jam Packed ICYMI Linky Goodness

Before You Go

If you’re craving more Ctrl Alt Right Delete be sure to like the Facebook page. I post articles and screenshots all week, much of which doesn’t end up in the newsletter. You can also find several past newsletter articles on Medium.

Thank you Nicole Belle, who volunteers her time to copy edit this newsletter every week. You can find her on Twitter here. That’s a wrap for this week.


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