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1/ My Significant Other, who has 10X more followers than I do from participating in those #FBRParty things that I strongly oppose, is engaged in an experiment: instead of posting witty obviousness and outrage (and getting thousands of likes), he is posting content.
2/ The result is interesting: he barely gets any attention from his "huge crowd of resisters" who do such great lip service to the cause of democracy but don't seem that interested in making informed decisions.
3/ They still do engage (a lot) with accounts that repeat old news in fewer words and more emotion, they enjoy strongly emotional words and expressions (they love, hate, are sick, etc) and they happily engage in follow-backs.
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Do you want to spread truth, facts, and some laughs? Rumor has it you should follow @akkitwts, a self-styled resistance accounts whose 265 tweets apparently contain these things in spades, as it's managed to attract 19.3K followers in under two months.

cc: @ZellaQuixote
Before we follow for the promised truth, facts, and laughs, let's take a look at @akkitwts. All tweets are sent via the Android app, and the tweet timings don't suggest automation. However. . .
As one might expect of a #resistance account, @akkitwts posts a variety of tweets opposing the Trump administration, many of which have been posted verbatim before. This dedication to plagiarism could indicate automation, but could also be copy/paste - hard to be certain.
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1/ "Speak truth to stupid" (from the TV show Newsroom). There's science in that (a lot of it). Once you know the electorate demographics and break it down in categories, it's time to shape the *persuasive discourse*. (feel free to downlad)
dspace.lboro.ac.uk/dspace-jspui/b…
2/ The demographic composition of your electorate is usually available on public statistics data organizations or other research institutes. You certainly know @pewresearch and @FiveThirtyEight (private).
3 / Once you go through this first step, which many people skip, it's time to understand their "attitudes and behaviors". This is within the field of study of *public opinion*, a sub-area of political science.
methods.sagepub.com/Reference//enc…
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1 / Digital political activism: I have been slowly populating this chart with relevant twitter accounts. The reason I have been putting work on this is because the effectiveness of political action depends on two things:
docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d…
1 / First, the existence and following of authoritative sources (hierarchical structure). Second, fast viralization (anarchic or horizontal structure). At the viral level, the best number of cross-followings ranges from a few hundred to less than 2K.
2 / The immense majority of those creating viral action are NOT opinion-makers. They don't generate original content and they shouldn't: that is the prerogative of authoritative sources (qualified individuals, organizations, etc). Their role is to effectively spread content.
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1 / I don't do #FBRParty and I have to mute several accounts that spend most of their time doing outrage posting, funny posting... zero content. Being "stronger together", mathematically, does NOT mean following each other but being connected through hub-accounts.
2 / Hub-accounts create and reproduce the most relevant content for *your* interests. Following political parties, important activist organizations, news outlets and serious writers is extremely relevant. Doing this means you have a chance of making a contribution.
3 / Increasing your individual number of followers if you are not a person who generates relevant content means very close to zero in political terms. I have no idea why anyone would want to have a lot of followers (unless it's business and if it is, we're talking serious numbers
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#BREAKING:So let's get this straight. #Trump misled #DeutscheBank to get loans he won't otherwise qualify for, and the guy giving him the loans is Justice Kennedy's son. Hmm

#TheResistance #CNN #MSNBC #Yahoo #ThursdayThoughts #FBRParty

Did Justice Kennedy's son KNOW #Trump cooked his financials before advancing him MEGA LOANS? Only @HouseDemocrats SUBPOENA can settle that

#TheResistance #CNN #MSNBC #Yahoo #ThursdayThoughts #FBRParty

grassrootsdempolitics.com/index.php/2018…
How are Americans supposed to respect a Roberts #SupremeCourt featuring #Kavanaugh when 👇👇document PROVES that way back in Feb 2017, Kavanaugh ALREADY KNEW Kennedy was retiring and more importantly, that HE WAS his replacement?

#TheResistance #CNN #MSNBC #Yahoo #FBRParty
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Prime example of why you shouldn’t just “#followback.”

Discovered I was following this little #MAGAt. They “protect” their accounts now.

From now on, I’ll be blocking protected accounts that I don’t recognize.

Here’s some other things to watch out for. (thread)
#RussianBots
I noticed a lot of accounts following, and unfollowing me—hoping for a “#followback.”

They all had high numbers of “followers and following.”

But here’s the thing—

They have very low comments, likes, and retweets.

Why?

I’ll explain...
The reason the Russians invade, or create #FBRparty posts—is because they want disruption.

I’ve had a number of people say they haven’t seen my posts in a while.

I haven’t stopped posting.

It’s that they’re following 15k people, and that high of a number buries “real posts.”
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1/ Day 30 of Trump's shutdown: Gov't workers are suffering. Trump's winning by blaming Dems for not negotiating. BuzzFeed nailed Trump for directing Cohen in illegal acts. Then Mueller made his first mistake & now both have egg on their faces. Trump wins. Enough! Resisters Unite!
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1/ THREAD (Click on "Show this thread") Here is a revised Ultimate Presidential Candidates List for 10/6/18. Major changes at Tier One. Kamala Harris moves into first, followed by Cory Booker as a running mate. Joe Biden moves from first to third followed by Michael Avenatti.
2/ Bernie Sanders remains first on Tier Two, but is considered weak as a primary contender. Eric Swalwell stays at second while Deval Patrick and Adam Schiff switch places based on Schiff's high profile stance against Kavanaugh (i.e., Schiff moves up on spot).
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You are something else - yes, you, the one reading this tweet. You don't even know what you're doing, or the significance of it, but take a moment, read this thread, and pat yourself on the back.
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YOU have risen up to #resist. Without any centralized or organizational foundation, you helped grow a massive online movement. Through #FBRParty #FBR and other hashtag advocacy, you did this.
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YOU have created an international coalition, bringing together a diverse group of people who are raising up to demand change, not just here in America but across the world. You have inspired people to speak up.
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Ok Twitter, time to stop pretending that @realDonaldTrump and the #TrumpAdministration are stupid, naive or otherwise dim. Here's the reality #BlueWave/#Democrats; they are ruthlessly intelligent and deceitful. They are actively setting up measures to remove civil liberties. (1)
They're setting up measures to remove freedoms, in the long term, by using measures that their own base, for the time being, perceive, through rigorous #PropagandaMedia like @BreitbartNews, @FoxNews, and @infowars, as critical to the #MAGA plan, like cost cutting. Here's how: (2)
The next stage of the process will be to strip education funding for lower and middle-class Americans who cannot otherwise afford it. This is already well underway, with @BetsyDeVosED spearheading the movement. When you siphon off collective knowledge, you breed #ignorance. (3)
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