To access this clip without audiomarks, please purchase it, or upgrade your account.
MSNBC Live with Alex Witt (clip)



MSNBC Live with Alex Witt

Name: MSNBC Live with Alex Witt

Alex Witt

Name: Alex Witt

Employment: MSNBC

Position: Anchor

Event location
Not online media
Original recording
02/06/2023 09:32 pm
MP4 (1280x720) Use clipper to adjust file type
RUSH TRANSCRIPT Forensics and ░░░░░░░░ know post Mission scrubbing ░░░░░░░░ the 2016 Election We ░░░░░░░░ found tens of thousands ░░░░░░░░ bots You might recall ░░░░░░░░ found That Russian bots ░░░░░░░░ influence Operations on Facebook ░░░░░░░░ have Impacted and been ░░░░░░░░ by 150 Million Americans ░░░░░░░░ and Twitter they are ░░░░░░░░ some countermeasures on That ░░░░░░░░ you have to look ░░░░░░░░ It s played out ░░░░░░░░ Russia provided over 80 ░░░░░░░░ And Venezuela 80 of ░░░░░░░░ Influence messaging that was ░░░░░░░░ for Spain s cat ░░░░░░░░ Separatist movement They put ░░░░░░░░ of Twitter Bots out ░░░░░░░░ elect Roy Moore We ░░░░░░░░ it but you have ░░░░░░░░ have The will to ░░░░░░░░ it The technical expertise ░░░░░░░░ There Ben I know ░░░░░░░░ have written About how ░░░░░░░░ thousands of Russian trolls ░░░░░░░░ the National events in ░░░░░░░░ 2016 Race How well ░░░░░░░░ are these Trols in ░░░░░░░░ You break them down ░░░░░░░░ the Trolls on the ░░░░░░░░ the trolls On the ░░░░░░░░ and the Black Lives ░░░░░░░░ trolls How hard is ░░░░░░░░ to stop them Stop ░░░░░░░░ basically the Social media ░░░░░░░░ are stuck In a ░░░░░░░░ of whack a mole ░░░░░░░░ s so easy to ░░░░░░░░ a new Fake anonymous ░░░░░░░░ on Twitter that s ░░░░░░░░ the Platform is not ░░░░░░░░ to make People put ░░░░░░░░ real identities On it ░░░░░░░░ at a push of ░░░░░░░░ button they Can create ░░░░░░░░ whole new bot army ░░░░░░░░ conduct new attacks And ░░░░░░░░ question how are they ░░░░░░░░ They re very organized ░░░░░░░░ have specific targets They ░░░░░░░░ talking points They have ░░░░░░░░ And they are on ░░░░░░░░ attack We re pretty ░░░░░░░░ in the middle Of ░░░░░░░░ information and meme Warfare ░░░░░░░░ s on going It ░░░░░░░░ persistent And from what ░░░░░░░░ have done in my ░░░░░░░░ and speaking to Experts ░░░░░░░░ Americans don t Seem ░░░░░░░░ be they seem to ░░░░░░░░ Either willfully or blissfully ░░░░░░░░ of what s going ░░░░░░░░ Ben these regular 31 ░░░░░░░░ have these regular Cyber ░░░░░░░░ scans Is that enough ░░░░░░░░ least in those States ░░░░░░░░ prevent a repeat of ░░░░░░░░ I don t think ░░░░░░░░ anything Can prevent the ░░░░░░░░ from Continuing to attack ░░░░░░░░ re going to keep ░░░░░░░░ They re going to ░░░░░░░░ changing Tactics Whenever we ░░░░░░░░ up with a Method ░░░░░░░░ re going to change ░░░░░░░░ attack The main difference ░░░░░░░░ least Versus 2016 is ░░░░░░░░ we are aware Of ░░░░░░░░ That s a big ░░░░░░░░ That s a first ░░░░░░░░ but it s Not ░░░░░░░░ to be enough to ░░░░░░░░ Them Of course Russia ░░░░░░░░ Having anything to do ░░░░░░░░ the 2016 election hacking ░░░░░░░░ has Vladimir Putin who ░░░░░░░░ up for re election ░░░░░░░░ Should add how has ░░░░░░░░ Benefitted inside Russia from ░░░░░░░░ 2016 meddling How much ░░░░░░░░ would meddling Help him ░░░░░░░░ you know it s ░░░░░░░░ because if you look ░░░░░░░░ policy here in the ░░░░░░░░ States Vladimir Putin hasn ░░░░░░░░ Actually benefitted because Sanctions ░░░░░░░░ only were not Lifted ░░░░░░░░ fact there were more ░░░░░░░░ introduced Russia is still ░░░░░░░░ from The effects the ░░░░░░░░ Effects that these sanctions ░░░░░░░░ had on them and ░░░░░░░░ That has also affected ░░░░░░░░ Putin negatively in the ░░░░░░░░ I think that the ░░░░░░░░ kind of Boost to ░░░░░░░░ if we can see ░░░░░░░░ has been more just ░░░░░░░░ terms Of reputation And ░░░░░░░░ know this notion that ░░░░░░░░ is more powerful and ░░░░░░░░ Influential than he is ░░░░░░░░ Reality when it comes ░░░░░░░░ having An influence on ░░░░░░░░ American Political system So ░░░░░░░░ ve got the first ░░░░░░░░ of 2018 It s ░░░░░░░░ for Texas on March ░░░░░░░░ Ben what should we ░░░░░░░░ What are you going ░░░░░░░░ be looking Out for ░░░░░░░░ can expect to see ░░░░░░░░ repeat Of some of ░░░░░░░░ tactics they have Pulled ░░░░░░░░ the past Spreading hoaxes ░░░░░░░░ Disinformation using their bots ░░░░░░░░ amplify the messages of ░░░░░░░░ Preferred possibly these Insurgent ░░░░░░░░ spreading Lies through social ░░░░░░░░ that Then percolate their ░░░░░░░░ into Different more partisan ░░░░░░░░ and then maybe even ░░░░░░░░ their way to mainstream ░░░░░░░░ or the Twitter feed ░░░░░░░░ the President We can ░░░░░░░░ that there will be ░░░░░░░░ There will be more ░░░░░░░░ And we can just ░░░░░░░░ expect Them to keep ░░░░░░░░ I want to read ░░░░░░░░ of a New Yorker ░░░░░░░░ which quotes an Election ░░░░░░░░ In which he says ░░░░░░░░ Election infrastructure to make ░░░░░░░░ fail on Election Day ░░░░░░░░ in long lines and ░░░░░░░░ visible chaos would be ░░░░░░░░ easier than actually Stealing ░░░░░░░░ Malcolm is he right ░░░░░░░░ he s absolutely right ░░░░░░░░ s actually very hard ░░░░░░░░ steal Votes We have ░░░░░░░░ each state multiple And ░░░░░░░░ election systems We don ░░░░░░░░ all use e voting ░░░░░░░░ places use ballots some ░░░░░░░░ electrical optical But the ░░░░░░░░ you want to create ░░░░░░░░ most mayhem is not ░░░░░░░░ you Know by knocking ░░░░░░░░ voting Systems It s ░░░░░░░░ playing with the voter ░░░░░░░░ at The State level ░░░░░░░░ They have come in ░░░░░░░░ warned about this during ░░░░░░░░ Thank god it didn ░░░░░░░░ happen If there s ░░░░░░░░ blue wave this year ░░░░░░░░ the Russians decide they ░░░░░░░░ to create chaos in ░░░░░░░░ Negative electoral impact Against ░░░░░░░░ conservatives Against the Republicans ░░░░░░░░ Can just openly and ░░░░░░░░ Change these election tallies ░░░░░░░░ to create mayhem And ░░░░░░░░ is completely Vulnerable because ░░░░░░░░ re just Computers that ░░░░░░░░ addition Is there anything ░░░░░░░░ suggest That the Russians ░░░░░░░░ okay we Did this ░░░░░░░░ 2016 and we re ░░░░░░░░ I think that Pandora ░░░░░░░░ box Has already been ░░░░░░░░ long Before the 2016 ░░░░░░░░ Just when it comes ░░░░░░░░ the way That cyber ░░░░░░░░ are done And the ░░░░░░░░ that this is a ░░░░░░░░ That now state actors ░░░░░░░░ state Actors anyone can ░░░░░░░░ to try to Sow ░░░░░░░░ mayhem or discord or ░░░░░░░░ Their point across States ░░░░░░░░ the country their Election ░░░░░░░░ here in the United ░░░░░░░░ are all outdated They ░░░░░░░░ underfunded Congress should do ░░░░░░░░ About it The states ░░░░░░░░ to take it more ░░░░░░░░ You know it s ░░░░░░░░ a good Thing that ░░░░░░░░ 2016 election Really brought ░░░░░░░░ into focus Because we ░░░░░░░░ t have this which ░░░░░░░░ is considered critical Infrastructure ░░░░░░░░ the Department of Homeland ░░░░░░░░ be so Outdated because ░░░░░░░░ s always Going to ░░░░░░░░ vulnerable to attack Now ░░░░░░░░ we are in a ░░░░░░░░ Digital connected online World ░░░░░░░░ tell you this is ░░░░░░░░ really Sobering conversation Nonetheless ░░░░░░░░ m thanking you All ░░░░░░░░ it Thanks guys In ░░░░░░░░ moment is the White ░░░░░░░░ putting undue influence on ░░░░░░░░ Justice Department The most ░░░░░░░░ Democrat on The Intel ░░░░░░░░ weighs in on The ░░░░░░░░ next There are two ░░░░░░░░ of people in the ░░░░░░░░ Those who fear the ░░░░░░░░ And those who embrace ░░░░░░░░ The future is for ░░░░░░░░ unafraid All because of ░░░░░░░░ Welcome back, everyone.
To view this clip's transcript, log into your Grabien account.