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Welcome to program 320 of Shortwave Radiogram.

I'm Kim Andrew Elliott in Arlington, Virginia USA.

Here is the lineup for today's program, in MFSK modes as noted:

  1:44 MFSK32: Program preview (now)
  2:48 MFSK32: Spam campaign via Meta boosts China
  6:26 MFSK64: 12% eat half of beef consumed in USA
  9:37 MFSK64: This week's images
27:21 MFSK32: Closing announcements

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From Deutsche Welle:

Meta uncovers world's 'largest' spam campaign to boost China

August 29, 2023

The Facebook parent company said it purged thousands of accounts
from a so-called "Spamouflage" campaign linked to Chinese law
enforcement. The operation reportedly also targeted other
platforms like YouTube and Reddit.

Facebook parent Meta said on Tuesday it had shut down a so-called
"Spamouflage" campaign to covertly boost China's image on its

Meta said it removed some 7,700 Facebook accounts plus hundreds
of other pages, groups and Instagram accounts that pushed
pro-China narratives online.

The accounts typically praised China and its policies in
Xinjiang, and criticized the United States, Western foreign
policy, and individuals critical of Beijing, including

"We assess that it's the largest, though unsuccessful, and most
prolific covert influence operation that we know of in the world
today," said Meta's global threat intelligence lead, Ben Nimmo.

How did the 'Spamouflage' campaign work?

Meta said the so-called "Spamouflage" campaign targeted Taiwan,
the US, Australia, Britain, Japan, and global Chinese-speaking

It reportedly also included non-Meta platforms like YouTube,
Reddit, Quora, Medium and Twitter, which has rebranded as X.

Nimmo said his team was "able to link Spamouflage to individuals
associated with Chinese law enforcement."

Meta believes the accounts were largely purchased from commercial
spam operators in other countries, like Vietnam or Bangladesh,
and repurposed to spread political messages.

Nimmo pointed to one account that previously published
Chinese-language ads for lingerie before abruptly switching to
English-language posts about riots in Kazakhstan.

Some of the techniques used by the Chinese operation were similar
to Russia's so-called "troll factories."

This suggests that the two operations may have been learning from
one another, Nimmo added.

But he said the Chinese operation was largely unsuccessful.

"This operation was large and noisy, but it struggled to reach
beyond its own fake echo chamber," Nimmo said.

(AFP, Reuters)



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Just 12% of Americans eat half of all beef consumed in a day

Posted by Andrew Yawn
Tulane University
August 30, 2023

Just 12% of Americans are responsible for eating half of all beef
consumed in the United States on a given day, a new study shows.

The finding may help consumer groups and government agencies
craft educational messaging around the negative health and
environmental impacts of beef consumption.

Those 12% - most likely men or people between the ages of 50 and
65 - eat what researchers call a disproportionate amount of beef
on a given day, a distinction based on the latest Dietary
Guidelines for Americans, which suggest 4 ounces per day of meat,
poultry, and eggs combined for those consuming 2,200 calories per

For the study, published in the journal Nutrients, the
researchers analyzed data from the CDC's National Health and
Nutrition Examination Survey, which tracked the meals of more
than 10,000 adults over a 24-hour period.

The global food system emits 17 billion tons of greenhouse gases
a year, equivalent to a third of all planet-warming gases
produced by human activity. The beef industry contributes heavily
to that, producing 8 to 10 times more emissions than chicken, and
over 50 times more than beans.

"We focused on beef because of its impact on the environment, and
because it's high in saturated fat, which is not good for your
health," says Diego Rose, professor and nutrition program
director at Tulane University School of Public Health and
Tropical Medicine and the study's senior and corresponding

The study's purpose was to assist in targeting educational
programs or awareness campaigns to those eating disproportionate
amounts of beef, Rose says. Honing messaging around the
environmental impact of beef production is crucial at a time when
climate change awareness is higher than ever.

Rose says he and fellow researchers were "surprised" that a small
percentage of people are responsible for such an outsized
consumption of beef, but it's yet to be determined if the
findings are encouraging for sustainability advocates.

"On one hand, if it's only 12% accounting for half the beef
consumption, you could make some big gains if you get those 12%
on board," Rose says. "On the other hand, those 12% may be most
resistant to change."

The study also found that those who were not disproportionate
beef consumers were more likely to have looked up USDA's MyPlate
food guidance system.

"This might indicate that exposure to dietary guidelines can be
an effective tool in changing eating behaviors, but it could also
be true that those who were aware of healthy or sustainable
eating practices were also more likely to be aware of dietary
guideline tools," says lead author Amelia Willits-Smith, a
postdoctoral fellow at the University of North Carolina at Chapel

Of the beef consumed on a given day, almost a third came from
cuts of beef such as steak or brisket. But six of the top 10
sources were mixed dishes such as burgers, burritos, tacos,
meatloaf, or spaghetti with meat sauce. Some of these foods may
offer an easy opportunity for disproportionate beef eaters to
alter their dietary habits.

"If you're getting a burrito, you could just as easily ask for
chicken instead of beef," Willits-Smith says.

Those below the age of 29 and above the age of 66 were least
likely to eat large amounts of beef. Rose says this indicates
that the younger generation might be more interested in
mitigating the effects of climate change.

"There's hope in the younger generation, because it's their
planet they're going to inherit," Rose says. "I've seen in my
classes that they're interested in diet, how it impacts the
environment, and what can they do about it."




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This week's images ...

The Pragyan rover of India's Chandrayaan-3 Moon mission left
these tracks on the lunar surface.

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Flowers of #クズ, one of the seven autumn herbs, at the Kobe
Municipal Arboretum. ...

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This neon sign at the Fun City Motel in Las Vegas was installed
in 1952. ...

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Flamingos arrive at their wintering grounds in Bursa, Turkey,
after spending the summer near Venice, Italy, August 20. ...

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A paddleboarder as the sun rises behind Ram Island Ledge Light,
off Cape Elizabeth, Maine, August 24.

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Water-drop photography is a popular subgenre of high-speed
photography. ...

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A pedestrian bridge, with shadows, in Stonehaven, Scotland. ...

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The Super Blue Moon seen from Captree State Park, Long Island,
New York, August 30. ...

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Sunset over Lake Michigan at Warren Dunes State Park, Michigan,
August 21. ...

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Our painting of the week is "The Blue Lake" (1934) by Gabriele
Münter. ...

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     SWRG#320 closing song:


     While attending college in Drury, Barker worked his first media job at KTTS-FM Radio in Springfield. He and his wife left Springfield

     and moved to Lake Worth Beach, Florida, and he was news editor and announcer at nearby WWPG 1340 AM in Palm Beach (now
     WPBR in Lantana).[9] In 1950, he moved to California to advance his broadcasting career. He was given his own radio show, The Bob
     Barker Show, which ran for the next six years from Burbank.[1] He was hosting an audience-participation radio show on KNX (AM) in
     Los Angeles when game show producer Ralph Edwards, who was looking for a new host to replace Jack Bailey on the daytime-television
     version of his long-running show, Truth or Consequences, happened to be listening and liked Barker's voice and style.[10]




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<<2023-09-03T11:26Z MFSK-64 @ 6070000+1500>>

  --- RNEI Show #45 ---
  1, ÁSDÍS - Angel Eyes 🇮🇸
          ÁSDÍS brings us fabulous synth-pop :D
  2, KUUMAA - Tulipalo 🇫🇮
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  3, Ivy Lane - Untouchable 🇸🇪
          This one is quite relaxing ^_^
  4, Julia Alfrida - Like A Bass 🇸🇪
          I love the energy in this! :D
  5, Gabba - Luohtejumezagat *Sámi*
          Lovely Joik fra Gabba, aka Ivory Coated Raindeer.
  6, Zakku, Nakanojojo & Arigato Yuina - Matcha Love 🇯🇵
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  7, James Blunt, Amazonics, Roger Robin, Paratone & S:NE - You're Beautiful (Song Through Time Mix) 🇬🇧, 🇧🇷, 🇩🇪
          An interesting genre mix!
  8, WNDR - Get Down (Data Extended Edit) 🇳🇴
          WNDR Won't let us down with this bop!
  Ha det!





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  Aaaaaand 15 min MFSK64:


  ESSEL - Lennon (Original Mix)
  Mochakk fr. Joni - Da Fonk (Koniick Edit)
  deadmau5 - Maths
  Mike Richards - Turn up the lights (Original Mix)
  Disposal Beats - Funky Store
  Alexander Som & Elte - After Love
  Luanmer ft. fss.s - Sparkle
  Yoko Takahashi x Aqua - A Cruel Barbie's Thesis (Mashup)

  Thank you for listening!
  --- ---






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Sir Barry Gibb, AC OBE, of the Bee Gees was born on
September 1, 1946.

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Here is a timeline of "data transmission via BC shortwave":

2013-03-16 - 2017-06-17   VoA Radiogram  000-220  USA (Continuation under private management as SWRG)
2013-08-31 - until now    KBC Radiogram           NL  (without count, earliest note in my chronicle)
2016-03-23 - 2017-01-14   DIGI DX         01- 44  UK  (Among other things also *.mid transferred)
2016-06-17 - 2019-01-01   IBC
DIGITAL    001-134  I   (my own count)
2017-06-25 - until now    SWRG           001-316  USA (and further ongoing)
2017-11-?? - 2018-12-23   BSR Radiogram   01- 44  USA (Broad Spectrum Radio)
2018-07-25 - 2019-04-06   SSR Radiogram   01- 33  NL  (Slow Scan Radio)
2019-02-21 - 2023-08-03   TIAMS          001-222  CAN (This Is A Music Show)
2020-02-15 - until now    RNEI            01- 44  UK
 (and further ongoing)
2020-03-07 - 2023-08-06   TIAEMS 03/2020-07/2023  CAN (This Is An Express Music Show)
2021-11-28 - until now    Pop Shop Radio          CAN (first find of a playlist in a spectrogram scan)
Projects with digital playlists or content



Active SHOWS:


SWRG - Shortwave Radiogram - Virginia, USA         KD9XB



KBC Radiogram - Virginia ==> Florida, USA     KD9XB ==> WD4AH



Radio Northern Europe International - County Hamshire, UK

Radio Carpathia - Transylvania, Romania

Pop Shop Radio - British Columbia, Canada

Radio Catface International - San Jose, California, USA



DK Radio - Mr.DoubleK  - Transylvania, Romania [via RNEI]



Data with Jeff - Tennessee, USA  [via Radio Carpathia]  KG4ZIE






Ended SHOWS:


VOA Radiogram - Virginia, USA      ===> SWRG    KD9XB



STF Radiogram - Toronto, Canada



BSR Radiogram - Oklahoma, USA                   KG5JST



DIGI DX - Lancashire, UK



SSR Radiogram - Amersfoort, Netherlands         PA0ETE






TIAMS / TIAEMS - Radiogram - Toronto, Canada