Jan 30Liked by Caroline Orr Bueno

Outstanding summary, thanks.

I don't understand why so many people like MT have gone off the rails trying to disprove something that is not only real, but of increasing concern to everyone in this country: active foreign influence operations. As bad as it's been, generative AI is going to make the problem a lot worse.

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Beautifully written article in response to Matt Taibbi. Once an MT fan, I am completely deflated from his Twitter writings, but wasn’t sure how to put my suspicions away. now, with the help of your article I can see this clearly. From my point of view, you just turned the tables on what Matt tries to do in many of his previous writings. Good for you! I sincerely hope that you consider writing further regarding the foreign influence operations that you outlined. Please consider recent information such as:

”On 23 January, we learned that a former FBI special agent, Charles McGonigal, was arrested on charges involving taking money to serve foreign interests. One accusation is that in 2017 he took $225,000 from a foreign actor while in charge of counterintelligence at the FBI's New York office. Another charge is that McGonigal took money from Oleg Deripaska, a sanctioned Russian oligarch, after McGonigal’s 2018 retirement from the FBI. Deripaska, a hugely wealthy metals tycoon close to the Kremlin, "Putin's favorite industrialist," was a figure in a Russian influence operation that McGonigal had investigated in 2016. Deripaska has been under American sanctions since 2018. Deripaska is also the former employer, and the creditor, of Trump's 2016 campaign manager, Paul Manafort.” -from the bulwark.

Best wishes.

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Caroline, I am going to share this multiple times, thanks for writing it. Have you read Matt's update trying, so hard, to make some language edits from the original mission statement for Hamilton into something? Would love for you to respond to this https://www.racket.news/p/hamilton-68-brief-addendum?utm_source=post-email-title&publication_id=1042&post_id=99604075&isFreemail=true&utm_medium=email

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