Twitter Embarrassed, Marco Rubio Disgraceful Mix-up, Election Interference Briefings Sunday, July 19th


It's Sunday. July nineteenth twitter is embarrassed. Senator Marco Rubio's disgraceful. Mix Up who Oregon is suing. Information. On binds election. Interference briefings and more. Welcome to Rob Song podcast where I bring the latest Progressive News and politics in ten minutes or less I'm Robert Cunningham. Thank you for tuning in. Let's get informed. Twitter says they're cybersecurity. Breach Wednesday affected one hundred thirty accounts including high profile users such as Joe Biden and Kanye West. The company explained in a blog post that perpetrators downloaded data from eight of the one hundred thirty accounts that were compromised. None of these eight accounts were from an official account of public figure they say. Beyond Biden Kanye, former president Barack Obama and billionaires, Elon Musk and Jeff, bezos were victim to the cybersecurity breach which allowed hackers to tweet out a bitcoin hoax from these accounts. This tried to get users to send bitcoin payments from followers by promising to double any pledges their way in Bitcoin. Twitter has a pretty clear understanding of how this breach took place to begin with. A statement by the company reads. The attackers successfully manipulated a small number of employees and use their credentials to access twitter's internal systems, including getting through our two factor protections. As of now we know that they access tools only available to our internal support teams to target one hundred thirty twitter accounts for forty five of those accounts, the attackers were able to initiate a password reset log into the account and send tweets. Here's an example of what one of the hack messages was from Elon Musk's account. Feeling grateful doubling all payments sent to my BTC address. You send one thousand dollars I send it back two thousand dollars only doing this for the next thirty minutes. Okay, so please arm yourselves with the knowledge that this sort of thing is likely fake in almost every instance, even if it's coming from verified account. Sadly on Friday. Civil Rights, leader and American hero representative. John Lewis of Georgia died. Lewis was eight years old and had pancreatic cancer. In December of two thousand, nineteen, Louis shared the sad news of his diagnosis. Lewis is passing prompted many positive messages on social media such as Elizabeth. Warren tweeting the following. Quote John Lewis was, and always will be an American hero and champion for civil rights who inspired us to all make good trouble in the fight for justice. Rest in power. Rep. John, Lewis. Then, we have Republican Senator Marco Rubio on the other hand writing for Mashal, Alice, informed says. On Saturday Senator Marco. Rubio inserted both of his feet into his mouth with a poorly executed tribute to late civil rights legend John Lewis. What could she be referring to? You might ask well. Rubio tweeted a memorial message about John. Lewis along with a picture of Rubio beside a black lawmaker. The problem is that black lawmaker was not John Lewis. It was Elijah Cummings of Maryland. Who died last October? So besides Rubio, being an absolute buffoon, he's also horrible on policy, so if you live in Florida, please vote against him in twenty twenty two. NPR reports the Oregon Department of Justice is suing several federal agencies for civil rights, violations and state prosecutors will potentially pursue criminal charges against a federal officer who seriously injured a protester. Oregon's DOJ filed the suit late Friday, night, and it names. The US Department of Homeland Security, the US Marshall Service the US Customs and Border Protection and the Federal Protective Service. The suit was filed response to these federal agencies violation Oregon Civil Rights during protests. The suit names John Does one through ten as the identity of the officers is not known, nor is the agency affiliation Costa Lawsuit. Individuals have been detained by these officers without probable cause, so the suit does appear to be merited. State attorneys are looking for a judge to issue a temporary restraining order that would stop the unlawful. Detaining of Oregonians has told you about yesterday mark pettibone arrest by these mysterious federal officers has sparked national attention on Portland in recent days. President! Trump is tried to use this moment to criticize leaders organ for being too lenient on protesters. Friday night Joe Biden told a group of around two hundred donors that he has received intelligence briefings warned of election interference from adversaries such as Russia and China Biden. Statement of the Group touched on both of these countries saying. We know from before and I guarantee you I know now, because I now get briefings again. The Russians are still engaged in trying to de-legitimize our electoral process fact. China and others are engaged as well and activities that are designed for us to lose confidence in the outcome. What Biden is saying here makes sense, and it's totally reasonable. Given what we know about. The Russian troll forms ordered from the highest levels of Russia's government in two thousand sixteen. The main takeaway here is that we have to vote and remain wary of foreign bots on social media. I want to now look at some state national polls for the presidential election, which is only a few months away now. General election polls according to realclearpolitics DOT COM. Show Biden has a national average lead over trump of plus eight point six points. For reference at this point in two thousand Sixteen Hillary was only around plus three points over trump. That's nationally though, and we know that the electoral college favors. And the popular vote does not choose the president. So in the battleground states of Wisconsin Michigan and Pennsylvania which Hillary Clinton all lost in two thousand Sixteen Biden is up commandingly in every state. Was Constance polling average has biden at plus six points Michigan even better for Biden plus seven point seven points in Pennsylvania at Biden plus seven over trump, so all of this is just to inform and show where the state of the races without a doubt Biden is going to win the popular vote. Biden, becoming the next president is not certain. The Electoral College historically favors. Republicans and nothing is a done deal. What we need to do is visualize our vote pushing the election in our state. I, don't care if you live in California and think this thing is set in stone. Vote for Biden I don't care if you live in. and. Thank your vote doesn't matter vote for Biden. Trump is guaranteed to cry that this was a sham election. If he loses, we must overwhelm the voting booth like never before, so there can be no question. Vote for Biden this November. That's all for today. Thank you for tuning in. If this show brings you value, be sure to share it with a friend and let them know they should be listening as well. Have a great rest of your day. I'll see you next time.

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